After a sunrise and a coffee we headed to the north of La Palma.
Can you see this house, overcome with plants?
It is for sale. I would love to see the inside.
Every island in the archipelago is completely different.
La Palma is the greenest.
Los Tiles is a UNESCO declared biosphere reserve, full of water and biodiversity.
Unfortunately, part of the biodiversity is Homo sapiens.
We discovered where everyone on the island spends time.
After walking to the first waterfall we headed back to the car to continue exploring the island.
La Palma is like Hawaii, but without the crowds.
I love this picture. I think it captures a little of the magic.
The road on the right is the main road around the island that we were on.
The roads are like this the entire way. It is fun with a manual transmission (I will admit), but it takes much longer than expected to traverse the island.
Roque de los muchachos observatory houses the world's largest single aperture optical telescope, so the island has strict light pollution policies in place, even powering down the entire island for important astronomical events. We ended up not driving up to it because we had so much driving ahead of us, but I wish we would have. Oh well, next time!
The Canary Islands are my new Japan, we are coming back.
We finally got to the other side of the island around 14:30.
There aren't too many brew pubs on the islands, or in Spain at all, but la Cervercerίa Isla Verde in Tijarafe would succeed even if there was competition.
They make four beers, three of which we tried and are tasty and creamy (unfiltered is so good).
At just 1.10 euro a bottle, we took a few home...
Island life- everywhere you go there is water.
It is amazing how long the tunnels are on the island.
Straight through the mountain we go...
I love the colors in our kitchen.
It will be hard to leave tomorrow!
La Palma is spectacular.