|If you ever get to
Lanzarote, a tour of this volcanic park is the one thing
you MUST do.
But DO NOT try it on your own - take a tour bus.
|Here is the backup of cars
waiting to get to the visitors center.
Could be waiting hours for a parking space to open up.
|Pretty busy crowds even on
But, being on a tour bus, you go right into the park.
|Before going into the
park, here is a brief history of volcanic activity here.
|The park ranger has a pail
||Which he pours down a pipe.
||And, seconds later, we have
a steam geyser!
|The heat of this almost 300
year old volcano
is very close to the surface.
Here, a ranger drops some brush into a pit.
And again, within seconds, it ignites.
The flame got pretty hot,
so the photographer had to retreat a few steps.
|But, the heat is not just
A barbecue pit was built right next to the visitors center,
and they actually use the volcanic heat to cook lunch.
|Now convinced this is the
we take the bus tour through the lava fields.
No private cars can do this - only tour buses.
|Being only 100 miles from
the Canary Islands adopted camels as a mode of transport.
|Our tour included a camel
and again - no waiting - the drivers are at the ready.
|Seems Blakey has picked out
one for our journey.
|He hasn't bit me yet.....
...we'll give it a go.
|And, the caravan begins.
||Hold tight...it's a bumpy