Travels in Finland and abroad

November 8, 2017

Vacation in Las Palmas1 / Vacaciones en Las Palmas1 / Vacances à Las Palmas1 / Férias em Las Palmas1

In English:

Walking around in Las Palmas

We had in October 30-years wedding anniversary. Because it was a big happening in man’s life, we decided to celebrate it abroad. Our choice was Las Palmas (flight time from Helsinki six hours), which is on the island of Gran Canaria on the Canary Islands. I suggested it, because in 1969, I worked there for my airline Finnair during 4½ months. In Las Palmas, I learnt to speak Spanish as the child learns.

Canary Islands are autonomous community of Spain located in the Atlantic Ocean, 100 km / 62 mi west of Morocco. Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria, has the population about 400 000 residents. It has many faces varying from arid volcanic areas to warm microclimate areas. It offers for active visitor many experiences, but the majority, I think, loves its more than 3 km / 1.6 mi long beach Playa de Las Canteras. How was the weather? Well, max temperature was 37℃ / 98.6℉. Daily variation was between 30℃ / 86.0℉ and 33℃ / 91.4℉, meaning that enjoyable summer weather.

Our hotel was right on the beach and we were lucky having our balcony on the eight floor facing to the beach. The sandy beach was clean, because nightly it was cleaned. The waterfront street offered a great variety of hotels with balconies, restaurants for every taste and many small shops selling local products. Mornings there are many walkers and joggers who run alongside the Playa de Las Canteras, because later it was too lively for these hobbies.

This post shows to You photos from the park Santa Catalina, Playa de Las Canteras, many stand up paddle boarding photos, sand sculptures, Castillo de la Luz, boats on the beach and the sea, life on the beach, cruise and tall ship and much more. On the first weekend there was some festival, which offered hot Samba style music under our balcony – very cool happening.

En español:

Caminando por Las Palmas

Tuvimos en octubre 30 aniversario de bodas. Debido a que fue un gran jalón en la vida del hombre, decidimos celebrarlo en el extranjero. Nuestra elección fue Las Palmas (tiempo de vuelo desde Helsinki seis horas), que sitúa en la isla de Gran Canaria en las Islas Canarias. Lo sugerí porque en 1969 aerolínea finlandesa Finnair durante 4 meses y medio. En Las Palmas, aprendí a hablar español a medida que el niño aprende.

Las Islas Canarias son una Comunidad Autónoma de España situada en el Océano Atlántico, a 100 km / 62 mi al oeste de Marruecos. Las Palmas, capital de la isla de Gran Canaria, tiene una población de alrededor de 400 000 habitantes. Tiene muchas caras que varían desde áreas volcánicas áridas a áreas de microclima cálidos. Ofrece a los visitantes activos muchas experiencias, pero a la mayoría, creo que le encanta su playa de más de 3 km / 1.6 millas largo, Playa de Las Canteras. ¿Como fue el el tiempo? Bueno, la temperatura máxima fue de 37 ℃ / 98.6 ℉. La variación diaria fue de entre 30 ℃ / 86.0 ℉ y 33 ℃ / 91.4 ℉, lo que significa que el clima era el verano agradable.

Nuestro hotel estaba justo en la playa y tuvimos la suerte de tener nuestro balcón en el octavo piso con vistas a la playa. La playa de arena estaba limpia, porque todas las noches que haya sido limpiada. La calle frente al mar ofrece una gran variedad de hoteles con balcones, restaurantes para todos los gustos y muchas pequeñas tiendas que venden productos locales. Las mañanas hay muchos caminantes y corredores que corren junto a la Playa de Las Canteras, porque más tarde fue demasiado animado para estos pasatiempos.

Esta entrada de blog vos muestra fotos del parque Santa Catalina, Playa de Las Canteras, muchas fotos de Surf de remos, esculturas de arena, Castillo de la Luz, barcos en la playa y el mar, vida en la playa, cruceros, veleros y mucho más. Durante del primer fin de semana hubo algunos festivales, que ofrecían la música caliente estilo de Samba debajo de nuestro balcón, espectáculo agradable.

En francais:

Déambulant à Las Palmas

Nous avons eu en octobre 30ème anniversaire de mariage. Parce que c’était une étape importante dans la vie de l’homme, nous avons décidé de le célébrer à l’étranger. Notre choix était Las Palmas (six heures de temps de vol), qui se trouve sur l’île de la Grande Canarie aux îles Canaries. Je l’ai suggéré, car en 1969, j’ai travaillé pour ma compagnie aérienne nationale Finnair pendant 4 mois et demi. À Las Palmas, j’ai appris à parler espagnol, comme un enfant apprend sa langue maternelle.

Les îles Canaries sont une communauté autonome d’Espagne située dans l’océan Atlantique, à 100 km à l’ouest du Maroc. Las Palmas, la capitale de Gran Canaria, compte environ 400 000 habitants. Elle à de nombreux visages allant des zones volcaniques arides aux zones de microclimat chaud. Elle offre aux visiteurs actifs de nombreuses expériences, mais la majorité, je pense, aime sa plage de plus de 3 km de long, Playa de Las Canteras. Comment était la météo? Eh bien, la température maximale était de 37 ℃ / 98,6 ℉. La variation quotidienne se situait entre 30 ℃ / 86,0 ℉ et 33 ℃ / 91,4 ℉, ce qui signifie que c’était l’été agréable.

Notre hôtel était juste sur la plage et nous avons eu de la chance d’avoir notre balcon au huitième étage face à la plage. La plage de sable était propre, car tous les soirs il était nettoyé. Le quai mer nous offrait une grande variété d’hôtels avec des balcons, des restaurants pour tous les goûts et de nombreux petits magasins vendant des produits locaux. Les matins il y a beaucoup de marcheurs et de joggeurs qui courent le long de la Playa de Las Canteras, parce que plus tard, il était trop animé pour ces loisirs.

Ce poste vous montre des photos du parc Santa Catalina, Playa de Las Canteras, de nombreuses photos de stand up paddle surfeurs, des sculptures de sable, Castillo de la Luz, des bateaux sur la plage et la mer, la vie sur la plage, navire de croisièrev et grand voilier et beaucoup plus. Le premier week-end il y avait un festival, qui offrait de la musique de style Samba sous notre balcon – très cool.

Em Português:

Andando por Las Palmas

Celebrámos em outubro nosso aniversário de 30 anos de casamento. Porque foi um grande marco na vida do homem, decidimos celebrá-lo no exterior. Nossa escolha foi Las Palmas (tempo de vôo de Helsínquia seis horas), que fica na ilha de Gran Canaria nas ilhas Canárias. Sugeri, porque em 1969 trabalhei para a minha companhia aérea Finnair durante 4 meses e meio. Em Las Palmas, aprendi a falar espanhol como uma criança aprende sua língua materna.

As Ilhas Canárias são as comunidades autônomas da Espanha localizadas no Oceano Atlântico, a 100 km / 62 mi oeste de Marrocos. Las Palmas, a capital de Gran Canaria, tem cerca de 400 mil habitantes. Tem muitas faces variando de areas vulcânicas áridas até áreas de microclima quente. Ela oferece muitas experiências ao visitantes ativos, mas a maioria dos visitantes, eu acho que, gostem a praia de Las Canteras, um comprimento de mais de 3 km / 1,6 mi. Como estava o tempo? Bem, a temperatura máxima foi de 37 ℃ / 98,6 ℉. A variação diária foi entre 30 ℃ / 86,0 ℉ e 33 ℃ / 91,4 ℉, o que significa que o tempo de verão agradável.

O nosso hotel tinha com acesso directo à praia e tivemos sorte em ter o nosso balcão no andar de oito com uma vista para a praia. A praia de areia estava limpa, porque todas as noites foi limpado. A rua orla marítima ofereceu uma grande variedade de hotéis com varandas, restaurantes para todos os gostos e muitas pequenas lojas que vendem produtos locais. Nas manhãs havia muitos passeantes e corredores que correm ao lado da Playa de Las Canteras, porque mais tarde foi muito animado para esses hobbies.

Este blog mostra a você as fotos do parque Santa Catalina, Playa de Las Canteras, surfe com remo, esculturas de areia, Castillo de la Luz, barcos na praia e mar, vida na praia, o cruzeiro e navio alto e muito mais. No primeiro fim de semana, havia um festival, que ofereceu a música estilo Samba quente sob a nossa varanda – muito legal acontecendo.

When the temperature in mid-October is 37℃ / 98.6℉, then it warm

1. When the temperature in mid-October is 37℃ / 98.6℉, then it warm

Santa Catalina Park

2. Santa Catalina Park

Small boats near to the beach Playa de Las Canteras

3. Small boats near to the beach Playa de Las Canteras

Playa de Las Canteras in the evening

4. Playa de Las Canteras in the evening

5. Playa de Las Canteras in the evening

5. Playa de Las Canteras in the evening

5. 6. Jogging in the morning

6. Jogging in the morning

7. Tree in Santa Catalina Park

7. Tree in Santa Catalina Park

8. Columbus' ship model

8. Columbus’ ship model

9. Midway of the Playa de Las Canteras

9. Midway of the Playa de Las Canteras

10. Boats at the beach Playa de Las Canteras

10. Boats at the beach Playa de Las Canteras

11. Crowded beach Playa de Las Canteras

11. Crowded beach Playa de Las Canteras

12. Boats on the beach Playa de Las Canteras

12. Boats on the beach Playa de Las Canteras

13. Enjoying the life among the boats on the beach Playa de Las Canteras

13. Enjoying the life among the boats on the beach Playa de Las Canteras

14. Our hotel. Hotel NH Imperial Playa. Our balcony was from the top second floor and third from the left

14. Our hotel. Hotel NH Imperial Playa. Our balcony was from the top second floor and third from the left

15. Low tide. View from the balcony

15. Low tide. View from the balcony

16. Low tide. View from the balcony

16. Low tide. View from the balcony

17. Low tide. View from the balcony

17. Low tide. View from the balcony

18. Stand up paddlers

18. Stand up paddlers

19. Stand up paddlers

19. Stand up paddlers

20. Volcanic soil and sea

20. Volcanic soil and sea

21. Angler

21. Angler

22. Waves at the low tide

22. Waves at the low tide

23. View to Las Palmas

23. View to Las Palmas

24. Anglers

24. Anglers

25. Lava rock in the sea

25. Lava rock in the sea

26. Somebody's villa

26. Somebody’s villa

27. Lava rock. At background the area which I will show in my fourth post (last one)

27. Lava rock. At background the area which I will show in my fourth post (last one)

28. Crowded beach of Playa de Las Canteras

28. Crowded beach of Playa de Las Canteras

29. Playa de Las Canteras

29. Playa de Las Canteras

30. At street corners, the police secured holidaymakers' safety. Excellent!

30. At street corners, the police secured holidaymakers’ safety. Excellent!

31. Sand sculptures

31. Sand sculptures

32. Sand sculptures

32. Sand sculptures

33. Playa de Las Canteras early in the morning. We were early on the move, therefore few people visible

33. Playa de Las Canteras early in the morning. We were early on the move, therefore few people visible

34. Cruise ship - Celebrity Eclipse. Capacity for 2 852 passengers. Compare its capacity with Allure of the Seas, made in Finland which capacity is 5400 passengers

34. Cruise ship – Celebrity Eclipse. Capacity for 2 852 passengers. Compare its capacity with Allure of the Seas, made in Finland which capacity is 5400 passengers

35. Tall ship from Norways. Maybe Sørlandet?

35. Tall ship from Norways. Maybe Sørlandet?

36. Staatue of Lolita Pluma (1904 - 1987), real name María Dolores Rivero Hernández, with her cats

36. Staatue of Lolita Pluma (1904 – 1987), real name María Dolores Rivero Hernández, with her cats

37. These gentlemen offered to us and others Samba style hot musical rythmes

37. These gentlemen offered to us and others Samba style hot musical rythmes

38. Pirate of ...

38. Pirate of …

39. Stand up paddlers training

39. Stand up paddlers training

40. Stand up paddlers training

40. Stand up paddlers training

41. These stand up paddlers after training go for the first time to go to sea

41. These stand up paddlers after training go for the first time to go to sea

42. These stand up paddlers after training go for the first time to go to sea. They were playing all the long day

42. 42. These stand up paddlers after training go for the first time to go to sea

43. These people on Playa de Las Canteras,must have had fun. They were playing all the long day

43. These people on Playa de Las Canteras,must have had fun. They were playing all the long day

43. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

43. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

45. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

45. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

46. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

46. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

47. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

47. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

48. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

48. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

49. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

49. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

50. Castillo de la Luz (Castle50. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483 of Light) from 1483

50. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

51. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

51. Castillo de la Luz (Castle of Light) from 1483

52. New buildings will be built

52. New buildings will be built

53. Tidewater

53. Tidewater

54. Tidewater

54. Tidewater

55. Swimming is great fun

55. Swimming is great fun

56. Sun rays

56. Sun rays

57. Sunset

57. Sunset

58. Old newspaper cutting from the year 1969. At background our new DC-8-62. The local newspaper interviewed me because we got this airplane, which made its virgin flight to Las Palmas and few weeks later on May 15, 1969 starting regular flights to New York.

58. Old newspaper cutting from the year 1969. At background our new DC-8-62. The local newspaper interviewed me because we got this airplane, which made its virgin flight to Las Palmas and few weeks later on May 15, 1969 starting regular flights to New York.

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