Photo running challenge // Беговые заметки натуралиста

Today’s running path was in the mountains of La Esperanza close to Las Lugunetas (map). To say it was beautiful is to say nothing. This path starts in the forest and goes uphill for ca. 4km, then to somewhat looking like a flat area with fantastic opening views from the top; around the top and back down to the other part of the forest.

Literally every 3-5 minutes landscapes are changing their sceneries, colours and ‘decoration’ details, so that it is nearly impossible to run by without stopping (and catching a breath, lol).

trail running

running, happy, fun

We’ve seen quite a few cyclists passing by, but no other runners than ourselves. And – which was rather pleasing! – no cars at all as the way is too unprotected and narrow at times. Perfect for trekkers, in other words!! :)

canarian pines

salomon runners

Christmas holidays approaching!!

canarian mountains

mountains, trekking, path

green forest, clouds

pine fir cones, tired runner

Pine and fir cones all along the way

tree roots

dry, seco


The result: ca. 16km, speed around 7:50 – and around double faster & longer for my handsome guide who I am so thankful for showing this <3 Thanks a lot babe xx

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! =)

Lanzarote. Part 1

A little personal post about Mia’s short yet very rich in emotions and movearounds trip to Lanzarote the last weekend.

Немного личный пост о короткой но супер продуктивной по эмоциям и смене локаций поездке Мии на Ланцароте в прошлые выходные.

rain, drops, windscreen, wipers

On the way to Santa Cruz and the North Airport. Tenerife // На пути в Санта Крус и Северный Аэропорт

Edu took these pics originally in BW but I liked them in colour I think they’re more airy and dreamy… ;p // Эду оригинально сфотографировал эти облака в ЧБ, но мне кажется в цвете они более мечтательные и воздушные.. :)

Clouds from the plane, облака из иллюминатора самолета, dreamy, airy, light

Just like cotton candies // Как сахарная вата

Lanzarote airport, аэропорт Ланцароте, plane wing, from the plane window

Landed // Приземлились :)

First ones of many images // Первые фото из многих…

atlantic ocean, rough sea, waves, wild ocean, rocks

Beautiful, wild, dangerously inviting Atlantic ocean // Прекрасный, дикий, опасно влекущий Атлантический океан

road, road signs, rocks, Lanzarote roads, curves, road bends

Road to he(ll)aven // Дороги, дороги…=)

reflection, rear mirror, rearview, side view mirror, two horizons

Two horizons // Два горизонта

volcanic rocks, texture, cliff, lines, curves

Fantastic textures and colors of Lanzarote volcanic rocks & cliffs. // Фантастически красивые цвета и текстуры вулканических скал и камней Ланцароте

El Golfo Lanzarote, los abrazos rotos, broken embraces, разомкнутые объятия

El Golfo, Charco de los Clicos // Эль Гольфо , Чарко де лос Кликос (Google Maps)

playa del Golfo, Golfo beach Lanzarote, los abrazos rotos, broken embraces, разомкнутые объятия

Have you seen the movie ‘Broken Embraces‘ by Pedro Almodóvar (‘Los Abrazos rotos’ is the original name) ? This is the beach from the movie where some of its’ second part was filmed. It’s called Playa del Golfo and i’s absolutely stunning in his beauty…(El secreto de la Playa del Golfo – , en Español) For those who’ve seen the movie you might experience goosebumps while being there, too ;) // Смотрели фильм “Разомкнутые Объятия” от Педро Альмодовар? Вот тот самый пляж где была снята некоторая часть второй половины фильма. Если Вы окажетесь там и будете знать о чем фильм, вполне возможны мурашки =)

rain drops, rainy, silhouette, photog, photographer, blurry, unfocused

Seeing beauty in everything is so easy when you’re in love. // Видеть красоту в каждом моменте и в каждой мелочи так легко, когда ты влюблен(а).

rocks, mountains, photographer, photog, Eduardo Acaso

The trip was partially a job assignment, and despite big lack of sleep &flight, this amazing guy didn’t rest for a second until all was finished… Did I mention how lucky I am to call him my boyfriend?? :) // Поездка была частью работы, и, несмотря на перелет и отсутствие сна за последние сутки, этот парень ни на минуту не остановился пока не закончил работу. Я уже упоминала как мне повезло называть его моим бойфрендом?? ;)

cloud, cloud mountain, SOO village Lanzarote, roadscape

…And just when you think the landscapes are a bit repetitive and you’ve seen it all like Jake Bugg – you turn the car and suddenly bump into THIS. Mountain cloud as I’d call it // …И как только ты думаешь, что пейзажи там немного повторяются и ты все видел, неожиданно из-за угла появляется ЭТО. :)

SOO :) More to come – stay tuned! ;)  //  Продолжение следует, оставайтесь на волне!