Another one of those places where I have been several times. It is a frequent stop on Trans-Atlantic Cruises of which I have been on several (well, more than several to tell you the truth). Depending on the cruise line and the ship – this route to south Florida is usually known as the Southern Route (as apposed to heading across from the Baltics and going via Iceland). Stops are normally in either the Canaries (as this ship) or the Azores – usually Ponte Del Gado.

Anyway. The last couple of times I have been here I just did the wander around or take the tram over to the other side of the island and away from most of the tourists. Unlike some of the other ports, right now we are the only ship docked. That makes the numbers of tourists not such a big impact on the town (unlike an Aida & Fred Olson ships also in port). I don’t think it is going to make any difference on the ships ability to get people back on board which has been drastically lacking in the last couple of ports.

(BTW – Stu reports that 17 in Roman Numerals can be anagrammed into something, which in Latin, comes out to be the equivalent of “my life is done/over/I am dead” etc. I think it means that someone, somewhere had way too much time on their hands and was into superstition rather than working for a living. So if you are Italian, you don’t want room 17, Deck 17 or probably train 17 or Flight 17. Me? I need to go and see if there is some number in Kabbalah which holds the same place in insanity)

My major stop today was El Corte Inglais where I bought a tape measure for Carmen and a seam ripper for me. It is not that I don’t have several at home. But they are at home, I am on ship and have a few stitches to un-pick in the current cross stitch. This is 22 count canvas and I really don’t want to either damage it with scissors.

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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One Response to Tenerife

  1. Ron says:

    As someone who isn’t bothered by 17 and loves to travel, you’d love Finnair’s Friday the 13th Flight 666 to HEL (Copenhagen to Helsinki).

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