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My wife Liz and I tend to avoid the tourist hotspots when away on holiday, preferring instead to explore undeveloped natural regions wherever we're staying.
But during our week long winter break on Tenerife in the Canary Islands we did take a few hours to stroll along the coastal promenade from the highly developed Costa Adeje where we were staying, heading in a northwesterly direction.
The further we walked away from Costa Adeje the more open and less developed the coast became, until we reached as far as we could go on foot at the little seaside town of La Caleta.
Build around a small bay, La Caleta proved to be a charming throwback to an earlier, less commercial era, with small low rise restaurants and houses lining the Altantic waterfront.
We spent quite some time here, just mooching around the town and surrounding cliffs, taking in the views (with a few photographs of course!) and generally enjoying the laid back ambiance.
One of the few concessions to tourism was this wooden boardwalk stretching across the pebble beach, which made for a visually striking composition for this image.
So we were certainly glad we made the effort to get to La Caleta, but I have to say that the walk back to Costa Adeje wasn't nearly as pleasant as the walk away from Costa Adeje!
Filename - tenerife la caleta 01
Lens - 24-105mm Zoom @ 35mm
Exposure - 1/50 sec @ f/11, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce haze and enhance colours.
Location - La Caleta, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Small aperture used for increased depth of field.
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