Twenty members visited Tenerife. Oron Peri was our botanical guide.
Sunday 25 February – Arrived in Tenerife to heavy rain and severe winds.
Due to the storm, members’ flights from the UK, Spain and Italy were delayed and we weren’t all united with luggage and each other until the following afternoon. Those from the UK met at 10pm and, after an hour or so’s journey, we were all thankful that a very late supper was waiting for us at our hotel, La Quinta Roja, in Garachico. It was nice to meet and chat to a few members but very quickly we all went to bed. It had been a long day.
Monday 26 February – warm, clear, sunny day with a cool breeze
Awoke feeling refreshed, despite the storm continuing through the night. The sun was shining and all memories of our delayed flights forgotten. After a hearty breakfast, including avocados grown in the garden of the owner of our hotel, Paloma Moriana, we set off for Puerto de la Cruz.
En route, we got our first glimpse of the snow-capped Teide through the minibus window. We marvelled at how clean the whole island seemed and how well maintained the pothole-less roads were.