[by Lynne Chapman, from England, in Lanzarote] During our first week of our trip, the weather stayed mostly a bit cold, so we figured walking was a good idea. We wrapped up and climbed into the hills behind our house.
The land at the north of the island rises up high, then drops suddenly away. Near the top we came upon a spectacular viewing point. Beneath us was the longest beach in Lanzarota: the Playa Famara. The towering Famara cliffs sweep down, down, down to the sea.
John is not great with heights. He did well to cope with this view, but you could climb further, so I clambered up to a higher point still, to make my sketch of the uppermost rocky edge.