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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.
This stitched panoramic collage gives a view overlooking La Caleta, taken from the adjacent volcanic clifftop, and you can see the enroaching developments drawing closer from the southeast.
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 panorama 02
Lens - 24-105mm Zoom @ 40mm
Exposure - 1/160 sec @ f/8, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce haze and enhance colours.
Location - La Caleta, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - This image is a panoramic collage created from stitched multiple overlapping frames.
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