Why sunrises are better than sunsets


There are many reasons why sunrises are better than sunsets. One of them is that they must be earned. A long night ending with a romantic sunrise, a very early morning in the mountains, just starting a long day of climbing, or in this case, a failed attempt of wadlopen trip. In order to catch the low tide we got up in the middle of the night and drove for an hour to the sea  just to learn that  the guide bailed out on us. We quickly changed the plans into waiting almost two hours for the sunrise and another two hours for the ferry to the island that we were supposed to reach on foot. Meanwhile the sunrise transformed a boring jetty in the middle of a muddy swamp into a beautiful scene of constantly changing colors and sounds.


Caldera de Taburiente is one big void


Wind blowing dust up from the caldera enhances the impression of a big void you are staring into. You can feel it with your face while you try to comprehend the dimensions of the big hole.