Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Up into the mountains of central Gran Canaria
We drove further up the road to the next town, San Bartolome de Tirajana, before retracing our steps. We stopped at some spectacular viewpoints on our return journey. From Mancizo de Amurga we looked out at rock lava flows 500 meters thick. These were the result of the final phases of the first volcanic cycle in Gran Canaria, 11-12 million years ago. The material is highly sought after for the production of concrete and Tarmac, which explains the wonderful roads on the island.
It was quite a day and gave us a greater appreciation of what we would see in future trips around Gran Canaria.