February 2016, two weeks with two wonderful groups. We explored and reached paths that I guess few tourists will see. A lovely insight to an unusual island.
A lively ferry ride to the deserted island of Lobos, and the peculiar volcanic mounds called ‘hornitos’ (little ovens) created by the superheated water at times of eruptions some 9000 years ago. Also, on Lobos, the most beautiful lagoon and beach ….a restful spot indeed.
Reaching the high viewpoint of Morro Velosa, to see right across to Lanzarote and finding great 3D island models, then walking down to historical 14th century Betancuria, the original island capital.
Then, in the first week, oh my, a seemingly benign walk up to the col to in the south of the island to view Corfete and the Wild West coast. We saw the view, quite spectacular, and then our forecast rain ‘shower’ turned into a 3 hour spectacular rainstorm, with accompanying 40mph wind. Dry river beds and roads were transformed into torrents, all boots were squelching. In the second week the weather genies were kinder.
We were amused by the scurry of squirrels, laughed with the local bus driver providing us with tour guide commentary (complete with goat sound effects), goggled at the volcanic craters, watched the kite surfers in awe, lingered along the 32km of white sands, and stood spellbound on this rocky shelf watching the waves pounding away at the volcanic rock.
And of course the Ramblers themselves: