Canary Islands – Day 18 – Tenerife

February 26 was a quieter day with a slower start. Before the rest of us got going, Michael took his standard early walk into the local neighbourhood on his photo quest. We headed to check out Puerto de la Cruz, which was surprisingly touristy. But it was good to see the more commonly experienced Tenerife vibe. Many more kitschy souvenir options – I even bought a couple.

Here we finally acquired our first paella at a lovely outdoor gardens hidden behind a nondescript wall. We also had starters of the now addicted to grilled octopus (amazing again!) and shrimp with garlic. We had yet another sangria – again with their local variations. This bartender used citrus and banana as the fruits and several liqueurs giving yet another unique and lovely twist.

On the way back we stopped by the village next door to our BnB to check out the photo ops looking back into our little village of Las Aguas with it’s amazing bay full of giant waves. But not much luck on finding a vantage point. We did however find a peaceful little cemetery with well kept grounds. So a coffee later we headed home where we had some very successful “Dangria”, did some photo editing and enjoyed some euchre.

Tomorrow will see us off on our last hike here – so need to get a good sleep!

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