Saturday – market day in Playa Blanca, so we first went down to browse, then fetched the bikes and set off westwards. You’d be surprised just how much ground you can cover in a day, and on these sort of prom’s, the going is easy (apart from the crowded bits).
Sue took to it like a duck to water, so I just said; “Stop quacking, and get cracking - pedalling!” ( groan)
Again, not hungry, but VERY tempted by this – the fish was landed, prepped and STRAIGHT into the kitchens.
Now THAT’S fresh!
The first thing we noticed was the crashing waves. REALLY exciting to see.
The strong breeze was causing the spume to feather off the crest of the waves. The higher the wave, the better the stream.
The noise was amazing. ROARING and booming.
It was like heaven to us!
It was a dream for me to take pictures here.
(I came close to getting a soaking, but not quite).
You can see the waves crashing in, click HERE
The sound of crashing waves just SENDS her!
We spent the best part of an hour at Faro de Pechiguera before being drawn to the ‘red mountain’, or Montana Roja, which commanded the skyline from here, even more than from Playa Blanca.
We rode the bikes as far as we could before locking them up at the start of the upward path, and following the stones. Stones are fine, but it doesn’t take Hercules to pick them up and turn them around to point the wrong way (which the kids in the UK would have done by now).
Halfway up, we looked over to the cafe we passed on the transfer from the airport.
Sitting as it does in the cup of the pass, I remarked then, what a great position it was in.
This photo emphasises that fact.
Soon, we were on the rim of the crater, looking over to the ferry coming in and across the bay to where we were yesterday, Castillo de las Coloradas.
(Click on the picture to enlarge to see things better)
Sue admires the view in a stiff breeze. We had to be careful here, as the gusts could easily take you by surprise, and were very strong.
You can see how unforgiving the edge of the crater rock is, but the path around it is a lot smoother and navigable.
Looking back from the top marker cross.
(I wonder why, whoever built it, thinks it needs that huge cairn??)
The ONLY life we saw was this little lizard. I really do wonder what they eat,
and how they eke out a living in this harsh terrain?
We walked right around the rim, before dropping back down to pick up our bikes. Exploring done, it was time to hit the beach.
We went to Playa Flamingo, and did a bit of snorkelling and swimming. We didn’t stay too long though, as there was a cool, evening breeze, especially felt more when you were wet.
Just time for a nightcap before bed. Click HERE