I spent a few days in La Laguna. Last time I'd been here it had been cold, wet and misty, but this time it was sunny and quite warm. I stayed in the centre of town and walked each day down to the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, where the meeting was being held. I liked the town and thought I'd probably quite like to live here one day.
I saw a sign one morning advertising a demonstration for independence for the Canary Islands. I was disappointed to find I'd missed it by a few days - I'd have loved to see what the independence movement was like. If they ever do secede from Spain it will be nice to have a new country to visit.