Big waves at Los Cancajos

A rainbow in the spray, Los Cancajos, La Palma
Rainbow in the spray

This morning I went for a walk at Los Cancajos with a friend. You can swim at Los Cancajos most days of the year. As you can see, today wasn’t one of them. The sea was very rough so we took photos instead. I’m rather pleased about the first one, since I worked out that if I went and stood in a certain place, there might well be a rainbow in the spray.



Los Cancajos, La Palma
The Taburiente hotel. Fancy a swim?

The waves were spectacular just below the Taburiente hotel.

The abandoned wind pump for the salt works, Los Cancajos, La Palma
The old wind pump for the salt works

Near the south end of Los Cancajos there’s an old salt works which had two wind driven pumps to lift the seawater into the shallow ponds. The pumps haven’t worked for a long time but the buildings are still there. Today they were disappearing under the spray from the bigest waves.

The abandoned wind pump for the salt works, Los Cancajos, La Palma
Just beside the old wind pump for the salt works

And at the very south end of the village there’s a blow hole. Today it was spectacular.

The blow hole at the south end of Los Cancajos, La Palma
The blow hole at the south end of Los Cancajos, La Palma

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  1. Fabulous, I love the coast around Los Cancajos. We are arriving next Tuesday and longterm renting with the hope of relocating permanently. Fell absolutely head over heels in love with the island when I fisrt visited about 7 years ago. The island is so beautiful and so unpsoilt. Love your photos Sheila.

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