El Hierro

The colonial charm of the Canary Islands

June 22, 2017 Jack 0

Quite a few years ago, when we were wearing particularly thick rose-tinted glasses, we had a discussion with a Canarian friend about the beauty of the Canary Islands. Although she loved the islands she took […]

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12 favourite scenes from travel in 2016

January 2, 2017 Jack 0

We’ve lost count of the kilometres we’ve notched up walking through landscapes where nature has done its best to compensate for a year which, in world terms, has seemed a bit of a mess. […]

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Which is the Best Canary Island for…

October 18, 2016 Jack 0

All the Canary Islands are different in many ways. The differences may be big, such as diverse epic scenery, and they may be small, items on local menus or aspects of traditional architecture… […]

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A weekend on El Hierro part 2

September 16, 2016 Jack 0

The road from Las Playas passes one of our favourite sculptures in the Canary Islands, a lothario looking out to sea. Usually it’s women searching the horizon for the return of loved ones. Not on El Hierro. […]

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A weekend on El Hierro part 1

September 16, 2016 Jack 0

Within an hour of taking off we’re driving along El Hierro’s quiet roads to our first stop at Pozo de la Salud on the western end of the El Golfo Valley. […]

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El Hierro, Hiking At The Edge Of The World

June 13, 2015 Andy 0

Before Columbus stocked the Santa Maria with supplies from the neighbouring island of La Gomera and set sail on his atlas-changing voyage, the wild and remote Canary Island of El Hierro was the very edge of the Ancient World… […]