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Santa Cruz de Tenerife - 2016
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Tenerife, the grande dame of the Canary Islands

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What are they building. It looks like a giant coffin!

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Asked this policeman for directions and he drove us back to the ship!

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Crystal Serenity docked in Tenefife
 
Santa Cruz de Tenerife - 2012
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Our pre-dawn docking in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

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Sunrise in Tenerife

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the capital of the island

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An early morning ferry arrives from Agaete, Gran Canaria Island

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Tenerife rose from the Atlantic Ocean by volcanic eruption 20-50 million years ago

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Tenerife is the largest of the 7 Canary Islands

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The Humboldt Viewpoint in honor of Alexander von Humboldt

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Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt was a Prussian geographer, naturalist and explorer

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Humboldt spent the last decade of his long life writing descriptions of his journeys that were later published in an enormous, five-volume work, Kosmos

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Panorama of Valle de La Orotava from Humboldt Viewpoint

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Mt. Teide is a volcano on the island. Its 12,200 ft. peak is the highest point in Spain

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Tenerife doesn't have much naturally occurring fresh water so it depends on reservoirs and irrigation tanks

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Tenerife lacks is the beauty of surface water which you find on other Canary Islands

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The name Islas Canarias is likely derived from a Latin name meaning Island of the Dogs

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Tenerife's breath-taking coastline

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Port of Tenerife

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Yes, that's a cute little gecho on my Tenerife hat

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Our Tenerife "Bon Voyage Party"
 
Puerto De La Cruz - 2012

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Spanish balconies are popular in Tenerife

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Puerto De La Cruz Pier

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Pier Puerto De La Cruz

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Black Sand Beach

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The Black Sand is said to be therapudic

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Banana Plantation home

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Bananna Plantation

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Garachico - 2012

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Nearing the town of Garachico

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The city and port of Garachico was buried in lava when the volcano at Trevejo errupted in 1706

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Lava formations from the volcano in 1706

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Castillo de San Miguel, Garachico

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The Quiet Volcano

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Villages below the volcano

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The wooden balconies of Carachico

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Hotel La Quinta Roja, Garachico

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A taste the local wines at La Quinta Roja

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Basilica of the Virgin of Candelaria

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Garachico below

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Pointsettia

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This Dragon Tree is estimated to be around 250 years old. It is actually a plant and not a tree so there are no rings to measure its age. When the bark or leaves are cut they secret a redish resin called dragon's blood
 
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