Small Islands, Big Walk: Photos from La Palma (On & Off the GR131)

Having now written about my walk across about La Graciosa, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura (parts one and two), Gran Canaria, Tenerife and La Gomera… I decided to make my final (for now) blog about the GR131 a photo blog. Please enjoy some of my favourite photos from the island.

La Palma was one of the most incredible places I’ve ever had the pleasure of walking and I hope these photos do justification to the incredible landscape that I spent my time walking across. The island, like the other Canary Islands, is volcanic – actually being the tip of of an almost 7km high volcano rising from the Atlantic Ocean. It is the second highest of the Canary Islands, only being outdone by the peaks in Tenerife’s Teide massif. It is currently the most volcanically active of the islands and last erupted in 1971. It is also the island that scientists have predicted will break apart upon future eruptions, fall into the ocean and cause a tsunami which wipes out Florida. Let’s hope not.

For now I’ll leave you with these photos. They were all either shot during the three sections of the GR131: Puerto de Tazacorte to Roque de los MuchachosRoque de los Muchachos to Refugio del Pilar and Refugio del Pilar to Faro de Fuencaliente or during a brief walk into the famous Caldera de Taburiente  (the Caldera collapsed around half a million years ago and is now a protected national park). Enjoy.

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