Archives for September, 2013
 Olympus World
 Sep 30th, 2013
 

The Tenerife capital, Santa Cruz, welcomed the Tall Ship "Cuauhtemoc" to it's port. This vessel is the flagship of the Mexican Navy.

Built in Bilbao, Spain in 1982, the "Cuauhtemoc" (pronounced Ku-a-u-tay-moc) is named after after the famous Aztec Emperor who resisted and was eventually murdered by the conquistador 'Cortes'. He is represented as the figurehead of this magnificent vessel as you can see below.

The mission of the ship is to train cadets in the art of sailing and to promote peace, friendship and understanding on it's many travels. The ship is open to the public and my friend Terry and I had a good look round. The crew were extremely friendly and well disciplined and made everyone welcome. Here below is me, Ivan having a good explore of this immaculate ship.

The next shot is of my mate Terry steering, well, looking as if he is steering because we are not actually moving! Just look how beautifully the brass and brightwear is kept.

The ship has a crew of over 200 and is famous for having much of the crew out on the yardarms in formation when entering a port.

 

This Tall Ship literally travels the world and is usually entered into all of the major Tall Ship Regattas held around the globe. The Cuauhtemoc very often wins the prize for best turned out ship and crew. As you can see from the photo below, the crew are a hardworking and disciplined team.

One of the reasons that Santa Cruz is popular is because there is always something of interest happening here in the capital city of Tenerife. It really is well worth visiting when you are next on the Island. Car-Hire is very reasonable and a bus leaves every quarter of an hour for Santa Cruz from Playa De Las Americas.

 

So as we bid this outstanding ship 'adios', we are grateful to the officers and crew who made our visit memorable.

Hasta La Proxima! (until the next time)

 

 

 
 Olympus World
 Sep 24th, 2013
 

If you haven't seen it yet, please check it out.

It's a 5 minute Youtube presentation showing you around Club Olympus, Garden City, Tenerife, as well as a delightful overview of the island. Have a look!

It is already at nearly 2,500 hits. Let's keep it going!

 
 Olympus World
 Sep 23rd, 2013
 

We thought this photo would bring joy to the hearts of many

Yes here are Manchester United fans in mourning after losing 4-1 to Manchester City. As you can imagine, we all sympathised greatly in the Poolside Bar.

Many thanks to Paul and Sara for being great sports! You will see similar photo's on the Club Olympus Facebook page so check it out !

 
 Olympus World
 Sep 23rd, 2013
 

Thursday is Fish 'n' Chip shop day at the Club Olympus Poolside Bar.

The 'specials' on Thursday are fish 'n' chip shop based and include Scampi, kebabs, battered sausages, pies, mushy peas, onion rings and the usual fare from a fish shop!

Fish and chips are available everyday of course and our fabulously fried beer batter Haddock takes some beating, just ask our guests!

 

All dishes from the bar are available on a take-away basis too!

Bon Provecho

 
 Olympus World
 Sep 21st, 2013
 

After a very succesful summer we decided to take the boys and girl of the In-House team for lunch.

The waiter took this very wobbly picture for us. From left to right, Ray, Ivan, Dawn and Tony. We went to a great little restaurant in La Camella, the name of which just escapes me! Ray as you can see, had his customary light snack!

You will no doubt be meeting these guys when you come out to the resort.

See you soon.

 
 
 
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