I hate the clocks in Tenerife

Fast clocks in Tenerife
@Asylum (47194)
Manchester, England
January 12, 2017 1:24pm CST
Tenerife, as with all the Canary Islands, is a great place to visit. The weather is excellent and the scenery is also very good, but there is one fault with Tenerife, the clocks. Back in England we have 60 seconds to a minute, 60 minutes to an hour and 24 hours in a day. The Canary Islands claim to use the same system, but the clocks appear to be running much quicker. This shortens the minutes and hours and the days seem to pass by too quickly. The next time that I come here I will a British clock with me, although I cannot be sure that the dreaded Tenerife Time Demon will not take control of it.
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@moffittjc (35662)
• Gainesville, Florida
12 Jan
It happened to you too? I noticed the same thing when I was in the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean!
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
Did they live up to their name?
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@moffittjc (35662)
• Gainesville, Florida
12 Jan
@Asylum Absolutely not! I couldn't find a single virgin anywhere on the island!
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@moffittjc (35662)
• Gainesville, Florida
13 Jan
@Asylum Or, better yet, they should send each of us a virgin to keep!
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@Meramar (1931)
12 Jan
It's a small problem which might have a solution. Why don't you move over and start to live on Tenerife?
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
My next door neighbour spends a lot of time here. He is going home on Friday after a 5 week visit.
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@Meramar (1931)
12 Jan
@Asylum A five week visit is great, he surely didn't worry about clocks here. Where exactly did you stay on Tenerife?
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
@Meramar I am in Puerto del la Cruz. I visited the South last time, so decided to try the North for a change.
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@LadyDuck (121513)
• Switzerland
16 Jan
The Tenerife Time Demon will surely take control of your clock and of your time Barry. As soon as you are back home you will notice that the time slows down again.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
16 Jan
Yes, I have been waiting at the railway station for a train to Manchester and the time is ticking away very slowly.
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@LadyDuck (121513)
• Switzerland
17 Jan
@Asylum I am not surprised, I hope you are safely home by now.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
17 Jan
@LadyDuck I arrived home just after 9 PM last night.
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@besweet (7340)
• Greece
21 Jan
That's funny, every time I am having a great time the same thing happens to my clock as well!
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
21 Jan
This must be a conspiracy organised by those who hate us having a good time.
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@besweet (7340)
• Greece
21 Jan
@Asylum It sure is. In my opinion, the clocks should slow down a little bit when we are happy. Just to give us some more enjoyment time.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
21 Jan
@besweet Instead they seem to slow down in between such occasions. Very unfair.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
13 Jan
That's interesting, I wonder if you compared the local clock with a program like "time dates". I've noticed the clocks in Ireland actually run 1.5min slower than what's listed
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan
I would have expected that the Irish clocks would rotate anti clockwise.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
13 Jan
@Asylum oh lol, I bet @pgntwo would beg to differ
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@pgntwo (21709)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
13 Jan
@Drosophila The clock I wanted to share is not directly available on YouTube, the Tobar Giant Backwards Clock, on a commercial building in Beccles in England... But I did quite enjoy this video, and I'd bet our very own @TheHorse has most of the gear to make one... And in parts of Ireland, we don't need a clock to tell us we've stepped back in time...
A timeline of the build process of Backwards Clock project. The clock actually runs in reverse. The clock makes a great conversation piece. Tools used: Epilo...
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@pgntwo (21709)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
12 Jan
Ah. Time flies when you're having fun... Like the wind, too.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
I do not consider the wind to be much fun.
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@pgntwo (21709)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
12 Jan
@Asylum No. I meant time flies like the wind. Fruit flies like a banana.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
@pgntwo I was not aware that bananas could fly.
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@mysdianait (63977)
• Italy
12 Jan
Is there any reason why you only went for a week instead of longer?
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
Yes, I was stupid.
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@mysdianait (63977)
• Italy
13 Jan
@Asylum We learn from our mistakes
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan
@mysdianait In that case I should be a genius by now.
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@Beatburn (3995)
• Philippines
24 Jan
They should ban clocks in such wonderful places.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
24 Jan
Or at least pass a law enforcing a more realistic speed.
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@Beatburn (3995)
• Philippines
24 Jan
@Asylum I wish the opposite happens when I'm at work. Sometimes I sense time stops.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
24 Jan
@Beatburn Some days it almost runs in reverse.
@garymarsh6 (12097)
• United Kingdom
13 Jan
Always does when you are on holiday. Even with 25 hour days on our last holiday it went to fast!
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan
Your comment has reminded me of the time that I booked a holiday, then realised later that I would be away when the clocks went forward. I was horrified to find myself with a 23 hour day.
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@garymarsh6 (12097)
• United Kingdom
13 Jan
@Asylum We left on 29th October. Put our clocks forward an hour when we landed in Palma then back before we went to bed then for the next five days back an hour each night ! Quite confusing!
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan
@garymarsh6 I had some strange time changes in Russia. I amended my watch when I arrived in Moscow. I then flew to Bratsk in Siberia and changed it again. The following day the clocks went back 1 hour.
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@rebelann (32242)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jan
I suppose this means your holiday is almost over, so sorry.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
I am here until Monday, but the past 3 days disappeared rapidly. I will have to stop enjoying myself then maybe the clocks will slow down.
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@rebelann (32242)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jan
Well at least you'll have memories to dwell upon @Asylum maybe next time you can book a 3 week stay.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
@rebelann It would certainly be more practical.
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12 Jan
It seems a good place to visit.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
It certainly is, but I need to come for a longer visit next time.
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@BelleStarr (31954)
• Portland, Connecticut
21 Jan
I have noticed that Florida has the same issue, I think it has to do with warm weather and sunshine!!! lol
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
21 Jan
That was probably the issue with Tenerife as well.
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@suhail1 (965)
• Manila, Philippines
21 Jan
probably you are lost in the beauty of the place, makes time run faster
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
21 Jan
Yes, but it still seems unfair.
@Inlemay (17341)
• South Africa
13 Jan
Oh I can so relate to the clocks being fast when one is having fun - dont watch the clocks Barry go defy them!!
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan
I have tried but they still do not slow down.
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@DWDavis (11146)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
13 Jan
I think the Time Demon of which you write strikes in many of the world's best places to visit. I know when we visit the mountains the little dickens toys with the clocks there.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan
Yes, I have heard that the Clock Gremlins lurk around the mountains.
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• Midland, Michigan
13 Jan
I never trust the clocks when I'm away and always take something of my own. Have the clocks there messed with your wristwatch too, or do you not sport one of those?
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan
I have not worn a wrist watch for a long time because I always use my mobile these days. Unfortunately my mobile connects to the local network and therefore uses Tenerife time.
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@JudyEv (100594)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
Oh dear, that is of great concern. If your week is shortened you should demand some of your money back.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan
It does explain why the trip was so cheap.
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@DianneN (59247)
• United States
12 Jan
Time passes quickly when you're having fun!
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan
This is true, but it is not fair.
@jaboUK (50573)
• United Kingdom
12 Jan
Next time why don't you take two weeks?
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
That would seem the only solution.
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@Corbin5 (81435)
• United States
12 Jan
Oh, I hope you bring a Tenerife-Time-Demon-proof clock with you next time around.
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan
I wonder if those clocks ate available. They would be a great investment.
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