Trip Start Dec 20, 2008
23Trip End Jan 12, 2009
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The drive was better than expected (Heather the Navigator chose a route that had less hair pin turns) and we were well on our way. What struck us first was the pine forests growing out of old lava beds. A very intriguing site. Next, when we entered El Tiede, we came across a lava field from the latest eruption in the area, 1798, 200 years ago. The road that we were travelling was built on top of the old eruption site and bumpy bumpy we went across the lava fields. It was eerie and awesome and we loved it. There are so many sites to describe about the National Park that I will have to revisit this entry and edit it with more details - but suffice to say, the park is truly a site not to be missed if you are visiting Tenerife.
We arrived at the base of the peak, 2250 metres elevation, in late afternoon and we gauked at the cable cars that were making the climb to within 656 feet of the tallest peak in Spain. There were warning signs posted everywhere that anyone with heart problems (blood pressure included) should not make the ascent. The air in very thin and trouble could be caused. Therefore, we passed ...
I am back at the resort now (of course, typing this blog) and just about to be sitted at our table for "Mexicana" night, followed by a live rockīn roll entertainment show. Itīs great here.
More tomorrow ...