So here I am, sitting on the soft sandy beach and facing the sea. The longing has eased, the thrill is back. The soft sound of waves, pushing back and forth. It’s my retreat. For some unexplainable reasons, it seems to be where my soul belongs to. It’s just the feelings, yes, it’s all about the feelings. The feeling of coming home.
It’s the 12th time I’ve been here, my favourite run-away destination.
Why Fanabe in Tenerife?
– Because I love the feeling of running alone the coastline in the early morning, accompanied by the glorious sunlight, as if I’m reaching the end of the earth.
But you’ve been to other destinations typically associated with sun holidays, places like Majorca, Cyprus, Gran Canaria and Crete. You’ve been running alone the coastlines in all these places. What makes Fanabe in Tenerife so remarkable?
– I’m a feeler, and again it’s about feelings. Was it because of the pub “The Irish Rose” I passed by while I having my morning jogs? The one I stopped by once and took a closer look and even considered ordering a drink, just to get the feeling of being surrounded by the smell of Guinness, the Irish accent and folk music? Was it because of the colour of the skies, the sound of the waves on that sunny afternoon, and the song “Take me to your heart” I had on repeat? Or a combination of all these? Possibly. Very likely.
So here I am. Can you get the feeling?
It´s Christmas Eve, the local musicians are giving an evening performance on Fanabe beach. The sun slowly sinking below the horizon , the colourful cocktails being consumed, and a lovely chat with some close friends. What a perfect ending of the day!