We are at home in Tenerife so would not normally write a blog for our day, but have had such a good day today we thought it was worthy of sharing our experience.
Periodically, the Spanish community in our little village organise various social events. The themes are always very varied.
This morning we are going on a visit / guided tour to P.I.R.S in Arico. This stands for Planta Industrial de Residuos Sólidos (Industrial solid waste plant). This is the large centre for recycling and waste processing centre for most of Tenerife. This tour is organised by the local community within Abades where we live. All the others on the tour were Spanish and German, so we fully appreciate that we will not understand everything that is said. We are committed recyclers so are sure we will enjoy it.
We and around 50 others are collected by coach just around the corner from the villa and we travel the couple of miles to the P.I.R.S. We noticed when boarding the bus that some of the locals had their guitars and other musical instruments with them for some entertainment later. We were not to be disappointed.
Once there we collected our guide and had a two hour tour around the centre. This included two video presentations. We understood more than we expected of what was being said, but even with that, we enjoyed a really great morning out. Yes, it’s not for everyone, but it is our cup of tea! Recycling here is taken extremely seriously, and almost everything is recycled to some degree with little waste.
After our tour, our tour bus took us on a forty journey to Guaza in Arona and the Casa Ramon restaurant for lunch.
Lunch consisted of eight courses for the princely sum of just eleven euros. Our table was multinational with the Spanish, German and English all having a good time. These sorts of events help us greatly with the need to learn more Spanish. It was a long enjoyable luncheon of:
Unlimited bread rolls and salsa
Ham and cheese
Canarian cilantro soup – similar to a thick high quality minestrone soup
Large pork chops and chicken quarters with traditional Canarian potatoes and
All food was really
After lunch, the guitars we saw earlier came out and the group had a very Spanish sing song. What a pleasant way to finish off a lovely meal.
We were then collected by the bus from the restaurant and returned to Abades for about 5pm.
We have been invited by our new French friends Patricia and Thierry to join them this evening in our new local French La Parilla restaurant for mussels and chips. We have a table booked for 8.00pm.
We are regular customers here, and again, we found the food was excellent. This is the first time that Theresa has had mussels, and she really enjoyed them.
Wow what a day we have had! – We have a day of leisure planned for tomorrow
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