Showing posts from October, 2021

Camino de Guatifay

 Camino de Guatifay Welcome to the start of an interesting hiking route, located between the towns of Guinate and Ye on the northern side of the island!  This route contains a large range of biodiversity and is distant from all the noise generated from the roads.  This is how the trail starts to look like, once you get closer and closer to the Risco which will allow you to witness these fantastic views of La Graciosa and the rest of the Arhcipiélago Chinijo: I mean look at this Visibility wasn't the greatest the day I hiked this trail, however, it normally has such a clear view it looks like you're staring at a painting at an exclusive art museum.  This is an example of Maritime Sunburst Lichen, otherwise known as Xanthoria parietina, it is a foliose, or leafy, lichen. It has a wide distribution, and many common names such as common orange lichen, yellow scale, maritime sunburst lichen, and shore lichen. It can be found near the shore on rocks or walls, and also on inland rocks

El Mirador de Haria, spectacular northern views.

  El Mirador de Haria, spectacular northern views. I mean come on... just look at this view... it's absolutely incredible.  To the north of the island, at some point on the narrow and winding road that descends to the town of Haría, a viewpoint of the same name awaits, among palm trees and dragon trees, ready to be discovered. Also known as Mirador de Malpaso, in relation to the valley that welcomes it, its prominence was won in 1966, when the Canarian artist Cesar Manrique was commissioned to design, at the top of the massif, a little house that would serve as a resting place for hikers. The viewpoint, safe from the proliferation of large tourist developments of the 70s, offers panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, the imposing Volcán de La Corona, and the friendly town of Haría. This impressive place is considered by many to be the most diverse area of ​​the island in geological, agrarian, and landscape terms. Nowadays, the Mirador de Haria is an Interpretation Center for the Fa