Snow and ice

Mount Teide with a dusting of snow
Mount Teide with a dusting of snow

People associate the Canary Islands with sunshine for good reason. But the Canary Islands at beach level is one thing, and the Canary Islands at 8,000 ft (2,400 m) is another. In the middle of winter, Mt Teide often has snow, and the top of La Palma can have snow and ice too.

Icicles and red rocks
Icicles at Los Andennes, near the observatory on New Year’s Eve

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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