As the island was created by volcanic eruptions you can see this violent past here and there in the form of very colourful layers of sediment. Usually ash laid down after eruptions and covered by new flows of lava – yet sometimes mixed with minerals to give it a distinctive colour
One such area is directly at the roadside after Mogan
the whole mountain flank is covered
and the different layers can be beautifully seen
very compact, very soft… this is one of the reasons why torrential rain often causes that much damage in volcanic territory – the whole thing disintegrates and becomes a solid slush.
Eat me, eat me… Only once quite for sure
the coastline towards the North
And the South
Road to nowhere…
again the coast to the South – this time a bit further up and later
the tiny road is just a small patch of tar between these huge mountains
In the rocks some beautiful minerals can be found – creating bizarre sculptures.
After all the dry and arid places we were heading to Las Palmas trying to avoid the mostly non-Spanish tourist population of Meloneras where we would reside
The Surf Hostel was really nice
As were the beaches around Las Palmas
And here again the eons have carved and laid bare nice forms out of the volcanic soil