The last week on La Palma has it in itself. First the diagnosis after what felt like 50 times taking blood, all not so bad, it followed the wave with the fence post, "Go to Tenerife, there they can help better". Then on the penultimate day on La Palma, once again a great island tour to the highest mountain on the island, the Roque de los Muchachos. Yes and last but not least, a mad ride from La Palma to Tenerife.
|Roque de llos Muchachos|
But one thing at a time. After the doctor called me on Monday after all, I was waiting for the diagnosis of the blood test and the further procedure for the diagnosed thrombosis in the left leg. The blood values have returned to normal except for one or two values. So nothing that would cause excitement. The leg is a different story. It doesn't seem to be easy to get an appointment for the ultrasound. The doctor advises me to go to Tenerife. So we decide to break down our tents here and sail the 100 nautical miles across. A weather window is set for Thursday and so we have a few days left to explore the island again. A rental car is quickly rented and the destination, the telescopes on Los Muchachos, the highest mountain, with 2426müdM, is made out. With lush vegetation, which becomes more and more sparse the further up we get, we drive the winding road up to the mountain of mountains on La Palma. After 35 kilometers we come to the zone where only very little grows. But there is snow and telescopes, which shoot like mushrooms from the ground. Among them the biggest mirror telescope in Europe, the "Gran Telescopio Canaria". Standing on the edge of an old volcanic crater, you have a fantastic panoramic view up here. Even the Teide emerges from the haze and gives us a foretaste of Tenerife.
|View form Roque de Los Muchachos|
|Something going wrong|
|Sailtrim on Katinka|
|In the north of Tenerife|