Gran Canaria


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

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One such area is directly at the roadside after Mogan

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the whole mountain flank is covered

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and the different layers can be beautifully seen

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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.

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Eat me, eat me… Only once quite for sure

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the coastline towards the North

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And the South

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Road to nowhere…

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again the coast to the South – this time a bit further up and later

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the tiny road is just a small patch of tar between these huge mountains

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In the rocks some beautiful minerals can be found – creating bizarre sculptures.

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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

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The Surf Hostel was really nice

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As were the beaches around Las Palmas

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And here again the eons have carved and laid bare nice forms out of the volcanic soil

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