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Holiday Snaps – Kids’ play in Tenerife

It was a baking hot day and we’d have loved to have cooled down in the cove only the waves were misbehaving.

A couple of the more determined members of our CanariaWays party braved it in an eddying pool.

And they got their second wind for the rocky, body-sapping climb up to Afur amd a Franco-based pub… but that’s another story.

By hook or by crook

This story is about the reviving qualities of water and specifically ready-made water slides which you can find too in Tenerife.

And which big, and small, kids love.

Tenerife has one of the best, Siam Park has a rubber boat water slide, Mekong Rapids, or try the Dragon, a vertical zero gravity funnel for up to four.

One-day tickets begin at €25 for a child and from €37 for adults. See

Sunny all year round

And, of course, the answer to a sizzling day in Tenerife is a November day, and here is one Canaria Ways prepared earlier.

An eight-days, seven-night full-board half-board trip which I’ve already told you about in short A walk through the ages… Tenerife.

See the November 7 tour: 2020 Tenerife guided tour: (Prices from €1295 PPS).


Wear your mask

Our friends at Ryanair have made a career of low-price offers and punny pulls and marketing gimmicks to draw us in.

These are strange times then when they are pushing Cyprus with nary a piece of wordplay or Aphrodite word play.

Paphos from €39.99 from 1.000 flights a day on July 1. See

Portugal’s clean break

Circle of trust

The Portuguese have shown a clean pair of heels ahead to the others with proactive action to get us back.

With their Clean & Safe stamp. And here is even more help on their official platform 

And you know how much I love Portugal and Secret Portugal and

Canada’s Great Wilderness

Nobody here

Canada is spoiled for space and we all have images of the mountie with his ‘best gal by his side’… and sorry for sliding into Monty Python.

With all of us looking for destinations with nary another soul around then the Canadian Rockies, Great Parks and Vancouver is right up your open road.

Check out American Holidays and for 2021.

Happy Birthday Queenie

Can you bring me some cake please?

And as well as the obvious reasons the Queen’s birthday (whichever of the two) has special resonance.

As my Dear Old Dad would also be 95 this year.

Happy Birthday Your Maje even if it will be a quieter affair this year.

And here’s some thoughts on royalty and London, and