To make the most of La Palma Island, we got a very early start today. As the city was still waking up, we walked along the cobbled streets within centuries old architecture. Beautiful wooden balconies with many decorative plants punctuated the colorful houses at the perfect golden hour. The woodwork, textures, and even the different shapes of the doorknobs were fascinating. The island was of enormous importance during trading with the Americas, especially sugar cane. Many traces are still present from those pirate days, including the extensive banana plantations.

Some of us toured volcanos of the past and present, among rugged landscapes. The views of the island and the ocean were superb.

We all had a chance to taste wines from this volcanic island, and once again we enjoyed a wonderful lunch full of local delicacies.