Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

December 19, 2017

Vacation in Las Palmas4 / Vacaciones en Las Palmas4 / Vacances à Las Palmas4 / Férias em Las Palmas4

In English:

Walking to surfers Paradise El Confital and beyond in Las Palmas

This post shows my photos from visits to the area El Confital where we visited twice. El Confital is surfers’ paradise – surprise ? The road starts from there, where the beach of Las Canteras ends. The road sinuates between houses, which are near on the edges of rough volcanic seashore, consumed by the ravages of time. Ferocious surges beat the shore revealing that during low tide surfing is impossible.

After the asphalt surface ends, the road continues as a sand road. Before reaching, El Confital road is quarried thru solid rock and covered by steel sheets. The distance to the surf beach is not long, but it requires from time to time photography stops.

Our second visit, we walked as far as it was possible. The sand road ended to the barbed wire fence. On the way, back we decided to make a short hike passing a narrow path on the slope leading back to Las Palmas.

En español:

Caminando hacia el paraiso de los surfistas El Confital y más allá en Las Palmas

Este puesto vos muestra mis fotos de nuestro visitas a la zona de El Confital donde visitamos dos veces. El Confital es el paraíso de los surfistas, ¿sorpresa? El camino parte desde allí, donde termina la playa de Las Canteras. El camino zigzaguear entre las casas, que se encuentran cerca de los bordes de la agreste costa volcánica, consumidas por los estragos del tiempo. Las oleadas feroces golpean la orilla y revelan que durante la marea baja el surf es imposible.

Después de que la capa de asfalto termina, el camino continúa como un camino de arena. Antes de llegar al playa El Confital, la carretera se extrae a través de roca sólida y se cubre con las láminas de acero. La distancia a la playa de surf no es larga, pero de vez en cuando el paisaje necesita pauses para la fotografía.

Nuestra segunda visita, caminábamos tan lejos como fue posible. El camino de arena terminaba en la valla de alambre de púas. En el camino de vuelta decidimos hacer una pequeña caminata pasando por un sendero estrecho en la ladera que lleva a Las Palmas.

En francais:

Balade vers le paradis de surfers, El Confital et au-delà à Las Palmas

Ce poste vous montre mes photos de visites à la zone El Confital où nous avons visités deux fois. El Confital est le paradis des surfeurs – surprise? La route commence à partir de là, où se termine la plage de Las Canteras. La route sinue entre les maisons, qui sont proches des bordes du rivage volcanique, dévorées par les ravages du temps. Des vagues féroces battent la rive, révélant que pendant la marée basse, le surf est impossible.

Après la fin de la surface d’asphalte, la route continue comme une route de sable. Avant d’arriver, la route El Confital est extraite de la roche solide et recouverte de tôles d’acier. La distance à la plage de surf n’est pas longue, mais elle exige de temps en temps des arrêts de photographie.

Notre deuxième visite, nous avons marché aussi loin que c’était possible. La route de sable s’est terminée par la clôture de barbelés. Sur le chemin, nous avons décidé de faire une petite randonnée en passant un étroit sentier sur la pente qui nous ramène à Las Palmas.

Em Português:

Caminhando até o Paraíso dos Surfistas El Confital e além em Las Palmas

Este post mostra mostrar-lhe as minhas fotos sobre a área de El Confital onde visitámos duas vezes. El Confital é o Paraíso dos Surfistas- surpresa? A estrada começa a partir daí, onde termina a praia de Las Canteras. A estrada sinuza entre as casas, que estão próximas nas bordas da costa vulcânica áspera, consumidas pelos estragos do tempo. Os surtos ferozes batem a costa revelando que durante a maré baixa é impossível o surfar.

Após a finalização da superfície do asfalto, a estrada continua como uma estrada de areia. Antes de chegar, a estrada de El Confital é extraída por rocha sólida e coberta por placas de aço. A distância à praia de surf não é longa, mas exige de vez em quando as paradas de fotografia.

Nossa segunda visita, caminhamos até onde era possível. A estrada de areia terminou com a cerca de arame farpado. No caminho, de volta, decidimos fazer uma caminhada curta por um caminho estreito que levava de volta a Las Palmas.

1. On the way to El Confital

1. On the way to El Confital

2. On the way to El Confital

2. On the way to El Confital

3. Today I eat fish for dinner

3. Today I eat fish for dinner

4. On the way to El Confital

4. On the way to El Confital

5. Would you love to live in this house?

5. Would you love to live in this house?

6. Would you love to live in this house?

6. Would you love to live in this house?

7. There are also benches every now and then available for admiration of the landscape

7. There are also benches every now and then available for admiration of the landscape

8. Rather special beach promenade

8. Rather special beach promenade

9. Way to El Confital is quarried thru solid rock and covered by steel sheets

9. Way to El Confital is quarried thru solid rock and covered by steel sheets

10. Way to El Confital is quarried thru solid rock and covered by steel sheets

10. Way to El Confital is quarried thru solid rock and covered by steel sheets

11. Way to El Confital is quarried thru solid rock and covered by steel sheets

11. Way to El Confital is quarried thru solid rock and covered by steel sheets

12. El Confital beach

12. El Confital beach

13. Surfers cars. At the background, the hill with a path on which we hiked back to Las Palmas

13. Surfers cars. At the background, the hill with a path on which we hiked back to Las Palmas

14. Seals in the ocean - no, but surfers waiting for the appropriate waves

14. Seals in the ocean – no, but surfers waiting for the appropriate waves

15. El Confital - surfing paradise in Las Palmas

15. El Confital – surfing paradise in Las Palmas

16. El Confital - surfing paradise in Las Palmas

16. El Confital – surfing paradise in Las Palmas

17. El Confital - surfing paradise in Las Palmas

17. El Confital – surfing paradise in Las Palmas

18. El Confital - surfing paradise in Las Palmas

18. El Confital – surfing paradise in Las Palmas

19. El Confital - surfing paradise in Las Palmas

19. El Confital – surfing paradise in Las Palmas

20. El Confital - surfing paradise in Las Palmas

20. El Confital – surfing paradise in Las Palmas

21. El Confital - surfing paradise in Las Palmas

21. El Confital – surfing paradise in Las Palmas

22. El Confital - surfing paradise in Las Palmas

22. El Confital – surfing paradise in Las Palmas

23. El Confital - surfing paradise in Las Palmas

23. El Confital – surfing paradise in Las Palmas

24. Rolling stones. At the background, You see the beginning of the path on which we hiked back to Las Palmas

24. Rolling stones. At the background, You see the beginning of the path on which we hiked back to Las Palmas

25. Sandy road continues beyond the El Confital

25. Sandy road continues beyond the El Confital

26. Lava stone

26. Lava stone

27. Lava in the sea

27. Lava in the sea

28. MasterChef

28. MasterChef

29. The road went far

29. The road went far

30. Remains of ?

30. Remains of ?

31. Warning

31. Warning

32. He / she did not believe the warning. Sigh. Rest in peace

32. He / she did not believe the warning. Sigh. Rest in peace

33. The area is a special and worth for a visit

33. The area is a special and worth for a visit

34. You never get tired to watch waves and listen to the roar of the sea.

34. You never get tired to watch waves and listen to the roar of the sea.

35. Nature's own show enchants the mind

35. Nature’s own show enchants the mind

36. Lava stops the waves in the end

36. Lava stops the waves in the end

37. The landscape, which we watched for a long time

37. The landscape, which we watched for a long time

38. The nature makes the mind silent

38. The nature makes the mind silent

39. Piles prevent the cars from driving outside the area

39. Piles prevent the cars from driving outside the area

40. The journey continues

40. The journey continues

41. We were warned before going to the path

41. We were warned before going to the path

42. Yes, there has been landslide indeed. Thumps up - yes all went well

42. Yes, there has been landslide indeed. Thumps up – yes all went well

43. After walking some time there was a flat area. It made our small hiking easier

43. After walking some time there was a flat area. It made our small hiking easier

44. Someone hid the plastic bag under this plant. I wonder if it was too heavy to carry it to the nearest waste paper basket. Sigh.

44. Someone hid the plastic bag under this plant. I wonder if it was too heavy to carry it to the nearest waste paper basket. Sigh.

45. Beautiful

45. Beautiful

46. Road was narrow

46. Road was narrow

47. Looking back there where our path started

47. Looking back there where our path started

48. The 48. The landscape from the pathlandscape from the path

48. The landscape from the path

49. The landscape from the path

49. The landscape from the path

50. El Confital on the left

50. El Confital on the left

Vacation in Las Palmas 1.

Vacation in Las Palmas 2.

Vacation in Las Palmas 3.

Because Christmas is near, I want to show to You my old post (2009) presenting our Christmas tree.

Debido a que la Navidad está cerca, quiero vos mostrar mi viejo post (2009) presentando nuestro árbol de navidad.

Parce que Noël est proche, je veux montrer vous mon ancien message (2009) en présentant notre arbre de noël.

Porque o natal está perto, quero mostrar-lhe a minha antiga mensagem (2009) introduzindo a nossa árvore de natal.

Christmas tree decorations / Adornos de Navidad de árboles de Navidad / Décorations d’arbre de Noël.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year / ¡Feliz Navidad y Feliz Año Nuevo! / Joyeux Noël et bonne année / Feliz Natal e Bom Ano Novo / Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes Neues Jahr! / Buon Natale e felice anno nuovo! / メリークリスマス と 良いお年をお迎えください / Hyvää joulua ja onnellista uutta vuotta

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73 Comments »

  1. gorgeous photos!

    Comment by Sequin — December 19, 2017 @ 08:35 | Reply

    • Hello Sequin.

      I am glad that You loved my photos. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 19, 2017 @ 09:46 | Reply

  2. Merry Christmas 🙂

    Comment by allofme534 — December 19, 2017 @ 09:12 | Reply

    • Hello allofme534.

      Merry Christmas to You also. Thank you visiting my blog.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 19, 2017 @ 09:48 | Reply

  3. Wish I had a cottage there….. this place is so beautiful………..

    Comment by Sudhir Chauhan — December 19, 2017 @ 09:26 | Reply

    • Hello Sudhir.

      Thank You for Your kind words. I am glad that You loved my photos.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 19, 2017 @ 09:52 | Reply

  4. Fantastic pictures, with the lava it is rather dramatic. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year!

    Comment by utesmile — December 19, 2017 @ 09:28 | Reply

    • Hello Ute.

      I am glad that You loved my photos presenting underrated Las Palmas.

      Merry Christmas and a very happy new year to You and Yours.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 19, 2017 @ 09:58 | Reply

  5. It is a wonderful picture. I can not surf, but I want to take pictures.Have a nice day!!!

    Comment by wakasahs15th — December 19, 2017 @ 11:11 | Reply

    • Hello Wakasahs15th.

      Thank You leaving Your praising comment. I am glad that You loved my post.

      すばらしい日を過してください。

      Comment by Sartenada — December 19, 2017 @ 11:43 | Reply

  6. I’m no surfer but I would have enjoyed that walk out around the bay. Superb surfing shots, Sartenada! Wishing you all the joys of Christmas and a healthy, happy 2018. 🙂 🙂

    Comment by restlessjo — December 19, 2017 @ 11:35 | Reply

    • Hello Johanna.

      Thank You. This was the first time, when I had possibility to shoot real surfing photos.

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 19, 2017 @ 11:46 | Reply

  7. Some beautiful photos as usual Matti. I particularly liked the shots of the surfing. Marion

    Comment by Little Miss Traveller — December 19, 2017 @ 11:52 | Reply

    • Hello Marion.

      I am very glad that You loved my photos and especially those presenting surfing. Thank You leaving so nice comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 19, 2017 @ 11:56 | Reply

  8. I love that black volcanic rock along the coast. It reminds me of the beaches we visited in Maui, Hawaii. Great pics Matti. Have a wonderful Christmas 🙂

    Comment by amindfultravellerblog — December 19, 2017 @ 12:51 | Reply

    • Hello amindfultravellerblog.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment. I have been only on Oahu, but seen some photos from Maui.

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 19, 2017 @ 12:56 | Reply

  9. Hello (^ ^)
    It is a wonderful landscape made of lava. Surfing on the body board is dynamic and powerful.
    Have a nice Christmas.

    Comment by saganhama — December 19, 2017 @ 13:48 | Reply

    • Hello saganhama.

      Thank You commenting so nicely. I am glad that You loved my photos. This seris ends now and in the beginning of next year I will start again with beautul winter / snow photos.

      メリークリスマス.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 19, 2017 @ 13:52 | Reply

  10. Gorgeous ! Merry Christmas

    Comment by Bernieshoot — December 19, 2017 @ 14:17 | Reply

    • Hello Bernard.

      Thank You. I appreciate Your comment.

      Merry Christmas to You also.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 20, 2017 @ 08:25 | Reply

  11. It is great to see the shots of the rocky shore and the surfers. I wish you and your wife a happy holiday season!

    Comment by T Ibara Photo — December 19, 2017 @ 14:19 | Reply

    • Hello Takami.

      How nice to read Your kind comment. Thank You.

      Happy Holiday season to You and Yours also.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 20, 2017 @ 08:28 | Reply

  12. The landscape is absolutely beautiful — I especially like your photos of the waves crashing into the shore. You got some great pictures of the surfers.

    Comment by seniorhiker — December 19, 2017 @ 14:42 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      Thank You commenting so nicely and loving my photos. Those waves were indeed mighty and made our mind silent.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 20, 2017 @ 08:30 | Reply

  13. So beautiful, well captured!

    Comment by Amy — December 19, 2017 @ 16:26 | Reply

    • Hello Amy.

      I am glad that You loved my photos and left Your kind comment. Thank You.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 20, 2017 @ 08:36 | Reply

  14. So many beautiful impressions, Sartenada. The action shots of the surfers are superb!
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year❣️🌿❤️🤶🎄🎅❤️

    Comment by Dina — December 19, 2017 @ 18:25 | Reply

    • Hello Dina.

      Thank You for Your praising comment.

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to You and Yours also.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 20, 2017 @ 08:38 | Reply

  15. Great view!

    Comment by 洋子 — December 19, 2017 @ 18:47 | Reply

    • こんにちは 洋子.

      コメントありがとうございます。

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 20, 2017 @ 08:52 | Reply

  16. What fabulous coastal vies. Excellent captures of the surfers in action. The road looks ever so narrow. Wishing you both a wonderful holiday season.

    Comment by Sue Slaght — December 19, 2017 @ 20:50 | Reply

    • Hello Sue.

      Thank you praising my photos. I appreciate Your comment very much. I was lucky when shooting surf photos. 🙂

      Happy holidays to You and Yours.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 20, 2017 @ 08:55 | Reply

  17. Great photos and fascinating scenery! You got some excellent photos of the surfers!

    Comment by montucky — December 19, 2017 @ 22:59 | Reply

    • Hello Terry.

      I am glad that You loved the scenery. It was so different to what we are accustomed to see and that is why we visited twice there. Thank You.

      Have a god day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 20, 2017 @ 10:50 | Reply

  18. Wonderful rustic land! Yes nature does make the mind Silent,That is so refreshing. Your Christmas tree is beautiful!🎁 Merry Christmas 🎄

    Comment by Deb — December 20, 2017 @ 01:44 | Reply

    • Hello Deb.

      Thank you. I am glad that You also my Christmas post.

      Merry Christmas to You and Yours.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 20, 2017 @ 10:52 | Reply

  19. Congratulation, your blog has been nominated for NEPALIAUSTRALIAN’s Blog Award 2017.

    Please click the link below for details.

    https://nepaliaustralian.com/2017/12/20/nepaliaustralians-blog-award-2017-nominations-announced/

    Comment by nepaliaustralian — December 20, 2017 @ 02:18 | Reply

    • Hello nepaliaustralian.

      Thank You. I appreciate it, but nowadays my blog is awards free.

      Have wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — December 20, 2017 @ 11:08 | Reply

  20. Absolutely breathtaking photos. Thank you for sharing them! Merry Christmas! 🎄 Christine

    Comment by C.E.Robinson — December 20, 2017 @ 07:28 | Reply

    • Hello Christine.

      Thank You praising my photos. Maybe we were just lucky to shoot surfers.

      Merry Christmas.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 20, 2017 @ 11:20 | Reply

  21. Thank you for showing me dynamic photos
    I don’t like to live in the red house by the sea,
    I worry about the time of high tide
    And thank you for beautiful tree
    Merry Christmas and happy new year!

    Comment by kanaconnie — December 20, 2017 @ 14:18 | Reply

    • Hello Connie.

      Thank You commenting so nicely and looking also our Christmas tree.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 21, 2017 @ 08:32 | Reply

  22. “You never get tired to watch waves and listen to the roar of the sea.” Exactly, Matti. I agree expressly! But besides these waves I – of course – enjoyed to see the rough, even a bit rugged landscape of Gran Canaria and this particular surfer’s paradise El Confital (great shots!). Nice to read your different captions! I liked it a lot!

    I also would like to wish you and Anja a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! I’m looking rather forward to reading you again in 2018! Thanks for your great blog series about Gran Canaria/Las Palmas!
    Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — December 20, 2017 @ 21:18 | Reply

    • Hello Michèle.

      This area was so different from the beach of Las Canteras, so near and it enchanted us with rugged landscape. Thank You for Your comment. I appreciate it. Next post winter / snow photos from Oulu.

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 21, 2017 @ 10:54 | Reply

  23. These are stunning, Matti! I agree that one never tires of hearing the roar of the ocean. It’s a sound I dearly miss. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. I hope you enjoyed your hike.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    Emily

    Comment by Emily — December 21, 2017 @ 23:28 | Reply

    • Hello Emily.

      How nice it was to read Your kind comment. It made me very glad. Visiting Las Palmas was a great joy to us and especially to me after so many years! Thank You.

      Merry Christmas to You and Yours.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 22, 2017 @ 08:26 | Reply

  24. Stunning photo series with incredibly beautiful sceneries,wonderful holiday memories!Season’s greetings ~ Happy Holidays 🙂

    Comment by DG MARYOGA — December 22, 2017 @ 17:49 | Reply

    • Hello Doda.

      I am glad that You loved my photos. This holiday was succeeded to us. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Merry Christmas.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 23, 2017 @ 09:03 | Reply

  25. I feel grate nature!
    I think you had good time.
    Thank you!

    Comment by キース — December 23, 2017 @ 06:50 | Reply

    • こんにちは キース.

      ありがとう!

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 23, 2017 @ 09:47 | Reply

  26. The Canary Islands have wonderful waves. My son visited there once, on a ship. He’s a Engineering Officer, or was. Now he is land based. I was interested to learn the Canary Islands are not named for the birds. The root word for dog, in latin, is canis….and the name is derived from that.

    Comment by MichaelStephenWills — December 23, 2017 @ 13:00 | Reply

    • Hello Michael.

      Very interesting to read your kind comment. Thank You. When we were there, we met a sailor, who has visited Turku, Finland where world’s biggest cruise ship Allure of the Seas, was made. Coincidences – they happens.

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 23, 2017 @ 13:14 | Reply

  27. I hope the fishing was good. Love the cliffs and the waves – so dramatic!

    Comment by Louise — December 23, 2017 @ 14:25 | Reply

    • I am sure, that it was. I was lucky when having possibility to shoot surf photos.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 24, 2017 @ 09:28 | Reply

  28. Sounds and looks like a wonderful place to spend your holiday. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you will have the best of New Years.

    Comment by Karen — December 26, 2017 @ 19:58 | Reply

    • Hello Karen.

      It was indeed. If You saw my first post of this series, then You would have known that I worked in Las Palmas in 1969. Think about it, returning to Las Palmas after so many years.

      Happy New Year 2018.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 27, 2017 @ 08:37 | Reply

  29. Lovelyyyy

    Comment by thehappybella — December 30, 2017 @ 14:06 | Reply

    • Hello Bella.

      Thank You. I am glad that You loved my photos.

      I hope that next year brings You all the good.

      Comment by Sartenada — December 31, 2017 @ 09:05 | Reply

  30. Wonderful photos. Evocative language.

    Comment by equipsblog — January 3, 2018 @ 14:57 | Reply

    • Hello Pat.

      Thank You praising my post. I love languages and they are my hobby as well shooting photos.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 4, 2018 @ 08:29 | Reply

    • Hello Pat.

      Thank You praising my post. I love languages and they are my hobby as well shooting photos.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 4, 2018 @ 08:29 | Reply

  31. Interesting post. Thanks for sharing these super pictures.

    Comment by Riya Sharma — January 9, 2018 @ 12:39 | Reply

    • Hello Riya.

      I am glad that You loved my post and praised its photos. Thank you.

      Have a good day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 9, 2018 @ 12:48 | Reply

  32. Love the staircases and walkways going up and down the beach.

    Comment by Bespoke Traveler — February 6, 2018 @ 02:28 | Reply

    • Hello Bespoke Traveler.

      I am glad that You left Your kind comment here. Thank You.

      Have a god day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 6, 2018 @ 08:57 | Reply

  33. I love pictures , Lovely destinations

    Comment by Sherya Baliya — February 9, 2018 @ 12:04 | Reply

    • Hello Sherya.

      Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — February 10, 2018 @ 08:31 | Reply

  34. Excellent photos – Thank you for posting your link and letting me see. Glad you had a lovely time!

    Comment by Lorna Rose Gordon — November 3, 2018 @ 12:02 | Reply

    • Hello Lorna.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. I am glad that You loved my photos.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 3, 2018 @ 12:36 | Reply


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