Tuesday, 24 May 2016

ABC Wednesday, T for Tenerife and Travelling

My sister and I decided to go to Tenerife for 10 days. We booked a holiday which was in fact organized for people who were more or less handicapped, and their companions. Though my sister and I are not really handicapped, we still could join this group. Participants could take their own wheelchair or  rollator. But we could also hire them in our hotel, which was especially set up for all kind of handicapped people. The name of the hotel was  "Mar y Sol",which means "Sea and Sun"



 

There were two swimmingpools for the guests. One was designed for the handicapped people in a way that even wheelchair people could have a swim.





We left Schiphol at 15:00 and arrived a couple of hours later. There were seven of us and two leaders.

My sister and I had a corner room and a nice and sunny terrace. Every day  somebody came to clean the room. We always greeted the cleaning lady in the only Spanish we knew.

"Hola, ?qué tal?"

-"Bien, ?y usted?"  ( the first question mark must be upside down, but I can't write it)


Buenos dias.



                                    
  My sister on our terrace.

In the evening we went walking with the group along the beach, looking for a café. We passed a place where a sculptor had made a sand sculpture representing the Last Supper



One day we did a bus ride  to see the sights of Tenerife and to learn about its history,  flora and fauna.

Tenerife is the largest island of the Canaries. It is a volcanic island. Large parts of the beach are covered in black lava sand. There are countless banana plantations, the climate of the island is excellent for growing bananas.

I  am always interested in wildlife.  We heard that there are no poisonous animals neither are there dangerous beasts of prey which can cause certain problems like plagues of mice, lizards and rabbits

Of course there are pets.We even saw a number of camels.

 We had a photo stop in a very picturesque place, called "Los Gigantes".





We had a delicious lunch in a former convent. The only problem was that we had to climb a hill. which was difficult for the wheelchair people.





 


 

 

 

Another day we had a great boat trip and the weather was so wonderful.! We all enjoyed this small voyage and the views of the island from another angle of vision.








With thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC.For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words beginning with T.


13 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a beautiful place for a vacation! I have seen a couple of sand sculpture events -- contests -- but I have never seen anything as beautiful and elaborate as the one you showed. My goodness.

Melody Steenkamp said...

Wow Wil wat leuk !!!

Je foto's doen mijn (inderdaad) denken aan mijn week Gran Canaria in 2012.

En wat heerlijk dat je zo comfortabel jezelf kunt zijn, dat is op veel vakantie-oorden wel anders he. Ben blij voor je hoor!

Have a nice abcwednes-day / - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
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Trubes said...

Do you know Wil
Your pictures are very nice, and
I've been to most of the Canary Islands but not the most popular one,
Tennerife,

Purely because we had our honeymoon in Gran Canaria
and therefore
I always feel drawn there it's so beautiful.

Tenneriffe is very popular Island with British holiday makers.
Hope all is good with you,
Best wishes,
Di.
ABCW team.

photowannabe said...

How wonderful that there are trips so accomodating for disabilities.
It does look like a beautiful place to visit.

Roger Owen Green said...

I LOVE the fact that those in wheelchairs could swim.

ROG, ABCW

carol l mckenna said...

Traveling ~ what a beautiful place you went to with your sister and great shots! Lovely for T ~

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Hildred said...

A lovely spot, judging by all your beautiful photos. Very impressed by the Last Supper sculpted in sand, Wil. Thank you for sharing this great experience.

Ann said...

Wow - fantastic trip for you two. Breathtaking scenery and lodging.
Ann

Kay said...

Oh my gosh! That is an awesome sand sculpture! I wonder what they use to keep it from crumbling.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place for a relaxed holiday.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place for a relaxed holiday.

Vicki Lane said...

It looks like a beautiful place. I've read about it and would love to visit.

Beloo Mehra said...

It looks like a great place for a relaxing holiday. The sand sculpture is fabulous!