Grrrrrr. Just had a lovely week in Tenerife, first time to the Canaries and very pleasantly surprised.
Unfortunately, though our hotel was otherwise excellent, security was lacking.
Cleaner kept leaving our balcony door unlocked and we didn’t realise nor know it was a problem as our balcony would need a monkey to get up to it.
It seems there are monkeys on Tenerife, the thieving variety.
Whlle we were out for dinner,only out of the room for 2 hours, someone came in, broke the new superstrong padlock off my case and relieved me of my lovely Panasonic Lumix camera. They made sure to take the 5 spare batteries and 2 spare SD cards too as well as the battery charger and lens cover which were elsewhere in the room,
Then they nabbed my Kindle (and therefore all my holiday reading matter) and Bob’s Hudl (and his books and games).
The most inexplicable thing they took, and I can only think they were peevish, was my wrist support from the bedside table leaving me with a grotty hand for the week instead of one which is well rested.
When I’m on holiday I take photos when we are out and I read when we are in.
That is what I do.
I felt lost sightseeing without my beloved camera to hold and if I could get my hands on the thieving toerag who did his best to spoil my holiday and my fun I would surely push him over the edge of the crater into the Mount Teide volcano !
I suppose I should be thankful my passport and my English coins were left behind.
You will know when the insurance is sorted as my photos will return to normal - having to use my old faithful Minolta Dynax and it so much heavier and slower… I hadn’t realised as I’ve rarely used it since geting the Lumix Xmas 2014.
If anyone comes across a Panasonic Lumix DMC G6 for sale from Tenerife with spare batteries and SD cards please let me know and I’ll have the Policia on to the seller within seconds.
I really did take some super photos of the first 3 days of the holiday - before I was reduced to using my mobile phone ! They could have left my SD card behind