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Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » La Gomera March 7th 2019

07 mars 2019 : La Gomera. Une des autres îles des Canaries. Elle est une des plus petites et la plus proche de Tenerife. On y accède avec le ferry en un peu plus d'une heure depuis Santa Cruz de Tenerife jusqu'à San Sebastian de la Gomera Certains l'adorent car elle est plus sauvage. Elle est surtout plus humides. A certains endroits, les paysages ressemblent aux paysages des Vosges, avec beaucoup de végétation, des fougères, etc... Pour ma part je suis un peu déçu.... read more

Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » La Gomera December 21st 2015

Monday 21st December, 2015. La Gomera While we were enjoying a posh breakfast in the dining room with one of M's bridge buddies we were joined by Alan. He had come to find out whether there were any repercussions to the fact that we had returned yesterday's car minus a hubcap (we don't know whether it was already missing when we picked it up or not). Anyway cut a long story short Alan and Jan decided to join us for another day of car hire and touring. After breakfast the four of us went to the cruise terminal where there were two car hire desks. We took a queue each and M won so we hired a car from the chica at her window. Once in the car we headed out of San Sebastian towards a ... read more
25.  Agulo
52.  Valle  Gran Rey Beach
56.  Alan, Jan and D at Lunch in  Valle Gran Rey

Europe » Spain » Canary Islands » La Gomera February 10th 2015

This sailing trip was real chance to test can I cope with rough waters. I am not sure still, but my wish to try again not destroyed yet.. I feel happy I had sailing trip again, because in my wildest dreams I could not imagine I can sail twice in different places and conditions in such short period of time ( September and December). So this one week of sailing from Tenerife to La Gomera was thanks to Skipper Fred, who accepted me, even he threatened not to, because previously, in November, I had one day sailing and got out of the boat as we hit swells about 3 meters, from the storm few days ago. At that time I came on board with another women and we did plan to go for a week, but...she ... read more
Sailing around Tenerife
Mount Amarill from the ocean

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
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
La Gomera

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