Our Beautiful World
waterfalls are shown on our map of La Gomera. The wandering to one
We followed the "barranca",
bottom of the canyon,
up from La Calera.
The path was very dry, and so wasthe river that once made this path. New to us to see all the bamboo along
At the end of the path at
Casa de la Seda, where our
trip was to start, this path was
totally covered by bamboo.
To find a stick for wandering
was absolutely no problem
at all here.
Just before we arrived at Casa de la Seda, we had to stop to
watch 6-7 colourful birds, jumping from here to there
on the path.
A first sight just told us that all the red and yellow colours
at least did not belong to any bird we had seen before..
Later we looked them up in a referencebook on birds (english)
when back home, and identified the birds as GOLDFINCH,
in Norway called Stillits (carduelis carduelis),
which is not so rare after all.....
Onward (read:UPWARD) from Casa de la Ceda on our way up to La Cascada - or
"Wasserfall" (german) as you could read all the way up.
And why was everything in german all over the valley? We talked to a lady in a small
souvenir-boutique later. She told us that there were none but German tourists on the island. "Indeed,
there are TOO many Germans", she said. Now, we were already speaking
a mixture of German and English to eachother, so I asked which language she personally preferred -
English or German - when we talked to her. "German, of course", she replied.
"I am german, myself!"
She had lived on the island for several years.
Back to the "Wasserfall"-trip again. We were to look for a
white house in the village of Casa de la Seda, that had a yellow
mailbox on the wall. There were the stairs upward, we had been
told. But that was only the stairs up to the stairs that led up to
the stairs leading to the path downstairs to the stairs
upwards....in between small pictoresque cottages and orange
trees, hibiscus (Roses of China), and bougainvillas.
Here and there also a goat or some chickens.
Also some (expelled?) Europeans living here, making
handicrafts, stony idols and offering services in Yoga etc, but
obviously they did not help making it more pretty there.
after we managed to climb higher, and the settlement had to give it
up. Here everything is buildt on terraces and sooner or later it just
has to be too steep. Further up the
how they get their building-equipment etc all
No, not much water there and as in a normal small brook in the woods
back in Norway.
After a while, the canyon widened out and let the sun come through,
and the 'river' formed
it was "jungle" once more, and as the handbook said: "If
you don't find the path,
we reached what had to be the end of the trip, as it looked impossible
exactly like "Niagara", just enough water to call it a waterfall,
and not enough to
cosy and exotic 'siesta', and juicy Canary-oranges, before we turned
our noses around,
difficult or hard trip? That depends. But children ought to have experience
used from Casa de la Seda is no more than 1/2 to 1 hour, plus siesta