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December 19, 2017

Vacation in Las Palmas4 / Vacaciones en Las Palmas4 / Vacances à Las Palmas4 / Férias em Las Palmas4

In English:

Walking to surfers Paradise El Confital and beyond in Las Palmas

This post shows my photos from visits to the area El Confital where we visited twice. El Confital is surfers’ paradise – surprise ? The road starts from there, where the beach of Las Canteras ends. The road sinuates between houses, which are near on the edges of rough volcanic seashore, consumed by the ravages of time. Ferocious surges beat the shore revealing that during low tide surfing is impossible.

After the asphalt surface ends, the road continues as a sand road. Before reaching, El Confital road is quarried thru solid rock and covered by steel sheets. The distance to the surf beach is not long, but it requires from time to time photography stops.

Our second visit, we walked as far as it was possible. The sand road ended to the barbed wire fence. On the way, back we decided to make a short hike passing a narrow path on the slope leading back to Las Palmas.

En español:

Caminando hacia el paraiso de los surfistas El Confital y más allá en Las Palmas

Este puesto vos muestra mis fotos de nuestro visitas a la zona de El Confital donde visitamos dos veces. El Confital es el paraíso de los surfistas, ¿sorpresa? El camino parte desde allí, donde termina la playa de Las Canteras. El camino zigzaguear entre las casas, que se encuentran cerca de los bordes de la agreste costa volcánica, consumidas por los estragos del tiempo. Las oleadas feroces golpean la orilla y revelan que durante la marea baja el surf es imposible.

Después de que la capa de asfalto termina, el camino continúa como un camino de arena. Antes de llegar al playa El Confital, la carretera se extrae a través de roca sólida y se cubre con las láminas de acero. La distancia a la playa de surf no es larga, pero de vez en cuando el paisaje necesita pauses para la fotografía.

Nuestra segunda visita, caminábamos tan lejos como fue posible. El camino de arena terminaba en la valla de alambre de púas. En el camino de vuelta decidimos hacer una pequeña caminata pasando por un sendero estrecho en la ladera que lleva a Las Palmas.

En francais:

Balade vers le paradis de surfers, El Confital et au-delà à Las Palmas

Ce poste vous montre mes photos de visites à la zone El Confital où nous avons visités deux fois. El Confital est le paradis des surfeurs – surprise? La route commence à partir de là, où se termine la plage de Las Canteras. La route sinue entre les maisons, qui sont proches des bordes du rivage volcanique, dévorées par les ravages du temps. Des vagues féroces battent la rive, révélant que pendant la marée basse, le surf est impossible.

Après la fin de la surface d’asphalte, la route continue comme une route de sable. Avant d’arriver, la route El Confital est extraite de la roche solide et recouverte de tôles d’acier. La distance à la plage de surf n’est pas longue, mais elle exige de temps en temps des arrêts de photographie.

Notre deuxième visite, nous avons marché aussi loin que c’était possible. La route de sable s’est terminée par la clôture de barbelés. Sur le chemin, nous avons décidé de faire une petite randonnée en passant un étroit sentier sur la pente qui nous ramène à Las Palmas.

Em Português:

Caminhando até o Paraíso dos Surfistas El Confital e além em Las Palmas

Este post mostra mostrar-lhe as minhas fotos sobre a área de El Confital onde visitámos duas vezes. El Confital é o Paraíso dos Surfistas- surpresa? A estrada começa a partir daí, onde termina a praia de Las Canteras. A estrada sinuza entre as casas, que estão próximas nas bordas da costa vulcânica áspera, consumidas pelos estragos do tempo. Os surtos ferozes batem a costa revelando que durante a maré baixa é impossível o surfar.

Após a finalização da superfície do asfalto, a estrada continua como uma estrada de areia. Antes de chegar, a estrada de El Confital é extraída por rocha sólida e coberta por placas de aço. A distância à praia de surf não é longa, mas exige de vez em quando as paradas de fotografia.

Nossa segunda visita, caminhamos até onde era possível. A estrada de areia terminou com a cerca de arame farpado. No caminho, de volta, decidimos fazer uma caminhada curta por um caminho estreito que levava de volta a Las Palmas.

1. On the way to El Confital

1. On the way to El Confital

2. On the way to El Confital

2. On the way to El Confital

3. Today I eat fish for dinner

3. Today I eat fish for dinner

4. On the way to El Confital

4. On the way to El Confital

5. Would you love to live in this house?

5. Would you love to live in this house?

6. Would you love to live in this house?

6. Would you love to live in this house?

7. There are also benches every now and then available for admiration of the landscape

7. There are also benches every now and then available for admiration of the landscape

8. Rather special beach promenade

8. Rather special beach promenade

9. Way to El Confital is quarried thru solid rock and covered by steel sheets

9. Way to El Confital is quarried thru solid rock and covered by steel sheets

10. Way to El Confital is quarried thru solid rock and covered by steel sheets

10. Way to El Confital is quarried thru solid rock and covered by steel sheets

11. Way to El Confital is quarried thru solid rock and covered by steel sheets

11. Way to El Confital is quarried thru solid rock and covered by steel sheets

12. El Confital beach

12. El Confital beach

13. Surfers cars. At the background, the hill with a path on which we hiked back to Las Palmas

13. Surfers cars. At the background, the hill with a path on which we hiked back to Las Palmas

14. Seals in the ocean - no, but surfers waiting for the appropriate waves

14. Seals in the ocean – no, but surfers waiting for the appropriate waves

15. El Confital - surfing paradise in Las Palmas

15. El Confital – surfing paradise in Las Palmas

16. El Confital - surfing paradise in Las Palmas

16. El Confital – surfing paradise in Las Palmas

17. El Confital - surfing paradise in Las Palmas

17. El Confital – surfing paradise in Las Palmas

18. El Confital - surfing paradise in Las Palmas

18. El Confital – surfing paradise in Las Palmas

19. El Confital - surfing paradise in Las Palmas

19. El Confital – surfing paradise in Las Palmas

20. El Confital - surfing paradise in Las Palmas

20. El Confital – surfing paradise in Las Palmas

21. El Confital - surfing paradise in Las Palmas

21. El Confital – surfing paradise in Las Palmas

22. El Confital - surfing paradise in Las Palmas

22. El Confital – surfing paradise in Las Palmas

23. El Confital - surfing paradise in Las Palmas

23. El Confital – surfing paradise in Las Palmas

24. Rolling stones. At the background, You see the beginning of the path on which we hiked back to Las Palmas

24. Rolling stones. At the background, You see the beginning of the path on which we hiked back to Las Palmas

25. Sandy road continues beyond the El Confital

25. Sandy road continues beyond the El Confital

26. Lava stone

26. Lava stone

27. Lava in the sea

27. Lava in the sea

28. MasterChef

28. MasterChef

29. The road went far

29. The road went far

30. Remains of ?

30. Remains of ?

31. Warning

31. Warning

32. He / she did not believe the warning. Sigh. Rest in peace

32. He / she did not believe the warning. Sigh. Rest in peace

33. The area is a special and worth for a visit

33. The area is a special and worth for a visit

34. You never get tired to watch waves and listen to the roar of the sea.

34. You never get tired to watch waves and listen to the roar of the sea.

35. Nature's own show enchants the mind

35. Nature’s own show enchants the mind

36. Lava stops the waves in the end

36. Lava stops the waves in the end

37. The landscape, which we watched for a long time

37. The landscape, which we watched for a long time

38. The nature makes the mind silent

38. The nature makes the mind silent

39. Piles prevent the cars from driving outside the area

39. Piles prevent the cars from driving outside the area

40. The journey continues

40. The journey continues

41. We were warned before going to the path

41. We were warned before going to the path

42. Yes, there has been landslide indeed. Thumps up - yes all went well

42. Yes, there has been landslide indeed. Thumps up – yes all went well

43. After walking some time there was a flat area. It made our small hiking easier

43. After walking some time there was a flat area. It made our small hiking easier

44. Someone hid the plastic bag under this plant. I wonder if it was too heavy to carry it to the nearest waste paper basket. Sigh.

44. Someone hid the plastic bag under this plant. I wonder if it was too heavy to carry it to the nearest waste paper basket. Sigh.

45. Beautiful

45. Beautiful

46. Road was narrow

46. Road was narrow

47. Looking back there where our path started

47. Looking back there where our path started

48. The 48. The landscape from the pathlandscape from the path

48. The landscape from the path

49. The landscape from the path

49. The landscape from the path

50. El Confital on the left

50. El Confital on the left

Vacation in Las Palmas 1.

Vacation in Las Palmas 2.

Vacation in Las Palmas 3.

Because Christmas is near, I want to show to You my old post (2009) presenting our Christmas tree.

Debido a que la Navidad está cerca, quiero vos mostrar mi viejo post (2009) presentando nuestro árbol de navidad.

Parce que Noël est proche, je veux montrer vous mon ancien message (2009) en présentant notre arbre de noël.

Porque o natal está perto, quero mostrar-lhe a minha antiga mensagem (2009) introduzindo a nossa árvore de natal.

Christmas tree decorations / Adornos de Navidad de árboles de Navidad / Décorations d’arbre de Noël.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year / ¡Feliz Navidad y Feliz Año Nuevo! / Joyeux Noël et bonne année / Feliz Natal e Bom Ano Novo / Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes Neues Jahr! / Buon Natale e felice anno nuovo! / メリークリスマス と 良いお年をお迎えください / Hyvää joulua ja onnellista uutta vuotta

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December 5, 2017

Vacation in Las Palmas3 / Vacaciones en Las Palmas3 / Vacances à Las Palmas3 / Férias em Las Palmas3

In English:

On excursion in Las Palmas

To know better Canary Islands we attended the excursion, which showed northern parts of the island. On the tour saw Bandama Caldera, Botanical garden, Dedo de Dios in Puerto de Nieve and coffee plantation.

First, we drove along the winding roads to the Bandama caldera. Its measures are spectacular, because it is 569 meters / 1.867 feet above sea level, wide 1000 meters / 3300 feet and 200 meters / 700 feet deep. The view around was so enjoyable that when leaving from there, we had wistful mind. When I worked in Las Palmas 1969, there was a story about the man who lived in Bandama caldera. I was interested if there is somebody living at the bottom of caldera yet today and I did find from Internet, that the last and unique person who lived at the bottom of Bandama Caldera was Agustín Hernández. He moved to there with his family. Later his family left Bandama, but Agustín stayed there. It sounds incredible, but he lived the 69 years. For those who loves hiking, there is 2 km / 1.2 mi long path, leading to the bottom of Bandama caldera.

Next, our excursion headed to the Canary Islands Botanical Garden. The garden is large, because its area is approximately 27 acres (11 hectares). This meant to us, that we visited to the area where are cacti and palm trees.

Next, we drove to Puerto de las Nieves (harbor of snow). We dined at the restaurant with the same as the village. Puerto de las Nieves is a small village and from there is a catamaran connection to Tenerife which lasts 80 minutes. Puerto de las Nieves is known for its sea stack El Dedo de Dios (God’s finger). November 18, 2005 strong Tropical Storm collapsed it. Sigh.

Finally, we headed for a coffee plantation. Plantation was surrounded by high and steep slopes, which meant that there was microclimate, which offered a great opportunity to grow coffee, bananas, oranges and grapes. Thus, it was natural that the vine made from grapes were for sale and we the opportunity to taste many kind of wines with different cheeses. Excellent vines.

En español:

Excursión en Las Palmas

Para conocer mejor las Islas Canarias asistimos a la excursión, que mostraba el norte de la isla. En el recorrido vieron Bandama Caldera, el jardín botánico, Dedo de Dios en Puerto de Nieve y la plantación de café.

Primero, condujimos a lo largo de los sinuosos caminos hasta la caldera de Bandama. Sus medidas son espectaculares, ya que es 569 metros / 1.867 pies sobre el nivel del mar, ancho 1000 metros / 3300 pies y 200 metros / 700 pies de profundidad. La vista alrededor fue tan agradable que, al salir de allí, tuvimos una mente anhelo. Cuando trabajé en Las Palmas en 1969, había una historia sobre el hombre que vivía en la caldera de Bandama. Me interesaba saber si todavía hay alguien viviendo en el fondo de la caldera y encontré por Internet que la última y única persona que vivía en el fondo de Bandama Caldera fue Agustín Hernández. Se mudó a allí con su familia. Más tarde, su familia abandonó Bandama, pero Agustín se quedó allí. Parece increíble, pero vivió los 69 años. Para los amantes del senderismo, hay un sendero de longitud de 2 kilómetros / 1.2 millas, que conduce al fondo de la caldera de Bandama.

Luego nuestra excursión se dirigió al Jardín Botánico de Canarias. El jardín es grande, porque su área es de aproximadamente 27 acres (11 hectáreas). Esto significó para nosotros, que visitamos solamente el área donde hay cactus y palmeras.

Luego, manejamos hacia Puerto de las Nieves. Cenamos en el restaurante con el mismo nombre que el pueblo. Puerto de las Nieves es un pequeño pueblo y desde allí hay una conexión de catamarán a Tenerife que dura 80 minutos. Puerto de las Nieves es conocido por su formación rocosa El Dedo de Dios. El 18 de noviembre de 2005, una fuerte tormenta tropical lo colapsó. Suspiro.

Finalmente, nos dirigimos a una plantación de café. La plantación estaba rodeada de laderas altas y empinadas, lo que significaba que había microclima, lo que ofrecía una gran oportunidad para cultivar café, plátanos, naranjas y uvas. Por lo tanto, era natural que el vino hecho de uvas estuviera a la venta y tuvimos la oportunidad de probar muchos tipos de vinos con diferentes quesos. Excelentes vinos.

En francais:

En excursion à Las Palmas

Pour mieux connaître les îles Canaries nous avons assisté à l’excursion, qui a montré les parties nord de l’île. Sur la tournée vu Bandama Caldera, jardin botanique, Dedo de Dios à Puerto de Nieve et plantation de café.

D’abord, nous avons roulé le long des routes sinueuses jusqu’à la caldeira de Bandama. Ses mesures sont spectaculaires, car il est de 569 mètres au-dessus du niveau de la mer, large de 1000 mètres / 3300 pieds et 200 mètres / 700 pieds de profondeur. La vue autour était tellement agréable qu’en partant de là, nous avions un esprit nostalgique. Quand j’ai travaillé à Las Palmas en 1969, il y avait une histoire à propos de l’homme qui vivait dans la caldeira de Bandama. Je me suis intéressé à savoir s’il y a quelqu’un qui vit encore au fond de la caldera aujourd’hui et que j’ai trouvé sur Internet que la dernière et unique personne qui vivait au bas de Bandama Caldera était Agustín Hernández. Il a déménagé là-bas avec sa famille. Plus tard, sa famille a quitté Bandama, mais Agustín est resté là. Cela semble incroyable, mais il a vécu les 69 ans là. Pour ceux qui aiment la randonnée, il y a un sentier de 2 km qui mène au fond de la caldeira de Bandama.

Ensuite, notre excursion s’est dirigée vers le jardin botanique des îles Canaries. Le jardin est grand, car sa superficie est d’environ 27 acres (11 hectares). Cela signifiait pour nous, que nous avons visité la zone où sont les cactus et les palmiers.

Ensuite, nous sommes allés à Puerto de las Nieves (port de neige). Nous dînions au restaurant avec le même nom que le village. Puerto de las Nieves est un petit village et à partir de là il ya une connexion en catamaran à Tenerife qui dure 80 minutes. Puerto de las Nieves est connu pour sa pile de mer El Dedo de Dios (le doigt de Dieu). Le 8 novembre 2005 , il ya avait une forte tempête qui a causé son effondrement. Soupir.

Finalement, nous nous dirigions vers une plantation de café. La plantation était entourée par de pentes hautes et raides, ce qui signifiait qu’il y avait un microclimat, ce qui offrait une grande opportunité de faire cultiver du café, des bananes, des oranges et des raisins. Ainsi, il était naturel que la vigne faite à partir de raisins était à vendre et nous avions l’occasion de goûter de nombreux types de vins avec des fromages différents. Excellentes vins.

Em Português:

Na excursão em Las Palmas

Para conhecer melhor as Ilhas Canárias, participámos numa excursão, que mostrou as regiões setentrionais da ilha. No passeio vimos Caldera de Bandama, Jardim Botânico, Dedo de Dios em Puerto de Nieve e um plantação de café.

Primeiro, dirigimos as estradas sinuosas para Caldera de Bandama. Suas medidas são espetaculares, porque é de 569 metros a 1.867 pés acima do nível do mar, de largura de 1000 metros / 3300 pés e de 200 metros / 700 pés de profundidade. A visão ao redor era tão agradável que, ao sair de lá, tivemos a mente nostálgica. Quando trabalhei em Las Palmas 1969, havia uma história sobre o homem que morava na Caldeira de Bandama. Fiquei interessado se havia alguém morando no fundo da caldera ainda hoje e encontrei na Internet, que a última e única pessoa que viveu no fundo de Bandama Caldera foi Agustín Hernández. Ele se mudou para lá com a sua família. Mais tarde, sua família deixou Bandama, mas Agustín ficou lá. Parece incrível, mas ele viveu os 69 anos lá. Para aqueles que gostam de caminhar, há um caminho de 2 km / 1,2 mi de comprimento, levando ao fundo da caldeira de Bandama.

Depois a nossa excursão foi para o Jardim Botânico das Ilhas Canárias. O jardim é grande, porque sua área é de aproximadamente 27 acres (11 hectares). Isso significou para nós, que visitamos a área onde são cactos e palmeiras.

Em seguida, dirigimos para Puerto de las Nieves (porto de neve). Jantamos no restaurante com o mesmo nome do que a aldeia. Puerto de las Nieves é uma pequena aldeia e de lá há uma conexão de catamarã para Tenerife que dura 80 minutos. Puerto de las Nieves é conhecido por sua pilha de mar El Dedo de Dios (dedo de Deus). 18 de novembro de 2005, una forte tempestade tropical desabou a pilha de mar. Suspiro.

Finalmente, fomos para uma plantação de café. A plantação estava rodeada de encostas altas e íngremes, o que significava que havia microclima, o que oferecia uma ótima oportunidade para cultivar café, bananas, laranjas e uvas. Assim, era natural que a vinho feita de uvas estivesse à venda e a oportunidade para nós de provar muitos tipos de vinhos com diferentes queijos. Excelentes vinhos.

1. Bandama Caldera general information sign

1. Bandama Caldera general information sign

2. Bandama Caldera - panorama

2. Bandama Caldera – panorama

3. Bandama Caldera - panorama

3. Bandama Caldera – panorama

4. Bandama Caldera - panorama

4. Bandama Caldera – panorama

5. Bottom of Bandama Caldera

5. Bottom of Bandama Caldera

6. View from Bandama Caldera towards Las Palmas

6. View from Bandama Caldera towards Las Palmas

7. Panorama from Bandama Caldera

7. Panorama from Bandama Caldera

8. Panorama from Bandama Caldera

8. Panorama from Bandama Caldera

9. Some village

9. Some village

10. Bandama Golf Club (18 holes, par 71, lenght of yeallow is - 5666 m / 6169 yd)

10. Bandama Golf Club (18 holes, par 71, lenght of yeallow is – 5666 m / 6169 yd)

11. Sign of the Canary Islands Botanical Garden

11. Sign of the Canary Islands Botanical Garden

12. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

12. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

13. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

13. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

14. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

14. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

15. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

15. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

16. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

16. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

17. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

17. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

18. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

18. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

19. Sign telling about the Cardon

19. Sign telling about the Cardon

20. The Cardon

20. The Cardon

21. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

21. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

22. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

22. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

23. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

23. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

24. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

24. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

25. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

25. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

26. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

26. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

27. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

27. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

28. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

28. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

29. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

29. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

30. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

30. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

31. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

31. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

32. Birds living in the Botanical Garden

32. Birds living in the Botanical Garden

33. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

33. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

34. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

34. Canary Islands Botanical Garden

35. Sign telling about El Dedo de Dios (God’s finger). Before and after

35. Sign telling about El Dedo de Dios (God’s finger). Before and after

36. El Dedo de Dios (God’s finger). After the collapse

36. El Dedo de Dios (God’s finger). After the collapse

37. Puerto de las Nieves

37. Puerto de las Nieves

38. Puerto de las Nieves

38. Puerto de las Nieves

39. Puerto de las Nieves

39. Puerto de las Nieves

40. Puerto de las Nieves

40. Puerto de las Nieves

41. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

41. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

42. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

42. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

43. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

43. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

44. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

44. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

45. Coffee beans are dried in the sun

45. Coffee beans are dried in the sun

46. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

46. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

47. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

47. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

48. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

48. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

49. Guide of coffee plantation and her happy dog

49. Guide of coffee plantation and her happy dog

50. Stephen William Hawking, English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, visited also this plantation. When leaving the plantation he had mangos on his knees.

50. Stephen William Hawking, English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, visited also this plantation. When leaving the plantation he had mangos on his knees.

51. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

51. Photos from coffee plantation and its surroundings

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