Barranco de Monteforde is a small artificial lake that provides water to the fertile Hermigua Valley
at the Mirador de Vallehermoso the fog limits the view
you can test your climbing skills
a view of Pescante de Hermigua, a harbor built in 1907 to export fruit but now abandoned
fog is the dominant weather condition here
we leave San Sebastian de Gomera behind and head for the rain forest
here they have their own Twin Peaks
time to taste the local wines in Las Rosas
in Hermigua Valley you see plenty of terraces
the Garajonay National Park features many flowers like this King Protea
is one of the smaller and less populated Canary Islands, located 40 km west of Tenerife.
Volcanic eruptions ceased 2
million years ago, giving Mother Nature ample time to create the rugged geology of peaks and ravines that form La Gomera's
At higher elevations the lush but wet Laurel rain forests
are often shrouded in fog and clouds. All that water
flows down where the locals divert it to irrigate their terraced farmland that grows grapes and bananas.
distance communication the ancient Guanche people developed Silbo Gomero
, a unique whistled language.
Today this port is
used by tourists that take the ferry from nearby Tenerife for a day-trip to La Gomera.
In February 2013 we took a guided trip
to spend a day at beautiful La Gomera.
in the morning the ferry to La Gomera leaves Tenerife's harbor Los Cristianos
and soon La Gomera comes into sight. We dock at San Sebastian de Gomera
this is Roque de Agando, a huge volcanic plug
a view of Agulo, known as the green balcony
late in the afternoon we leave La Gomera and head back to Tenerife
a typical example of terraced farming