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Lanzarote, covered by lava

The power of the earth is incomprehensible to the mind. After the last volcanic eruption in 1730 – 1736 (yes, lava flowed here for 6 years) almost 300 years later, somewhere one or other bush or herb is trying to recover nature millimeter by millimeter from the volcanic element.

There was also an episodic eruption in 1824. In the lava fields, the border between the old and the last eruptions is drawn as with a ruler. The latter serious one (300 years ago) left a black area of 51 square kilometers of lava slag. The scale of the eruption was inconceivable – 2 billion cubic meters of lava per 100 craters.

Even if you have seen lava fields in Sicily, Fuerteventura or Tenerife – you haven’t seen anything yet. Here even grass is a great achievement of living nature before the dead one.

Holidays, like everything in life, are what you make them. This time it was very good again. Lots of new experiences, lots of seeing and tasting. If someone teleported our life here from the north, I’d be happy to stay. At least for a few years. But not in Lanzarote, better in Fuerteventura. Do it, you will say. Maybe true, but I’m too old for such a big effort as one more language learning and so on. Because without Spanish you would hardly understand native citizens.

On this island, covered by lava, there are more places worth visiting. I described only a few in my other posts, and there are still many photos left to show you. 

© Fortune, 2009


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