TransGranCanaria experience, part 2: morning stroll in Las Palmas in search of food!

They say that your body keeps ‘working out’ and burning calories for 12h ish after a big, heavy exercise (such as running, for instance), so you can imagine the scale of hunger we had after completing 30 and 60k when we woke up the next day!. Sadly, almost everything was closed on Sunday morning in Las Palmas around 7am (how surprising.. lol), so Panaria was the only one – and tasty! – choice. On the way there we walked down some really beautiful streets and corners, and were lucky to see the sunrise, city awakening and the most beautiful light that makes you believe in magic :) iPhone doesn’t do its justice but you can still see how beautiful and peaceful it was:

Gran Canaria, oldtown, old spanish architecture

old street, spanish style, spain

him, edu acaso, love

blossoming tree, sewer hatch, from where i stand, feet

gran canaria, las palmas, early morning stroll

panaria, morning light, man reading newspaper

light reflections

street perspective, las palmas early morning


empty morning streets

On the way to Museum de Columbus – the house where Christopher Columbus has lived for a while :)

plaza, museum of Columbus, casa de Chrostopher Columbus in Gran Canaria

That’s the house! On the right hand side with greenish front entrance

money begger

Acts of kindness.. and money exchange :)


old vs new, street

street perspectives, lines

tree, plaza, town square

Nice little square

cafe, morning light, outdoors, cafe exterior

..and cafe nearby. That light !!

on the road

On the way to catch a lunch and ferry to Tenerife)

stormy clouds, dramatic skies

driving, talking, being hamdsome, mi chavalote

cloud formations, beautiful nature, landscape, white houses, mountain village

I mean.. just look at this beauty!. <3

rain drops

On the ferry before leaving Agaete

birds in the sky, storm sky

In fact it looked scarier than it really was :)

stormy ocean, waves, lighthouse

San Andres, Tenerife, from the ferry, through the glass window

Hello, rainy Tenerife! We made it through the storm :)

terrace, rainy days

Good to be home.. even though it’s raining outside

cozy nights, cats, black cats, sleepy heads

Cozy snuggles with the lil ones <3

morning sunshine, blonde, blue sky, after storm, sleepy face

And Good morning! The sun is back with its warmth & blue skies! And somebody needs a comb and coffee…hehe :)

Rather than associations with the race, Gran Canaria for me is in these few moments that were captured on the way to catch the ferry from Agaete back to Tenerife. When you finally can relax and enjoy the world around you; when you look forward to coming back home; when you are happy about one more small achievement (small for everyone else maybe, but big for you) and already start planning next goals! x

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! =)

Hiking in Barranco de Chamorga to the Roque Bermejo beach // Хайкинг в Ущелье Чаморга на пути к пляжу Роке Бермехо

Second (and the last) part of hiking day in Chamorga mountains! // Вторая (и последняя) часть про хайкинг в горах Чаморги!

This is the left side of the beach // Это левая сторона пляжа.  Processed with VSCO with h2 preset

And the right side, Roque Bermejo beach. // И правая сторона, пляж Рóке Бермéхо. Processed with VSCO with h2 preset

Тhe whole ‘village’ is just 6-7 houses that are mostly occupied in summer time and, apart from the mountains, are only accessible by dingy boats that are cruising from Santa Cruz. Price around 10-12€ per person for a 20 min trip. // Вся деревушка – не более 6-7 домов, которые по большей части являются летними дачами, и доступны, помимо горного пути в 1-2 часа, в основном благодаря маленьким моторным лодкам, курсирующим из Санта-Круса. Цена 10-12 евро с человека. Время “полета” 20 минут.  Processed with VSCO with h2 preset

That part of the way reminded of Lanzarote… <3 // Эта часть пути напомнила о Ланцароте… <3  Processed with VSCO with h2 preset

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Quick stop in one of the local bars – if not the only existing one!! – where we were lucky to get our batteries re-charged with some snacks and water, and to witness some sort of fiesta (which perhaps takes place every Friday or weekend.. :) // Быстрая остановка заправиться водой и снэком в одном из местных баров (если не единственном по всей деревне)), где нам довелось лицезреть некую фиесту и праздник жизни. Хотя возможно такой праздник жизни там случается каждую пятницу и выходные.. :)

Life aquatic mountainic looks like that. Church is a must. :) // Настоящая, пост-кризисная Ж-З-Л по-канарски выглядит примерно вот так. Церковь обязательна. :)

Overall we’ve covered 8 km both ways and around 700 m altitude. The way back was a bit difficult as it was mostly going up, but there isn’t a better way to discover all beauty of those mountains and to see what your body is capable of. Especially when you think about FOOD and oncoming dinner after all that exercise !! ;)

Всего мы “покрыли” 8 км туда-обратно и около 700 м подъема. Путь обратно был сложнее потому что все время вверх, но только так можно увидеть и насладиться всей красотой этих гор, только так можно понять на что способно твое тело и сколько оно может выдержать. Особенно когда все мысли о ЕДЕ и предстоящем ужине после подобных нагрузок!! ;)