August 2018 my wife & I travelled to La Palma which is the lesser known of the Canary Islands for a short holiday the photos that accompany this blog are snapshots of the holiday. I will be going back to do a workshop here with a view to taking “proper images” of the island!
It is a wonderful island that has resisted the tourist industry & the major western brand influences keeping a lovely comfortable feeling of true Canarian life & spirit in the towns & totally unspolit nature.
The architecture in the towns is beautiful & the place is so unspoilt & so unbelievably clean it is something you actually notice!
As for the beauty of the island I’m not sure I can really do it justice, it is literally breathtaking you are left staring in jaw dropping wonder at some of the sights from volcanic desolate landscapes & craters, twisted rock formations on the beautiful beaches, rain forest to the north, Pine forest’s of the National Park, quaint old towns, fantastic weather systems supplementing a sumptuous landscape, it really does have everything.
For such a small island it rises 2426m to the centre of the island above sea level at Roque de Los Muchachos (Rock of the young men) the views from here are spectacular, this rise & fall of land & volcano gives the island an amazing eco system as well as quite bizarre weather on all aspects of the island.
It is a declared as a “Unesco Biosphere reserve” & also has clear sky status for star gazing supposedly the second best in the world.
If you wish to join me on a workshop to La Palma use the contact form to get in touch…