Tourist bit on Lanzarote

On Wednesday we hired a car for the day – very convenient from the marina and visited Montanas del Fuego Timanfaya (the Fire Mountain Volcano), you get a bus tour around the amazing landscape and by the visitor centre they have a hole which burns and smaller ones which shot plumes of steam when they put in water.  I think the last eruption was early 19th Century.

We looked at the beautiful west coast, you can see why all the ports are on the other side, and a very interesting wine museum and Bodega, El Grifo.  It is interesting that in fact the volcanic eruptions enabled them to grow grape vines.  The vines are mostly planted in a dip in the black volcanic soil with a little wall (built of volvcanic Rock) around the plant and there is no irrigation, the volcanic soil sucks up and holds any moisture that there is in the air. Of course we also got to taste some wine.  And looked at the cactus garden.

We we visited the house of the artist  Cesar Manrique, where you can see his work and also the fantastic house that he designed and built, the lower floor is actually made in bubbles in the volcanic rock as is the pool.

Lastly we went to get our Lidl fix as its a bit out of town and stocked up with some stuff for the big passage.

Fire mountain
Fire mountain

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Fire hole
Fire hole
Volcanic landscape
Volcanic landscape
Fire hole
Fire hole
Salinas de Janubio
Salinas de Janubio
Salt
Salt

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West coast
West coast
Hire car
Hire car
El Golfo lagoon
El Golfo lagoon
Cactus
Cactus
Cactus garden
Cactus garden
Cactus
Cactus
El Grifo
El Grifo
Manrique
Manrique
Pool in volcanic bubble
Pool in volcanic bubble
Cesar Manrique foundation
Cesar Manrique foundation
Cesar Manrique foundation
Cesar Manrique foundation
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One thought on “Tourist bit on Lanzarote

  1. Kip Chandlery staff just checking in to see how the journey is going and making sure you both are having a fantastic time. The pictures look great! Hope you both are well.

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