A view of volcanoes from a seat on a camel

PENTAX K-5 II s, 100.0 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec, ISO 80 | smc PENTAX-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR | CC-BY-NC-ND-4.0

This was our second visit to Lanzarote; the first one was only 3 days, and we had to skip quite a few things that looked interesting. This time we included them, like getting on a camel.

Camels used to be the main working animals on the island, but nowadays they mostly becase a tourist attraction. The are the ones with a single hump, the humps are mounted with seats for two people, one on both sides.

My take from sitting there is that the camel is certainly not the most comfortable animal to travel on, but they are definitely characters: the one behind us enjoyed hiding in our shade and started to cuddle it's head on my wife's shoulders.

The tour is not long, but it gives an opportunity to witness a few views of the landscape that is otherwise not possible; like the one above.