La Palma - Teneguía

The South-West area of La Palma is the youngest in terms of volcanic activity; there was a huge erosion in the '70s, which formed the land the way it is today.

Originally we didn't plan to visit this area for too long, thinking it's not as interesting as the rest of the island - we were wrong. Not only there is a traditional salt factory here, there are lots of small beaches where nobody goes, and the view is magnificent as well.

La Palma - Teneguía sky

I've seen magnificent skies, but the non-earthy, black volcanic ground, combined with deep blue sky and beautiful clouds is certainly on the list of the outerworld-ish experiences.

I did use a polarizer, but I was only trying to capture what my eyes saw.

La Palma - volcano route next to Enríque

Note: always stay 2 additional days at a location than you were originally planning and don't plan anything for that 2 days. So whatever you were unaware of, but about learn during your stay, you can check out on that 2 days.

Unfortunately we didn't do this with our Canary Islands visit, but even though we were running a little tight on time, the volcano route is not something you leave out. We drove along on the road that runs more or less parallel with the route and stopped at a few locations to take a better look; this is one of them.

La Palma - view on the volcano route

There is a footpath on La Palma which takes you through the moon-like landscape of volcanos - the only problem with it is that with all the black rocks, it can get very hot there. This is a view from the South towards North.

The dock of La Palma

The best excursions and holidays are the ones where apart from the planned, you allocate time for the unplanned, our you're willing to adapt.

We were certainly not planning to go out for whale and dolphin watching, but when we stopped at a restaurant on top of the cliffs we spotted a leaflet about Fancy21 and decided to get on it next day.

On our way towards the open sea we passed the surprisingly brutalist dock; this is what you see on the picture.


Cambridge night lamps

Sometimes, when you live in a beautiful city, you take it for granted, and overlook all the marvels around you. Unfortunately I barely ever wonder in the center of Cambridge during night, but at one day it all felt so perfect, still, quiet, and lightly foggy that despite the weekday, we took a stroll in the town. It was worth it; we even spotted an otter in the Cam.

Bookmarks, favs, likes - backfilling years of gaps

What do you do when you have years of hoarded internet on your computer and you want to put them into one place, to make it searchable? You put them on your website, while retroactively like, favorite, and bookmark them at their source.

Richard: Blogroll, as name is mostly dead - nowadays you probably want to call it following. If you think about it, it's the same thing, the difference is that following is more common within silos.

I'm thinking of displaying all my publicly followed entities - let it be blogs, Flickr accounts, Twitter handles, or indie websites - on a page, which would resemble an oldschool blogroll but would make more sense in 2017, in my opinion.

Sidenote: Dave is misunderstanding approaches and philosophy about IndieWeb regarding RSS: we encourage to build sites with microformats, so you don't need to maintain a separate file and format, but if you want to, sure, go ahead. However, in addition to a website itself, one would need an RSS, an Atom, and a JSON feed just to be backwards compatible and forward thinking - whereas just applying a few CSS classes to the relevant HTML elements could replace all the hassle. That is the reason why RSS - or anything similar - is not recommended within the indieweb community, but many of us still using them.