Horse of Marken

The Paard van Marken (English: Horse of Marken) is a lighthouse on the Dutch peninsula Marken, on the IJsselmeer. It was built in 1839 by J. Valk. A primitive lighthouse had been on the location since the early 18th century. The lighthouse regularly suffers from drifting ice. In 1971 this was so bad that the…

Dorset – UK

Dorset is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. Dorset has a varied landscape featuring broad elevated chalk downs, steep limestone ridges and low-lying clay valleys. Over half the county is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Three-quarters of its coastline is part of the Jurassic Coast Natural World Heritage Site due to its geological and palaeontologic significance.

El Charco de los Clicos

El Charco de los Clicos: On the west coast of Lanzarote, near Yaiza, one finds a landscape of contrasts. There is a crater of an ancient volcano sunk in the Atlantic Ocean, where it has formed a lake called Charco de los Clicos. It is a recognized nature reserve. The green color that is caused…

Timanfaya

Timanfaya National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional de Timanfaya) is a Spanish national park in the southwestern part of the island of Lanzarote, Canary Islands. It covers parts of the municipalities Tinajo and Yaiza. The area is 51.07 square kilometres (19.72 sq mi). The parkland is entirely made up of volcanic soil. The greatest recorded eruptions…

Los Hervideros

If you drive from the saltpans of Lanzarote (Salinas de Janubio) towards El Golfo then you pass Los Hervideros. This natural phenomenon shows what the elements of nature can bring together. Lavastroms have provided for a rugged rock formation that stops very abruptly where the sea begins. If you park the car in the parking…