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Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » La Gomera May 20th 2014

We have lived in Tenerife for over three years now and thought it was about time to make a visit to the neighbouring island of La Gomera. Retirement is looking after us well. We chose this day to celebrate two recent important personal occasions. As we know little about the island, we decided to make our first visit on board an organised coach tour. What a great idea that was too. We were picked up from a hotel in Los Cristianos for the short coach ride to the port of Los Cristianos and our Fred Olsen Fastcat Catamaran to the port of San Sebastian, La Gomera leaving at 9.00am. The journey was just fifty minutes. We have been waiting to travel on this boat for almost a decade, so it was a great moving moment for ... read more
Fastcat entering Los Cristianos
San Sebastian from the mountains
View point

Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » La Gomera October 30th 2010

The following week was spent the week with Charles, Alison and Elena. It was great to see them, and to spend a bit more time together than the usual visits at home would allow. They also came bearing lots of gifts and bits and pieces from home for which we were hugely thankful! We spent the first night in their apartment – the first off the boat since July, then set sail together on Monday for La Gomera. On leaving the harbour we ran straight into one of the islands acceleration zones giving us strong winds and a choppy sea. This was an unpleasant introduction to the boat for our new crew who were all promptly sick. The weather steadied for the passage to La Gomera, but picked up considerably as we approached the harbour. At ... read more
Diesel Boys
Diesel slug
More of the slug

Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » La Gomera June 4th 2010

Our flight to the Canary Islands left from Geneva, Switzerland. It was a beautiful day and the train went so near to Interlaken, that we could hear Lake Brienz calling our names. Spending the afternoon on the Lake seemed so much better than spending the afternoon in Geneva. Early the next morning we were off to the airport and on the flight to Gran Canary, for a one day visit before continuing to the island of La Gomera. From the plane, La Gomera is a mass of rugged ravines, steep cliffs, and endless carved terraces. While it is a small island, only 15 miles across at the widest point, traveling anywhere on the island entails scenic, cliff side, winding roads and getting to your destination takes more time than would be anticipated. But that was never ... read more
Chillin'
Geisbach Falls on Lake Brienz
Playa Inglesia on Gran Canary

Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » La Gomera December 5th 2007

A one day trip by ferry to La Gomera which, by the way, I didn't know that in Arabic meant 'small firebrand' (according to Wikipedia Encyclopedia). We took the ferry from Los Cristianos in one October early morning. A small island with narrow streets, nice painted houses, friendly people, calm life... Pitty we hadn't time to explore the whole island. Maybe next time...... read more
On the Ferry
Floating
La Gomera




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