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Last time we visited El Hierro some of its charm had seeped away for us. The previously magical diminutive Canary Island stuck out in the Atlantic had seemed ordinary and, wearing a dusty brown height-of-summer coat, not particularly attractive looking. Island hopping to La Palma a few days later only heightened that view as much […]

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The first time we fell foul of the Canary Islands’ anarchic approach to marking walking routes was on La Gomera when a couple of signposts on one trail weren’t where they should have been.

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A few years ago we decided one of our objectives would be to walk across the Canary Islands following the GR131 and staying at rural hotels…

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We’ve stayed in all of the ones in Canary Island Paradors and each has thrown up a variety of experiences that weren’t always consistent with the others.

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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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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

On September 16, 2016 By

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

On September 16, 2016 By

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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