What a difference!

An international group of teenagers visiting GTC, Roque de Los Muchachos, La Palma
An international group of teenagers visiting GTC

Two days ago the top of La Palma was covered in fog and it was cold – just 6 ºC. Today we were back to a cloudless blue sky, brilliant sunshine and about 18 ºC. Much nicer!

Today’s visitors were an international bunch: teenagers from Los Sauces on La Palma, The Czech Republic and Greece. I gave the tour in English and made it as simple as possible.

But no matter how good a tour guide I am, I can’t compete with the ravens. They were the stars of the show, at least until the telescope moved.

And I’m happy because I’ve started work on the whodunnit again. I only wrote 170 words yesterday, but the important thing is to get moving again.

Ravens on the roof of a car begging for food while lots of people take photos, Roque de Los Muchachos, La Palma
Ravens disrupting my guided tour

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

This article has 3 Comments

  1. Hello Sheila,
    How can we book a tour of the Observatory with you? We will be there Feb 7 for a week.

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