For the love of hiking

Another FUNtastic day spent hiking with my love and taking snapshots on iPhone (all photos presented here), walking around 14 km with the crazy altitude between 0 and 1 km above sea level… Ah, why can’t we do it all day every day?! :)

The itinerary: left car at/ started walking from Playa Benijo – El Draguillo – Punta Baja de las Palmas to Roque de Dentro (Roques de Anaga, Las Brenas) and all the way back with a short but very much needed pause at the beach with some coffee & munchies that we prepared beforehand. Again, when it’s too hot everywhere in the world (except Russia only, perhaps?!)), head to the North and stay cool ;)

Started here

beach, rocks, Benijo, playa, Tenerife north, waves

See the little piece of rock on the top right corner? THat’s our rock that we’ve walked to!

road, mountain road

In the beginning you think it couldn’t be any easier than this..)

selfie, blonde, rocky road, view

..and we take lotsa pics

mountains, beach, playa, roques, Almaciga, Anaga, Taganana

Playa Benijo left behind as well as the feeling that it’s not gonna be too difficult (in fact it is not, Im just way unprepared / unexperienced with mountain walks…)

El Draguillo Tenerife, mountain life, house in mountains

Sort of middle of the way at El Draguillo village

El Draguillo, mountain village, горная деревушка, север Тенерифе

Literally few houses of El Draguillo village, and the road divides in two: one to Chamorga (see the post here), another one to our destination point at Roques de Anaga

view from above, ocean, Tenerife, high, высоко, страшно, scary dary

This is where I started shitting myself from heights the road gets higher, wilder and narrower with breathtaking views down at the coast and the ocean’s distant roar…

Roques de Anaga, Punta baja de las Palmas

Btw, we were super lucky with the lighting conditions and weather: windy and cloudy, perfect for a hard walk!

hiker, walker, mountains, sporty, fit, blonde, smile, thumbs up

OK, this was an almost Fake Thumbs-Up moment, lol (I felt like i was gonna die any minute from a heart attack, if too lucky…)

hard walk, tired, still happy, pain, no pain no gain

More real one

man, beard, dog, happy, smiley dog, hipster, handsome, Love him, legs, Salomon, #timetoplay

We are always lucky with the friends along the way :)

donkey, doggy, man, local people, authentic, smiley, friendly

Apathetic donkey Perico, very friendly local Francisco, scary but super friendly doggy Husan and the love of my life Eduardovski :)

Roque de Dentro, high tide, waves, Atlantic, ocean, wildness

His majesty Roque de Dentro :) Beautiful and lonely, we’ll have to get back there to walk in a low tide to discover him better!

picture of taking picture, rock, cliff, bushes, man, ocean, nature, thank you mother nature

One of the last pictures on the way back. Surprisingly, it was much faster and less scarier :)

Thank you, mother Nature, we’ll be back! =)

Change of seasons in 20 mins // Смена времен года за 20 минут

It’s been crazily hot in the Canaries and, as per news, all over the Europe. But when you live in Tenerife, you can consider yourself incredibly lucky because you can actually DECIDE which season you would like to be in at the moment. So when it’s over 30-40 degrees on the coast, – jump in a car and go to Anaga, the very north part of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Not only will you enjoy cool air and clouds, you can also get nippy so make sure you’ll take a hoodie with you ;)

Эти дни были невероятно жаркими на Канарских о-вах и, судя по новостям, во всей Европе. Но если Вам дико посчастливилось жить на Тенерифе, Вы вообще-то имеете бесценную привилегию ВЫБОРА между временами года. Поэтому когда градусник в районе побережья зашкаливает за 35 в тени, лучше берите машину и езжайте на север в Анагу, всего 15-20 минут от центра столицы. Не только почувствуете разницы в температуре воздуха и воды, но и вполне можете замерзнуть (!), так что не забудьте взять с собой что-то теплое ;)

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Beautiful hydrangea and me // Гортензия и я :)

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The place is full of hidden paths from which you will enjoy most stunning views down on the coast. //  Место полно секретных тропинок, откуда открываются просто дух захватывающие виды. // Processed with VSCO with t1 preset

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The tonnel that brings you to the other side of the island. // Тоннель, который ведет на другую часть Тенерифе. // Processed with VSCO with t1 preset

Autumn feeling // Ощущение осени. Processed with VSCO with t1 preset

Fancy to get some rest? ;) // Отдохнуть можно например :)  //Processed with VSCO with t1 preset

The view over Benijo beach // Вид на пляж Бенихо. // Processed with VSCO with t1 preset

When on the other side of the mountains // Когда пересекли дорогу через горы // Processed with VSCO with t1 preset

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These two pics literally were taken from the same spot but facing two sides of Tenerife. // Эти две фотографии были сделаны буквально с одной и той же точки, на две разные стороны острова. // Processed with VSCO with t1 preset

Space on Earth. Continuing study in AQUA / Космос на Земле. Микрожизнь, ВОДА

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Seaweed / Водоросли

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Diamonds

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Nature’s pattern / Узор природы

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Life. / Жизнь

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A constellation :) / Созвездие :)

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Lullaby / Колыбельная

Special Thank Yous to my friend Arina who pulled me out of my comfort zone and initiated this little trip to Anaga national park, and to my Hungarian photographer friends Anita & Krisztian at Wedding Photographer in Tenerife (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wedding-Photographer-Tenerife/1495437404054592?pnref=lhc – they also do love stories and engagement shoots btw!) who kindly borrowed me the fantastiSCH Canon 70-200 mm f/2.8 (#love it!!!! ).

Отдельное большое спасибо Арине, которая вытащила меня из так называемой зоны комфорта и инициировала эту небольшую поездку на север, в Национальный парк Анага, а также спасибо моим венгерским друзьям фотографам Аните и Кристиану (они замечательно фотографируют свадьбы, помолвки и лавстори на всех Канарских островах, к слову сказать!) за что дали поиграться с 70-200 мм (F/2.8) – слов нет, одни эмоции. Великолепная линза :)