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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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I wasn’t feeling the Bavarian love. The scenery might have been inspirational but not for me as it had kept its curves concealed under a blanket of cloud.

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La Palma after the forest fires

On October 31, 2016 By

The news was devastating. La Palma was on fire. Images on social media showed a wall of flames lighting up the night sky. It looked like the whole island was burning.

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Over the years, as we’ve seen how different countries and various walking companies grade walking routes, we’ve come to realise there can be a canyon-wide gap between methods used…

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The distraction from the march or die conditions was the coastal path from Lotu Beach back to Saint Florent fell into the ‘stop every few hundred yards and exclaim WOW’ category

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Below us, way below us, is a deep, wide scar in the earth. Running through its centre is a lime green fertile strip, a veritable oasis of agricultural activity which separates walls of hard, jagged peaks. The line of the Ribeira do Paul.

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Lovely though the lighthouse is it’s another man-made creation which draws the eye, the salt gardens of Fuencaliente, better known as Las Salinas, the salt pans.

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The Trouble With Vertigo

On January 27, 2016 By

I can say when a path has an exposed ridge or falls away steeply but that doesn’t necessarily make it vertiginous because this is an affliction that takes many forms…

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