Rocks on the Road

Rocks on the road to the Roque de Los Muchachos
Rocks on the road to the Roque de Los Muchachos




La Palma is the steepest inhabited island in the wold, so it’s in a losing battle with gravity. Sometimes rocks fall on the road, particularly after heavy rain, a freeze or a thaw. (Of course the last two only happen at high altitude.) Normally the roads get cleared pretty quickly, but the road to the observatory takes a little longer, maybe a day and a half. Then you get to slalom around the rocks.

Public spirited locals will sometimes shift the rocks off the road. Feel free to join in.

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