Europe

Tsunamis and erupting volcanoes in the Canary Islands

November 13, 2017 Jack 0

There was bemusement in Spanish language press where the UK gutter press is often seen as something of a joke, not a particularly funny one. The Tenerife Tourism Board sent out a press release to counter what they referred to as “a number of misleading reports in the UK media”. […]

Naviera Armas ferry, Tenerife to Huelva
Europe

On The Move, All At Sea

June 29, 2017 Andy 0

Lying in my bunk with the sea lashing the porthole, I could feel every wave as the bow rose, paused at the zenith of its height, and then crashed back to the angry sea with a loud boom that sounded like it had split the hull… […]

Naviera Armas ferry port, Santa Cruz, Tenerife
Europe

On The Move, The Voyage

June 26, 2017 Andy 10

We had one-way ferry tickets to Huelva in Southern Spain… and less than two weeks in which to pack or dispose of, all our worldly goods […]

El Hierro

The colonial charm of the Canary Islands

June 22, 2017 Jack 0

Quite a few years ago, when we were wearing particularly thick rose-tinted glasses, we had a discussion with a Canarian friend about the beauty of the Canary Islands. Although she loved the islands she took […]

Korcula

The good, bad and ugly of travel lists

February 27, 2017 Jack 0

Some writers despise travel lists, viewing them as lazy travel writing designed to pull in lots of readers with the minimum of effort. However, statistics show people like lists. […]

El Hierro

Which is the Best Canary Island for…

October 18, 2016 Jack 0

All the Canary Islands are different in many ways. The differences may be big, such as diverse epic scenery, and they may be small, items on local menus or aspects of traditional architecture… […]