I especially love taking my groups on the climb to the top of Garajonay, the centre and high-point of the island. The views are stunning and on a clear day you can see four of the other Canary Islands. Then we could be on a silent nature walk through the magical ancient cloud forest, the droplets of water on the leaves glistening in the light. The contrast of the landscape is what makes the island so wonderful, and another day we could be walking down a dramatic gorge to end up at a fabulous just-made-for-walkers rustic restaurant! The food is amazing and there’s nothing like a bowl of home-made watercress soup served up piping hot in authentic wooden bowls! I usually follow it up with the local delicacy “Papas Arrugas” which are really just wrinkled potatoes, BUT, served with a choice of red or green mojo sauce, they are the best spuds you’ll ever taste!
I Love Lanzarote!
I really am passionate about travel, and have always been a keen walker as well. A while back I wanted a career change from my job in Management for a national institution, and I realised that my best attributes (commented on by other people!) were my positivity, my energy and enthusiasm and my love of people in general!
Return To La Palma
The small town of Fuencaliente was threatened, as the fire raged out of control for several days. I remember seeing a satellite photo in an English paper, and from 500 miles out in space you could see the vast plume of smoke from the fire trailing out into the ocean.
Waterfalls and Dancing in Cuba
If we are lucky we may be invited into a farmer’s house to eat fresh pineapple or grapefruit, or try home-grown coffee.
Corfu the Ionian Gem!
I hope to give you an idea of just how marvellous this island is. Many others have done so successfully, notably Lawrence and Gerald Durrell; the latter, however, came to bitterly regret his unintended part in the rapid expansion of tourism.
Cape Verde Islands
The highlight of this holiday is the scenery and walking on the island of Santo Antao.