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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

2016 Hike Lanzarote Haria to Mirador del Risco de Famara

1100hrs Wednesday 7/12/16 we drove from Arrecife Marina to the picturesque town of Teguise 

where we visited the Aloe Museum

 where we learned amongst other things, about the Cochineal Insect which feeds on the cacti and is crushed to produce a crimsom substance used for food colouring and dyes.
The female Cochineal insect attaches itself to the cactus and sucks out the juices from cactus. The nymphs she produces cover themselves with a white substance living with their mother on the cactus until they are mature. They are harvested for dye production by simply scraping them off the cactus.

Then we drove towards Haria, stopping at the restuarant car park of the Mirador los Helechos
From the Mirador los Helechos one has superb views of the NE coast of Lanzarote with the coastal towns of Arrieta and Punta Mujeres clearly visible
One also has a very good view of Haria
We parked close to the center of Haria and walked to the Mirador on top of the cliffs  with superb views of the  NWest coast
To the north, the island of Graciosa was clearly visible
We then followed the track which skirted southwards around Montana Ganada
Eventually climbing back up to the clifftop through a picnic area to the Mirador de Risco de Famara, again with superb views of the coast below



The below Viewranger app map shows the track we actually walked from/ to Haria plus the car route to the Mirador los Helechos

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