Winter Holiday in Gran Canaria – Sunset Part 1   12 comments

Another day of relative rest such that I can’t remember what we did in any form. I’ve reached that point where unless I have photos I have no recollection of my activities. Welcome to late middle age.

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I do remember (at least my photos do) that we went for an evening stroll up to the viewing platform above the town to watch the sunset.

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Some good views over the town but we still couldn’t see the setting sun.

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On the way back I saw a stream of sunset light along the road and followed past the end of the road and through a rather smelly collection of bins behind the harbour.

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There was a shelf of rocks above the sea that had a grandstand view of the sunset.

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Clearly a well known spot, there were dozens of people there. A mix of tourists and hippies playing bongos and the like. There was a strange sweet smell in the air, no idea what it was.

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With some clouds around this time the sunset was superb

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El Teide was perfectly placed in silhouette.

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Th sky blushed with oranges, yellows and reds.

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A small boat drifted by to create some extra foreground interest.

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It gets chilly at sunset even this far south so time to head back after natures show.

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It was S last night so we returned to our favourite restaurant for a farewell meal (and to share a glass of Sangria).

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More sunset glory to come.

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Posted February 22, 2019 by surfnslide in Gran Canaria, Spain

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12 responses to “Winter Holiday in Gran Canaria – Sunset Part 1

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  1. Oh my, what superb photos! Such beautiful sunsets, amazing.

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    Brenda-Dawn Linney
  2. Nice spot. Luckily it’s been very mild in the UK this winter so I’m not jealous…. And I get sweet smells out in public here as well but these days it’s just as likely to be the wide range of tobacco vaping flavours everywhere which I noticed recently on a city centre stroll. Like walking through a large confectionary factory when the office workers have a break from their desks. Very weird passing through raspberry, lime, lemon and strawberry scented clouds but not as pleasant as it sounds. Good rock platform.

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    • I hate those vape things, the sickly smell is almost as bad as the cigarette smoke and the volume of smoke the blow out is horrendous! I was hoping for some winter when I got back from skiing but it seems we are already well into spring. I was out yesterday in T-shirt and shorts!

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  3. Some good photos there. Like the one of the people silhouetted with the mountain behind

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  4. Lovely light in the first photos and great colours in the sunsets.
    “I’ve reached that point where unless I have photos I have no recollection of my activities.”. I think I’ve passed it – I find myself looking at photos and feeling quite confused sometimes. Fortunately, I find the maps the phone makes are quite a good memory jogger.
    Re the sweet smell around the hippies, did I ever tell you about the time I went to a late night double bill of ‘Easy Rider’ and a concert film of Jimi Hendrix (Woodstock perhaps?). We could hardly seen the screen the room was so smokey.

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    beatingthebounds

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