Sunday photos: shelves and Llano de las cuevas

Llano de las cuevas, El Paso, La Palma island
April 18, 2021

I’ve begun sorting out the balcony for summer. It’s a great spot to sit, or at least it will be again with a bit of work. I have a nice patio table and chairs, lots of plant in plant pots, and there’s an amazing view. The trouble is that the junk does collect over the winter. This year I bought some shelves so that I can store all the empty…


Los Llanos castle

March 14, 2021

It’s been a much more productive week. For one thing, I finally got up to the little castle above Los Llanos. I’ve seen it for years and wanted to get closer, but the hill is very steep so it takes time to walk up. The roads are narrow, twisty and often one way or indeed suddenly turn into steps, so it’s not simple to drive up either. But on Thursday…


Sunday photos: hermit crab and sally lightfoot crabs

Sally lightfoot crab, Grapsus adscensionis at La Salemera, Villa de Mazo, Isla de La Palma
August 23, 2020

I went back to La Salemera with my friend and her grandchildren, to find that the tide was put at the rock pool we’d swum in before was now too shallow for swimming. This was a great disappointment to the five year old until we found the hermit crabs. Then, of course, she was fascinated. After some googling I found that they’re Clibanarius erythropus If you haven’t seen hermit crabs,…


Sunday Photo: The End

August 16, 2020

A week of uninterrupted mornings has worked wonders and I’ve finished the edit. My novel is now with the first three beta readers. I hope they don’t find too much wrong. At the same time, I hope they find everything that’s wrong.


Sunday photos: comet Neowise

Comet Neowise from jsut below Llano del Jable, El Paso
July 26, 2020

I finally got to see the comet! The plan was to go to El Llano del Jable, but I found cars parked solidly along the roadside for a kilometre or more before the viewpoint itself, so I settled for what I could get. Unfotunately I’d had to leave in a hurry and I found that I’d brought the wrong tripod. This one wouldn’t connect with the camera, so I wedged…


Sunday Photos: setting off

June 28, 2020

The photos are from another walk in the woods. I’m definitely getting fitter. I have good news. After several weeks of dithering, my writing holiday is booked. I’m leaving in five minutes for a cottage in the north of the island. My friend wants to go on long walks without having to drive for two hours to get to the starting point. She’s much fitter than me and she might…