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simon3: Track 2121 in area near Spain, Canary Islands ()
Salt and desert near Playa Blanca
Length: 21.7km, Creator time taken: 6h43m, Ascent: 161m,
Descent: 133m

Places: Start at Lon -13.8157, Lat 28.9392, end at Lon -13.8547, Lat 28.8622 9.3km SW from Start
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Salt in the air in the water & in the fields   From La Hoya there is rugged coastal path heading South to Playa Blanca.  The usual warnings are necessary.  This walk is long but short on shade or escape routes So you need plenty of water, proper boots, food, suitable clothing, detailed map etc. At the start the world famous salt pans of Salinas de Janubia still produce sundried salt using water drawn from a lagoon separated from the sea by a sand bar. Across this bar is wher you can commence.

On a windy day the huge waves crashing onto the coastline become immediately visible and acccompany you to the end of the walk.  It's a symphony of wave variations. Lookout for varied action: in places inlets funnel the breakers, causing plumes of water droplets to explode 5 to 8 m above the near black of the desert land. At one point there is a blow hole, noisily expelling misty air horizontally like a jet engine. Much of the coast is undeveloped except for a rough 4X4 track though you will find a quarry and a hideous unfinished hotel ( Atlanta del Sol).  Eventually you arrive at the western suburbs, real or would be, of Playa Blanca.  Enjoy a drink at one of the seafront hostelries

Uploaded on: Tue, 16 Apr 2013 (16:31:24)
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