Archives for August, 2014
 Olympus World
 Aug 22nd, 2014
 

We have been really quite busy over the last couple of months. So much so that we have neglected Ray's appetite. A visit to our favourite restaurant at Era Las Mozas was in order!

If you don't know Ray, he is our In-House Team Manager. Born in Norway but raised in Liverpool. Ray is an ex-professional footballer and had Top quality menswear shops in Liverpool before moving to Tenerife in 1985. Ray has been with Club Olympus on and off for the last 20 odd years.

He also has quite an appetite and the T-Bone from an Ox is generally not a problem for him.

 

These delicious cuts of meat are sourced locally and the quality of all the food at Era Las Mozas in Valle San Lorenzo is very high. As well as the beef they also specialise in enormous racks of ribs. All are cooked on an open log fire.

A happy Ray Karlsen at the end of his meal.

I however have a much more sedate appetite and I was very happy with fresh lamb in red wine sauce.

If you need directions to this wonderful place when you next stop at Club Olympus. Please ask any team member for assistance

Buen Provecho!

 
 Olympus World
 Aug 12th, 2014
 

As you regular blog readers know, I do enjoy sea-fishing and living in Tenerife is a sea fishers dream. We are surrounded by glorious blue water and the weather makes fishing here a year round sport. Since losing Dad, Hedley, last year we have had a hectic year sorting out paperwork, lawyers, trustees and so on, so I have not had much time for indulging in my favourite activity but, I was invited by Jamie Hinson of the "Happy Hooker" to join him for a day yesterday.

So off we went, nice and early. Jamie (who was a receptionist at Club Olympus for quite a while) has a new boat based out of Puerto Colon Marina, a ten minute walk from Club Olympus. It is called the "Happy Hooker 2" and is much bigger than his previous boat. He can take a party of 8 and the new boat has a galley, much better deck space and very importantly, a toilet!

His new boat is pictured below.

As you can see, it is bristling with heavy duty fishing gear. Jamie has really 'upped the bar' on his fishing capability and his boat can now handle anything. The main objective is to catch Marlin. The "Happy Hooker 2" has an impressive catch record, however Jamie is very much into the catch, tag and release of these magnificent animals.

 

catching game fish is done by 'Trolling' with artificial lures and indeed we had a 'White Marlin' strike later on in the day but the fish threw the hook and we didn't land it. My main love is bottom fishing however and we caught a great deal of Mackerel and local fish known as 'Boga's' as well as about 5 decent sized sting rays.

We don't bring the sting rays on board because they can be dangerous, their tails have a barbed, dagger like appendage that can indeed cause a nasty sting. Also, these beautiful fish while being edible are allowed to go straight back into the sea.

 

Here above is another Ray that we caught, they put up a good fight and a serious bend in the rod. You can just see his stinger at the end of the tail. Below is a shot of Tenerife taken from a couple of miles out. You can clearly see Mount Teide, the highest point of Spanish territory.

We are really blessed here in Tenerife with that tremendous mix of mountains and ocean. That of course is why you all come here to enjoy this wonderful island.

So we had a great day and all-in-all I caught about 20 fish. Pictured above is a not very flattering photo of my 'selfie' on the ocean wave. If you would like to go fishing click here for a link to Jamie's Happy Hooker web-site or find him on face book or indeed ask any of the team at Club Olympus and we will put you in touch.

Pictured above right is Jamie Hinson with Deck-Hand 'Foro and they are ready to welcome you aboard.

Tight Lines everybody!

 
 Olympus World
 Aug 1st, 2014
 

Louise and Hugo have declared summer fully up and running at the Club Olympus Poolside Bar. After completing several specialist cocktail courses Hugo is ready to rock!

The resort is busy and with fabulous weather here in Tenerife everybody is thoroughly enjoying the Club Olympus hospitality.

Pictured above are Tanqueray Pink Gin Fizzes, the pink in this case coming from dried summer fruits. If you want a holiday cocktail....you know where to come!!!

 

 
 
 
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