On 5th January 1824 HMS Cambridge, under the command of Captain Thomas Maling, set sail from England for South America to take four British Consuls, their families and their staff, making a total of seventy-two passengers, to the newly independent republics of Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Peru.
Summer has officially arrived in Puerto de la Cruz The one season when even the locals shed their outer layers and head for the beach, weather permitting that ...Full Article
To be honest, with my deadline looming, I have been in a bit of a quandary over what to write this month.
The name of Reverend Hugh Salvin will be familiar to a lot of people in Alston, Cumberland. He left his name in Salvin House, opposite the ...Full Article
Work on the new bus station in Puerto de la Cruz has finally started, although if it wasn’t for the security fence surrounding the site you wouldn’t ...Full Article
In the Anaga hills, high on a ridge above the valley of Igueste de San Andres, is a little ruined hamlet of about six or seven houses ...Full Article
To be honest I am beginning to get bored with Puerto de la Cruz. The town where very little ever seems to change and even when change does ...Full Article
Well, the Carnaval is over, we can all breathe a sigh of relief, I suppose that’s it out of the way for another year.