Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Terrific Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: What a great place to wander around for a few hours. Sad to say, the Cape Verde Island look pretty dismal in comparison.

We frankly weren't expecting too much after other stops on transatlantic cruises but Tenerife is a clean and interesting city. There were no fewer than five cruise ships docked there today, Insignia being the smallest, but the city was large enough to absorb several thousand passengers.

Once we navigated the maze that was the temporary pedestrian walkway from the ships to the main plaza, we strolled up the Rambla, a pedestrian-only street that stretched all the way to the top of a hill in a half mile or so. We walked over to a large public market and will post some photos of the spectacular displays at the fish mongers.

We spent some time wandering through a large department store but finally concluded we could find more appealing birthday presents for grandkids back home.

Then it was back to the ship, after a stop for a cappuccino at one of the local restaurants.

It's another day at sea tomorrow, as we make our way to a stop at Valencia before disembarking at Barcelona.

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