Some pictures from the summer of 2020.
In part 5 of our visit to Cornwall we cycle inland from Padstow, and we dayhike at Port Isaac, Tintagel, Crackington Haven, and Bude. In Bude I try to surf and we gorge on gargantuan scones.
In part 4 of our Cornish hike, we visit two very distinct towns: gritty Newquay, and quaint and upscale Padstow. In Padstow we slurp up oysters at Rick Stein’s cafe.
In part 3 of our Cornish hike, we check out some huge and spectacular sandy beaches. We pass the lighthouse that inspired Virginia Woolf, and we watch a surfing competition.
In part 2 of our Cornish hike we round Cape Cornwall and continue down the rugged coast. We check out mining ruins in Pendeen, and we learn about the legend of a mermaid in Zennor. We celebrate our arrival in St. Ives by visiting a tea room.
In part 1 of our Cornish hike we visit the pretty village of Mousehole. In a little cove, we encounter a fisherman’s wife who is waiting for her husband to return from the sea. We round Land’s End where we munch on pasties in a room full of German bus tourists.
On the island of Tenerife we hike along a ramshackle dirt road along the coastline, and we hike into the Teno Mountains.
Tenerife is a volcanic island off of the coast of Africa. In part one of our hikes on Tenerife, we explore the volcanic highlands of Teide.
In part 4 of our São Miguel hikes we walk to Salto do Prego, a pretty waterfall. We tour the pretty town of Ribeira Grande.
In part 3 of our São Miguel hikes we hike into the Lagoa do Fogo crater, we hike along the coast at Maia and find a series of old water mills, and we hike around a tea plantation where some fine teas are grown.