Sunday photos: Los indianos 2020

March 1, 2020

I went down to Los Indianos in the afternoon with friends. It was fun, of course. As usual, a good part of the fun was watching everyone else. The local TV were there, with their camera well protected. And as usual, the little kids were incredibly cute


Sunday Photos: the wig festival

February 23, 2020

Carnival really starts with the wig party. It’s a great idea because a cheap wig is cheap and fun but creative people can get creative. Essentially we put on an art show for each other. And then drink and dance. Sometimes groups of friends go with the same disguise – it think it would halp to keep track of each other in the crowds. Some designs are definitely one off….


Sunday Photos

January 14, 2020

I went up to the Roque to get phtoos of the MAGIC telescope at sunset – hopefully the last photos for the guide book update. On the way down I stopped off at Los Andennes to photograph the Caldera. I’ve always loved the way the trees and ridges float on and outof the cloud. This time one ridge was floating above the cloud rather like a submarine surfacing. I think…


Photos of the week: La Verdad

The press conference at the exhibition for La Verdad
April 15, 2018

Santa Cruz de La Palma used to have a shipyard. One of the largest ships they built was La Verdad, 485 tons displacement, which was wrecked on a reef south of Bermuda shortly after a hurricane in 1899. Luckily the water was shallow and the crew, cargo and bell were saved, although the first mate apparently had a terrible job to persuade the captain to leave. Thomas Cox, a retired…


Santa Cruz’s New Beach is Open

Santa Cruz has been building a new beach for ages. This morning it was finally opened. I got to hear at lunchtime, and immediately went for a paddle. Of course a big wave came along and now I have damp trousers, but it was well worth it. I’d forgotten how much fun it is to be eight years old for a while.

April 20, 2017