Just outside the village of Lajares in Fuerteventura, Spain, sits a dome-shaped mountain-ette, the result of the island’s many volcanic changes. While we stayed with Azul Fit earlier this year, we took a few hours to walk it, with a group from the retreat.
Setting off across the volcanic landscape.
This was the first of many ground squirrels, who ran over to check out what we were up to.
From the crater, we looked across the north-western tip of the island, small villages and abandoned farms.
These small lizards were easy to find, sunning themselves with one eye on the circling raptors.
It was hard to get an idea of scale, but the crater rim was around a kilometer in circumference.
Families wandering on the far side of the crater rim.
Click to enlarge this panoramic view.
Food? The squirrels will approach to eat out of your hands.
As we descended Calderón Hondo, we came across the abandoned ruins of farm buildings.