I don’t know what has happened to my head of late, I seem to be in a bit of a time warp. For some reason I was thinking that in the UK the leaves are turning yellow in the autumnal sunshine. It is only when I started packing for a short break that it suddenly dawned I needed more than just the jumper and boots I had bought in the sales but a whole winter wardrobe as there are still at this time of year people who are spending their days huddled indoors hiding from the wind, rain and cold. Last year in the UK was particularly bad and even during their summer it was so miserable that if they blinked, they missed it! Despite the fact that if there is more than 2 days good weather the common comment is “It’s hotter here than Tenerife” Well that may be so, but at least in Tenerife the weather is consistent – OK it is consistent in the UK too but for the wrong reasons!
I have said many times in the past but I do think we are lucky living in such a lovely place. Without moving from my house on a crystal clear day which the majority of them are, I can see for miles: I can see the sun shining on the Island of La Gomera in one direction, straight in front are the resorts of Las Americas and Los Cristianos and to the east the banana plantations of Guaza that push close to the airport.
On an evening I can watch the most magnificent sunsets from my patio or walk the dogs in Los Cristianos and if I am feeling energetic El Duque – hundreds of vantage points to catch the sun as it dips down over horizon.
Or up here again, the sun setting, thoughts flying… and a peaceful Las Americas in the distance.
Just like the song – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
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