Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria

Jay and I went on what was supposed to be an 8 hour tour around Las Palmas (Grand Canary).  It rained so hard when we got in the mountains (about 2800 ft.) that we couldn't continue on because roads were closed due to flooding.  The road was very narrow and the bus very large, so the many switchbacks and the rain made it an exciting ride.  Columbus stopped at Las Palmas before his first voyage to the new world and the island is where Generalissimo Franco launched a military coup in 1936 and started the Spanish Civil War.

© Jay Deitch 2015