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Places:Start at Lon -14.221, Lat 28.2191, end at Lon -14.2189, Lat 28.1653 6km S from Start Logged as completed by 1
This route starts from the small town of La Pared and takes in a variety of coastal places and desert before finally returning to Costa Calma under the FV2 via a tunnel. La Pared isn't so reachable by bus but it is easy enough to get to by car or taxi. Immediately you begin to see the beginnings of the coastline, jagged and impassable at first, then a scarp with a shoreline path, then the huge beach under the main Jandia summits towards and beyond Cofete. The route we took initially was near the sea revealing endless small bays with gullies to be traversed. There was no sign of the route shown on OSM of a low beach path until much later. Lava flows, sea, wind and streams erode and sometimes the terrain is pretty unusual. At Las Boquetas you can start to get nearer to the sea and experience what happens when the tradewind driven waves reach the rocky coast. Some years ago a couple were drowned here. She was swept into the sea by a wave. He went after her. Their bodies were recovered 1km out to sea.
Getting back and managing the FV-2 The return to Costa Calma requires walking over the desert. You need some navigational skill to do this efficiently and also a realisation that you need to plan how you are going to get past the FV-2 autovia. Crossing is not set up for pedestrians and there is a serious fence on both sides. There are motorway style underpasses connected to on and off ramps but using these to get past the autovia is risky and requires getting past the fence. Best is to use the water channels which are intended to be used for handling flash floods but most of the time are totally dry. How to find these? The maps we had didn't show them as the FV-2 is new around these parts as if 2019. Hopefully this will change. So research access in advance. Remember also these channels are positioned to handle water so are in line with the valleys (barrancos) of the desert. Find a barranco, follow the outline of the stream and this may bring you to a tunnel.
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