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Offline Dolly Diver

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Residents of Valle de Arriba and Santiago del Teide have been evacuated as a precautionary measure due to the spread of the Forest Fire that started in El Tanque yesterday  and  has now reached the Erjos pass.

Those people evacuated are staying in the  Pancracio Socas García, sports centre in Puerto de Santiago, where they expect to spend the night.

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Re: Forrest Fire - Santiago del Teide evacuated
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2012 »
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  • keep us informed please as no info  on uk tv hope it gets under control

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    Re: Forrest Fire - Santiago del Teide evacuated
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  • It's just been on the BBC radio 2 news.
    Feel so so sorry for all those people who have been evacuated would have given them a bed if I had been there


    Caroline

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  • Hi Dolly

    Have been following this news story and so sorry to hear about what's happening.

    We are due out to LG on 17th August and have booked (as a treat as we're all into astronomy and they've got a telescope!) to stay at the Parador Canadas Del Teide for Monday night (20th), probably one of the only things we haven't done yet in beautiful Tenerife.  Will we be in any danger or near to the fires there?

    Thanks


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    Re: Forrest Fire - Santiago del Teide evacuated
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  •  (as a treat as we're all into astronomy

    Ahh!!! - that explains a lot - thought your head was always in the clouds !! ;) - have a good holiday and let us all know if you spot any martians
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    Caroline

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  • What a strange reply to an honest question, directed at Dolly and not you.  How bizarre?!?  I can only assume that I've somehow offended you on another thread on here, hence your odd reply, disguised as humour.  If I have, then no offence was intended I can assure you.

    Actually it's my son that is very interested in astronomy - our interest is to nurture his interests/education, as his parents.

    Any serious replies to my original question would be gratefully received.

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    Re: Forrest Fire - Santiago del Teide evacuated
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  • What a strange reply to an honest question, directed at Dolly and not you. 


    You are posting on an internet forum - anyone in the world can reply.

    If you had a specific question for  Ms Diver perhaps it would have been more appropriate to have sent her a PM via this website
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    Re: Forrest Fire - Santiago del Teide evacuated
    « Reply #8 on: August 14, 2012 »
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  • On the home page of Losgigantes dot com   click on “useful information” then on “useful telephone numbers”  you will see contact  and fax numbers for the tourist information offices. Alternatively, click the link  to this website help facility (below) and put your question to them with your email address. Ask about the fire risk for the location and  also road routes leading to and from.

    http://www.tenerife-santiagodelteide.com/generals/en/help.aspx

    Given the unpredictability of fires perhaps you could ask for a further update before you leave home and a contact telephone number for when you arrive. 

    Good luck.
    « Last Edit: August 14, 2012 by Falstaff »

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    Re: Forrest Fire - Santiago del Teide evacuated
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  • Good advise Falstaff!

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    Re: Forrest Fire - Santiago del Teide evacuated
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  • That sounds a wonderful thing to do Caroline.  I didn't know they had a telescope and would be interested in trying myself.  Where did you book it?  Hope you make it by the way!

    Caroline

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  • What a strange reply to an honest question, directed at Dolly and not you. 


    You are posting on an internet forum - anyone in the world can reply.

    If you had a specific question for  Ms Diver perhaps it would have been more appropriate to have sent her a PM via this website

    Agree, anyone can reply as this is an open forum - but the topic of this thread is entitled Forest Fire/Santiago de Teide evacuated.  So, following that topic, my post was a sensible and non confrontational question and deserved a sensible/honest answer, from whomever.  I asked it because we are concerned whether we're going to be able to get to the Parador because of the fires.  I didn't think your response was appropriate and so I wrote back to you to let you know that.

    Caroline

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  • That sounds a wonderful thing to do Caroline.  I didn't know they had a telescope and would be interested in trying myself.  Where did you book it?  Hope you make it by the way!


    We decided last year to stay at the Parador on Teide as it's probably one of the only things we haven't done yet during our many visits.  We're actually staying in Los Gigantes as always, but have booked one night at the Parador (couldn't afford another!).  They have a telescope available for residents to use - I work at a university and our lecturers in astronomy reckon that the views of the skies from the Canaries are spectacular and world-renowned.  So we're looking forward to it, if we can get there next week - which was why I posted the question on here in the first place.

    See link below for hotel & booking details:

    http://www.paradores-spain.com/spain/pcanadasteide.html

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    Re: Forrest Fire - Santiago del Teide evacuated
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  • Re fires all  you can do is check nearer the time as the weather gets a bit cooler there is less risk re parador its great up there

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    Re: Forrest Fire - Santiago del Teide evacuated
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  • Thanks for the Parador information Caroline.  I think I will book it for a night during our next visit as it's something we've always talked about but never done. 

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    Re: Forrest Fire - Santiago del Teide evacuated
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  • We stayed at Parador in April for one night.  Unfortunately it was overcast, we never saw a telescope or were offered one. Res taurent is expensive, and do not order the 'Historic Rustic Menu' as I found it awful. Maybe bring some booze, if you like a drink as again dear and not a great choice. They have a extremal captive market. No sunset as east of Teide, but get up for great sunrise.

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    Re: Forrest Fire - Santiago del Teide evacuated
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  • I beg to differ we had great meal in restauraunt nice canarian food drink hotel prices we also had a tour of stars at night with guide we were there when it was german tour but man tried his bes t english it was brill

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    Re: Forrest Fire - Santiago del Teide evacuated
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  • Actually it's my son that is very interested in astronomy - our interest is to nurture his interests/education, as his parents.


    In which case you may also be interested in a visit to the "Cuevo del Viento" (the "Windy Caves").  Not astronomically related, but certainly very interesting/educational.  There is a guided tour through a volcanic tube and a walk around the area with information on various volcanic lave flows, plus a short talk in the museum.  Cost is about 12 euros (discount with NIE certificate). Look for "cueva del viento" on Google for lots of information.  The tour is available in English, phone for times and to book in.  Closed Mondays.

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    Re: Forrest Fire - Santiago del Teide evacuated
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  • I beg to differ we had great meal in restauraunt nice canarian food drink hotel prices we also had a tour of stars at night with guide we were there when it was german tour but man tried his bes t english it was brill
    Sun always shines for some!

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    Re: Forrest Fire - Santiago del Teide evacuated
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  • Anybody know how bad the damage is, particularly in my favourite walking areas around Santiago del Teide, Los Llanos, Guia de Isora and Taucho?