Category: Trip to S. America

Hiking the west coast of Fuerteventura. part II

Day 5 Ajuy – Las Salinas http://www.sportrouteplanner.com/?id=15089#map This morning we did not know for sure where we would be spending the coming night. The villagers had told us that Playa de Garcey, our next initially-planned-stop, was a 20 minute jog away (yeah right..) and that this was the last beach suitable for camping before the large…

Hiking the west coast of Fuerteventura. Part I

We had been talking about doing a longer hike for quite a while when Brenda found this route on wikiloc.com (http://en.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=4073652). Wikiloc is a website where people all over the world upload their own hiking trails with GPS-coordinates and descriptions on how to do them, very useful for hikers! The east coast of Fuerteventura has…

Birds of Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura does not have many native mammal species, but the island makes up for that with its many bird species. The island is a birdwatching hotspot since there are several species and subspecies of birds that are endemic to the island. Many European and North African species use the island as a resting place while…

Guess the animal

Which animal is this? While hiking on Fuerteventura we were able to see this fierce beast, waiting to pounce on its prey (full picture in the end of page). Like many others, the animal on the picture has been introduced and is now considered a plague. The ecology of islands are especially vulnerable and the…