The Canary Islands group includes 7 large islands and several small ones. The Canary Islands are the remains of the continent of Atlantis, which went under water many thousands of years ago. So there were circumstances that I get to the island of Fuerteventura.
It is 100 km from the coast of Africa. We settled in the lovely town of Gran Tarajal a few meters from the ocean.
I am greeted by ridges of dark hills on which nothing grows.
The island has almost no natural greenery. The road goes between high dark mountains, covered in some places with milkweed and thorns. A large pile of local tumbleweeds is rolling right along the road. Wild goats are seen on the slopes of the mountains.
It is unclear what they eat and drink. Once a year, local farmers can take one wild goat into their herd. There are no large sources of water on the island. How could people live here? What did they eat and drink? The Canary Islands was called the “Hesperides Gardens”, a paradise.
When the Arabs and Spaniards were engaged in the development of the islands, they met here with the Guanche and Mahorer tribes. According to the descriptions of the Spaniards, the Guanches were tall people with white skin, blond or red hair. Despite the European appearance of the Guanches at the time of the arrival of the Spanish conquerors, they were a very backward tribe, firing fire by rubbing stones. They knew how to mummify the dead, knew how to talk with a whistle and considered themselves the only people who survived after the disaster on the planet.
Fuerteventura is distinguished from other Canary Islands by its black hills and black and white sands.
The island is 20 million years old. The name of the island consists of the words: Ventura – luck and happiness, Fuerte – reliable.
The plane lands on the runway near the ocean. Immediately upon arrival, it is unusual to see only black and the ocean around. Later, I find in this the uniqueness and charm of the island. Black color draws light on itself, absorbs it, which means there is a lot of energy. Another feature of the Canary Islands is the absence of poisonous snakes, mammals and insects. That’s for sure paradise!
Fuerteventura – this is completely ridges of frozen volcanoes.
I bend over and pick up a stone from frozen lava. I walk along porous lava stones, along stone footprints filled with salt water from the Atlantic Ocean.
The pits resemble the tracks left by the feet of a giant giant walking along cooling lava. The island always blows wind.
We settled in Gran Tarajal, a small town with a black sand beach surrounded by black mountains on all sides.
Palm trees grow from the vegetation
Tap water desalinated from the ocean. To drink, you need to buy water in bottles. The ocean temperature in winter and summer is almost the same 20-23 degrees. The town is quiet, without large hotels.
Only local residents live here and a dozen vacationers. The beach is large and clean, with almost no vacationers.
What is the difference between staying in Fuerteventura from other places? What is the strength of this island?
Firstly, there is still no complete dominance of civilization. The middle part of the island is practically not inhabited by people. The island is in its natural form – black volcanic hills, cleanliness and space, wind and the ocean.
I kept spinning the word “clean”. Secondly, there is planetary energy frozen in stone black hills. On the island, I felt like a protected mother planet. And one more thing is on the island – a connection with the distant past, with Atlantis.