Lucky with the weather

January 30, 2018

Yesterday I had an excursion to Cumbrecita, and I was really lucky with the weather. The first bus there got the rain. We got the rainbow. I announced that I sometimes had customers who blamed me for bad weather, so I was taking credit for the rainbow. I think I did an excellent job.

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Canary Pine Trees

September 6, 2017

Today I visited Cumbrecita, and I fell in love with Canary pine trees all over again. So many of them look as though they’ve been carefully trained into artistic shapes, like gigantic bonsai trees. So here are a few of my favourites.

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Tour guiding in the clouds

A rainbow from Las Chozas viewpoint, Caldera de Taburiente, La Palma
October 27, 2011

I got home from El Hierro on Sunday afternoon, and I had a tour guiding job on Monday morning. I was a little nervous, because it was a new route for me. What I should have worried about was that most of my passengers weren’t native English speakers (I use very colloquial English on tour buses) and that, everywhere we went, my group would tend to get mixed up with…

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