Heavy rains last month have worked wonders and turned our Island green again giving it a lush appearance not seen since winter 2010. Those who have visited La Gomera in the past would have been amazed to see the torrents of water flowing down the usually-bone-dry barancas. All this augurs well for a glorious spring and all the myriad of colour which that will bring.
Work continues a pace in the fire-damaged areas and it is heartening to see new growth sprouting from many of the near dead trees. I read on Monday that Gomera firefighters were awarded a prestigious Gold Award for their heroic efforts back in August to save lives, property and livlihoods. Well deserved.
We have added a number of new walks to our itineraries including for the first time a "there and back" walk which starts at Ermita de Guadalupe and across the baranca to Tequergenche giving some stunning views of Valle Gran Rey, El Hierro and La Palma. We have also walked a number of times through the village of El Cedro where we have been fortunate to be able to sit in glorious sunshine over a relaxing lunch of watercress soup served in hand-made wooden bowls with gofio and mojo sauces.
Our next availability is on Premium Package from 6th - 13th February 2013 based in the beautiful 4 star luxury Hotel Jardin Tecina and we still have some places left on our Popular Package 23rd - 30th January 2013. Low cost flights are available to Tenerife from several UK & Irish cities. As an example Ryanair is currently quoting €170 for return from Dublin and Easyjet £142 from Manchester.
If you have some flexibility and want to take a few extra days in the sun we can help you find suitable flights to tie in with our week's walking package.
Please remember that in addition to our scheduled Premium and Popular packages we can also arrange transfers, accommodation for you whether you want to do a few days walking or not. Just let us know your requirements and we'll work up a quote for you.
Whatever your preference we hope you'll choose la Gomera for your winter sunshine break.
Andy & Paddy