4 November 2018

EL Hierro and Tenerife - October 2018

Another trip to El Hierro , the smallest and farthest south and west of the Canary Islands,flying there from Tenerife Norte airport after staying a night in Santa Cruz.Great views of La Gomera on both the outward and return flights.
I rented an casa in El Pinar and did some good walks high above the coast, up to Malpaso the highest point and also down to La Restinga.
Compared to last year there are more buses with extra services during the day including weekends and now nearly all operate through the "winter" and well as the summer.

 Here's a link to the photo album

My walks were:

Bus to San Andres then paths to Fuente de Azofa,Mirador de Isora,Mirador de Las Playas and back to El Pinar.

Plots below San Andres

Fuente de Azofa
Mirador de La Playas

El Pinar,Monta Mercadel,Malpaso 1501 metres and back down to El Pinar.

Below Monta Mercadel
El Golfo from the escarpment
Fuentes del Julan

El Pinar , Camino de la Restinga,La Restinga and then the bus back up.

Walled camino
View back up to El Pinar
Volcanic landscape

La Restinga harbour

Bus to San Andres , then paths to Mirador de Jinama,escarpment edge via Izique to Ermita Virgen de La Pena,Mirador de La Pena ,buses to San Andres and El Pinar.

Smart streetworks in El Pinar
More traditional outlook over El Pinar

Walled landscape near San Andres
Misty escarpment

Views clearing across El Golfo
Ermita Virgen de La Pena

I then flew back to Tenerife and stayed in Santa Cruz for two more nights ,doing a lovely walk up into the Anaga mountains north of Ingueste.

Plots in the upper barranco
Rocky path towards Los Piletas
Los Piletas village in a high basin with no road access

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