|Face of the barranco. Chess Pieces. Moai of Fuerteventura. Take your pick|
Choosing the directions that pleased me by their simplicity ("just take the unused branch of Lajares roundabout and carry on straight, you can't miss it") I went there with a friend. We followed a huge barranco that starts close to Lajares roundabout; when we came to the place where it separated into three branches we started to walk the middle one. We soon met a small group of people, all looking local, and asked them for directions, just to make sure. The main guy took the words out of my mouth - "El Barranco de los Enamorados? No, you took a wrong turn, we are going that way, follow us and then I show you were to go". (So much for "it's straight, you can's miss it"). We followed them to where they parked their 4x4; he told us that "from here it's probably one more kilometer that way". Off we went. Problem is, barrancos tend to branch off. That day we took a "wrong" branch - it was nice and had some interesting sandstone structures which were probably petrified plants - but we haven't found what we were looking for.
So, we went again. This time we found all the stuff you can see on the pictures. I am still not that sure that we found "the" barranco, but I will give the route we followed, and point out at least one alternative I found. I can tell you without false modesty that my pictures are a lot better than what I saw before, but can't tell if that is because we found a better place or it's just because I haven't seen other pictures that do the place justice.
|Looks like the Grand Canyon, right? Basically, it is, but scaled down :)|
|Would love to see what happens after a big rain. It can't be full of water of course, but it must be something worth seeing anyway|
|Little holes, arches, mini-caves and grottos|
|Love this little gorse bush. A bit of life in all that smoothness|
|Faces, faces everywhere|
Ok. Here is the route that we took
View El Barranco de Los Enamorados (or something equally good :) in a larger map
Alternative route (to a different place, but close by) - here
BTW - the meanings of the names used are the Ravine of Enamored, or the ravine of the Enchanted. Both very poetic :)
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