Tenerife Scene of the Week Fiery Sunsets


This has been a warmer than average November so far on Tenerife; there has also been far less rainfall on the north coast than usual. In fact since June there have only been a handful of days when we’ve seen rain and even then it has mainly been during the night.

Whether this weather pattern has had an affect on the sunsets I don’t know, but during the last week there were some spectacular displays.

With writing projects and tight deadlines restricting our hoofing it around the countryside, all our walking has still been around the banana plantations near to where we live with our temporary canine companions.

As mentioned in a previous post, it’s been a bit of an eye-opener. This week we discovered a short cut through the bananas which will cut loads of time off the trek home from carnaval and other fiestas. Not only that we’ve spotted quail and been able to enjoy wonderful views of La Palma on the horizon nearly every day this week. You don’t often see La Palma from Puerto de la Cruz during summer months, but the clarity of the air at the moment has kept the island firmly on the horizon.

Plus there have been these most exhilarating of sunsets with flaming streaks making the sky appear as if it were on fire. Typically the most magical occurred on probably the one and only time in the year I didn’t have my camera with me, but the following night’s display wasn’t bad either.

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  1. Gorgeous. I know that about not having the camera when it’s needed from when I lived closer to La Tejita, though it was sunrises and not sunsets. Was in El Sauzal today, but couldn’t see La Palma, wouldn’t you know it, probably the only day this week from the sound of it!

    Don’t forget, it’s the journey, not the destination – oh, that’s what you just said :=)

  2. I really like El Sauzal, lots of hidden gems to the place and a cracking view of the northern coast and Mount Teide. Unfortunately you got about the greyest day there was last week – in the afternoon anyway – so I’m not surprised you couldn’t see La Palma. It did reappear during the dogs’ walk around 5.30 pm (the best time to see it seems to be as the sun is going down), but even then it was mostly hidden by clouds.

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