A handsome cloggie beaverheadIt’s true there is much to see and do in Tenerife. All holiday makers need to do in anticipation of their break on the island is surf the internet for 10 minutes to find thousands of posts about Tenerife’s resorts, beaches, shopping, nightlife, tours, scenic north, restaurants and so on and so on.

To find out how other people enjoyed a particular hotel, restaurant, location or attraction in Tenerife, all you have to do is ask on Facebook or Twitter and you’ll get inundated with opinions both good and bad. It’s all great information; invaluable when you are trying to decide how to make the most of your few precious weeks in the sun.

This morning however, I came across a post from a tourist couple who found something completely different to admire about Tenerife – a shiny red truck!

Apparently the truck is a Cloggie beavertail and Mr. and Mrs Peter Shaw (aka The Truckerdudes) saw the truck regularly throughout their stay. They took the picture above (which I hope they do not mind me reposting) and sent it to the Big Lorry Blog which is is powered by the Biglorryblog anorak army. 🙂

As a commenter said on the blog, Mapfre is a big Spanish insurance company and so the truck is most likely a recovery vehicle of some kind. If anyone has any other information to add about it please feel free to do so in the comments section below – or pay a visit to the Big Lorry Blog and comment there.

In the meantime, I would like to thank The Truckerdudes for opening my eyes. Looked at from their perspective that old Cloggie Beavertail is a handsome devil isn’t he?

Their appreciation of something that most of the rest of us would pass by without a second glance reminded me of this  post about the Urban Explorers and their fascination with Tenerife’s old abandoned mines, forts and long forgotten man-made structures.

It’s true that beauty is in the eye of the beholder but what other beauties might we who live in Tenerife be blind to?