4.3.15

Canaries Cruise

We enjoyed a wonderful cruise around the Canaries over Christmas. I did put some of the photos up on Facebook, but thought I'd put a few on my blog too, as they are so lovely. We began with a visit to  Cadiz in Spain, then on to Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Tenerife, finishing with a visit to Lisbon.

Lanzarote





Our first call was at the Columbus Museum, which was fascinating, giving wonderful insights into the history of this man.






Here's a reproduction of his cabin. I must say I wouldn't have found this one as comfortable as the one we had on the Queen Elizabeth. (Big grin)







The views over the seas from Lanzarote were quite stunning.


On Gran Canaria we took a trip over the mountains. Rather too many windy roads for me, but the views were equally stunning.






Here is one of the wonderful dragon trees on Tenerife. Very rare and even extinct in some places, but they grow well in the Canaries.








 
Agatha Christie was apparently inspired to write The Mysterious Mr Quin, following regular visits to the Orchid Garden while holidaying on Tenerife.


 




The orchid house is a wonder to see.
 For more information you can visit their website.
Teneriffe Orchid Gardens



Queen Elizabeth

No comments:

Post a Comment