Archives for December, 2012
 Olympus World
 Dec 27th, 2012

My suspicion is that it's these two below!!

Daisy and Fiona's mums and dads kindly gave us permission to show these two little chocolate faces!

 Olympus World
 Dec 25th, 2012

"Oh the weather outside is frightful......................

But the fire is so delightful,
And since we've no place to go,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

It doesn't show signs of stopping,
And I've bought some corn for popping,

The lights are turned way down low,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

When we finally kiss goodnight,
How I'll hate going out in the storm!
But if you'll really hold me tight,
All the way home I'll be warm.


The fire is slowly dying,
And, my dear, we're still good-bying,
But as long as you love me so,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"

 Olympus World
 Dec 16th, 2012

Yes, it eventually got right the way down to us in Tenerife in the Poolside Bar at Club Olympus!

From left to right, Terry, Louise, Alan, Linda and 'Dan-the-man' are at it! - Unbelievable!


Pictured above are Louise and hubby Hugo who spearhead the team at the Club Olympus Poolside Bar


 Olympus World
 Dec 13th, 2012

The fabulous winter weather in Tenerife provides us with a climate second to none for walking and hiking. Most of our walks tend to be in the mountains but there are superb coastal walks too. With my walking buddy Terry Tomlinson (of Rochdale fame) we have been exploring some of these. Only a five minute drive from Club Olympus in Garden City is the tiny fishing village of La Caleta and there is a delightful walk along the coast right up to Paraiso Floral towards Los Gigantes.


A well defined path runs from La Caleta right up the coastline and is easily negotiable for most people. There are a few small climbs in and out of the 'Baranco's' or valleys that run down to the sea but all are within the scope of a reasonably fit walker.

Pictured above is Terry in full hiking mode along with Gerry, a mate of ours from Darlington. A lovely thing about coastal walking is the constant gentle breeze from the ocean that keeps temperatures just right! In the picture above you can also see our neighbouring Island, La Gomera.


The scenery is dramatic looking inland or out to sea. Either way you look at it, to walk in weather like this at the beginning of December is wonderful! By the way, how is the weather where you are right now? (Sorry about that - couldn't resist ;-)

Terry always insists that we have the odd beer break so that he can indulge in his second favourite hobby, which is talking!

Along this particular coastline, quite a number of local hippies have made dwellings and live a bucolic and materialistic-free lifestyle. They have opted out of society and live simply by the sea. Some of their homes are simple Tee-Pee's made from palm branches such as this one below.

The character sat there is of course not a Hippie but me - Ivan from Club Olympus!


We thoroughly enjoyed our coastal walk and if you want to know more about walking in Tenerife then do have a chat with myself or any member of the Club Olympus team. We will gladly point you in the right direction.

At the end of every walk we refresh ourselves with an ice cold beer. What better way can you spend a day.

Cheers and all the best

Ivan - Club Olympus

 Olympus World
 Dec 11th, 2012

A massive sport in Tenerife is 'Parapenting' or 'Paragliding'. This is flying by use of a hi-tech parachute.

If you have visited Tenerife, particularly in the winter, then you will have seen these guys flying around all over the place. They normally take off from jump points high in the mountains as you can see below.

Cloudy days (whilst rare ;-) are perfect as up-drafts are found under clouds. The 'chute is inflated then the Parapenter runs like mad to get some forward speed.

Once forward momentum is achieved the next step is 'feet up' and let the 'chute take the weight. And we're off!

Dropping provides speed which then increases lift and the 'chute can then be taken up to find 'thermals' or warm air up-drafts, once they are found, the pilot can stay up all day!


And they do

There are many Parapenting Schools in Tenerife and of course for about 90 Euros you can do a 'tandem' flight.

Check this great website at  Tenerife Fly

Would you dare to give it a go?


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