Having hired a car, we set out on a tour of the
northern half of the island:
We stopped on the West Coast, near San Nicolas, for
lunch, and saw some amazing waves. It was actually a very calm day and we
were wondering what it would be like in bad weather.
Pip just manages to dodge a
The Hire Car (which the children
Mountain Road (note the caves on the
The scenery was spectacular, and there was often a
sheer drop at the edge of the road. Fortunately we didn't end up like
Upturned car on river
We reached the village at the top of the mountain
(1400m) and found a house with a perfect rose garden! The climate was
quite like home at that altitude.
The above is Roque Bentaiga, worshipped by the
ancient indiginous people of the Canaries.
We saw quite a few caves which had obviously been
used as houses, and also many caves which had had a house exterior added, like
Cactus (diameter around
Hope they don't fall on