Mount Teide -The highest mountain in Spain

I first came to Tenerife back in March 1984, as one of the millions of tourists who flood the island each year, primarily to escape the harshness of the British winter, and to enjoy the warmth and sunshine that this wonderful sub-tropical island has to offer. The flight was a very sedate affair, but it was only when we began our descent onto the island that this great beacon suddenly appeared through my window, amidst a grey and misty sky, its majestic peak standing tall above a blanket of cotton-wool cloud. This was ‘Mount Teide’, the highest volcano in the whole of Spain, welcoming its latest visitors to its homeland -a land that has a thousand tales to tell, but none more exciting than the story of the true ruler of Tenerife -the Armageddon of this Atlantic archipelago of paradise islands.

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Submarine adventures -in Tenerife

It has been over a decade since I last climbed aboard a submarine; a time when my three children were still relatively young (Liam was 13, Carl was 11 and Hayley was only 9 years old) and so for them this was going to be the adventure of a lifetime! When I was a teenager I remember being enthralled by a television series called ‘Voyage to the bottom of the sea’, a science-fiction serial about the crew of a submarine that came up-against all kinds of sea-monsters, including giant squids -the size of King Kong!

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