Wandering around

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A view of the mountains
Our second stop in the Canary Islands is the Island of Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands. Tenerife is very, very mountainous, with not a lot of vegetation. It has the largest mountain in Spain, La Tiede, which we could see from the island of La Palma as we were sailing away yesterday.  Brian and I chose to just wander around the city today and to catch up on on some internet time and to make our engagement announcement.

The ship docked in Santa Cruz, which is a bustling city. The streets are very walkable and there are lots of shops and cafes to enjoy. We found a large farmer´s market selling all sorts of yummy fruits and vegetables. There was a large art museum and performing arts complex that were in unusual and interesting buildings. The art museum had an exhibit of Picasso´s sketches that I really wanted to see but unfortunately it was closed on Monday.

We found a great place for lunch, the menu of the day was a mixed salad, a mini-pizza, your drink and ice cream, all for $7 Euros which is about $10. The mini-pizza was actually a 10 inch pizza, so we could have split it, but I still managed to have room for hielo chocolate!!!

As we were walking around I saw lots of beautiful trees and flowers and had to take pictures of them, so many of my pictures are of trees.

We did not get out into the mountains at all, but would like to return to Tenerife and see more of the island.
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A view of the mountains
A view of the mountains
This is a lilac tree, I have never…
This is a lilac tree, I have neve…
A cyprus tree, very cool!
A cyprus tree, very cool!
Streets of Santa Cruz
Streets of Santa Cruz
A tree with orange flowers
A tree with orange flowers
Bell tower on the old church
Bell tower on the old church
Market of our Lady of Africa, the …
Market of our Lady of Africa, the…
This is the art museum, it is gray…
This is the art museum, it is gra…
The performing arts complex, remin…
The performing arts complex, remi…
Tenerife
photo by: EmyG