The roads are a testament to the road-builders' art as they cling to the sides of ravines and climb in many hundreds of hairpin bends. The poor little Polo was in 3rd gear for most of the day, with quite a few 1st gear hairpins. Anyway we drove all over the island and absolutely fell in love with the place!
Here are some photos of our motor tour:
San Sebastian and our marina in the foreground, with Tenerife behind
Heading up towards the rainforest
A climber's paradise
The contrast of forest and barren rock below
Graham makes a new friend at the forest visitors' centre
Farming, the hard way!
Banana plantations at Hermigua on the north coast
The Valle Gran Rey - an incredible view but quite a touristy place
Today, by contrast, has been wet and the hills above us are shrouded in mist so we've done food shopping and general boat jobs. The local forecast said Force 4-5 with gusts up to 57mph and they were spot on! We've just recorded over 50 knots on our windspeed instruments and the marina is a hive of activity as people try to tame flapping awnings and yawing boats. Glad we're snug in the harbour and not at anchor!