So last time I left you, I was being driven away from the Volcano through miles and miles of volcanic rock. After we left the area, we were taken to an Aloe Vera factory where they explained more about the uses of Aloe Vera and did a few demonstrations, including slicing it up and eating the inside - yuck!
Can't say I was all that keen to start chowing down on raw Aloe Vera but I was intrigued to know that you can ingest it, as I would only ever have thought to use it on skin. I forgot to take any pictures from this stop on the trip because I was busy rubbing gooey Aloe Vera into my skin and perusing the shop.
Next on the list was a visit to a vineyard where we got to sample some wine (far too sweet for my liking) and stopped for lunch.
After that we went on to discover a black sand beach and directly opposite, a vibrantly green pond, which gets it's colour for algae and is connected somewhere underneath to the sea. We had a walk across the cliff top to see the green pond and once again, it was pretty darn windy! The sun had come out at this point though and it was a gorgeous afternoon, sigh.
It was time to head back to the harbour and hop onto our boat which would take us back to Fuerteventura, via another 45 minute crossing *groan*.
Thankfully for me, the sea seemed a lot calmer and I also chose a different seat more in the centre of the boat. No idea if that's meant to help with sea sickness but I certainly didn't feel bad on the way back. It also helped that the sun was shining down on us and I was able to enjoy the leisurely sail back, basking in the warm rays and watching all the kite surfers. Not bad, not bad at all.
Until next time...