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Roque Beach

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playa del Roque de las Bodegas or Roque Beach in northern Anaga was the final stop on our Tenerife excursion.

Roque Beach

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Agana Mountains – Tenerife

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The second part of our excursion (Sat 11th May) took us high up into the Agana Mountains. The photos I took were lovely, but I feel that they didn’t do the place justice. You had to be there to really appreciate the awesomeness of this experience.

Landscape

Landscape

Landscape

Me

Landscape

Landscape

Views

Real Shrine of the Holy Christ of La Laguna

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On Day 8 we arrived in Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands. Part of our days excursion was a visit to Real Shrine of the Holy Christ of La Laguna, a Catholic Church located in San Cristobal de La Laguna. The stunning Alter is embossed in silver. I found it difficult to find information about the church but what I did find had to be translated so some of it didn’t make sense but you can check it out HERE.

Church

Church

Street Lamp

Bell tower

Church interior

Church Interior

Wood work

Church Interior

Church Interior

Chandelier

Church Interior

Church Interior

Alter

Alter

In more detail

creepy doll

Church Interior

Church Interior

Maspalomas Beach, Gran Canaria

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This was a nice chilled out day. A coach transfer from the ship to Maspalomas Beach on Friday 10th May was just what we needed, the weather was glorious and the sand was like hot coals so I was hopping around like a mad woman 🙂

Maspalomas Beach

Maspalomas beach

Fun in the sun

Maspalomas Beach

Beach scene

Sand sculpture

light house

Beach

Beach

Chilling out

Splashing around

having a paddle

Los Hervideros, Lanzarote

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These photos were taken in a beautiful area nearby Timanfaya National Park while in Lanzarote on the 9th May 2013. Los Hervideros means ‘Bubbling Pot’ which the water coming up through the surrounding rocks represents. The views were amazing.

Hervideros Sign

looking out to the Ocean

Me posing

Los Hervideros

Me posing again

Waves crashing

Los Hervideros

Cruise Ship Towel Origame

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Dog

Seal

Elephant

Dinosaur

Peacock

Swan

Turkey

Stingray

Bat

Turtle

Monkey

Lisbon, Portugal

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We visited Lisbon, Portugal on 7th May. This city was impressive although a little rough around the edges. Like with every major city, it has its poorly maintained and slightly unattractive area’s which were covered in graffiti. At one point I thought we were going into mafia territory with its big houses and high walls and gates. You can’t fault some of the architecture though and there was lots to look at in the way of statues and fountains.

We were welcomed into the dock by a fantastic view of the Christ the King statue and the 25th April Bridge which was built by the same company as the golden gate bridge in the U.S. Although parts of Lisbon were very interesting, after having a taster, I don’t think I would return.

The close-ups of the Marquess of Pombal Square was taken through the window of the coach we were travelling in. Information for Marquess of Pombal Square can be found HERE  , Christ the King Statue HERE , 25th April Bridge HERE , Belém Tower or the Tower of St Vincent HERE and Monument to the Discoveries HERE

Christ The King Statue

25th April Bridge

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Me in Lisbon

Looks like something growing out of my head.

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