Daily Archives: July 18, 2011

Canary Islands Update and Monday’s Links for Curious People

Posted by on July 18, 2011

Update from the Canary Islands

View from my window on La Gomera

It was an extremely busy week for me again with little or no time to write or edit photos. I’ve been moving from one place to the other with only two nights in a row being in the same hotel. I’ve seen a lot of amazing things and visited my 150th UNESCO World Heritage site.

While I have technically remained within the boundaries of Spain, the difference between the mountains of the Pyrenees and the beaches of the Canaries couldn’t be more drastic. It isn’t just the difference between mountains and beaches, it is the difference between Europe and Africa.

I’ve visited 4 of the major islands in the chain so far: Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife and La Gomera. Today I’m taking a ferry to the island of La Palma, which I’ve heard from many people here is the most beautiful of the Canary Islands. It also happens to be home to one of the largest collection of astronomical telescopes in the world, which I am excited to visit. (more…)