After a fantastic few weeks in the sun, I had to head back to London. The boat journey down here had been so awesome that I decided to do it again, and it was just as good on the way back. The first day and a half was spent slowly making our way through the islands, with stops at Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. It felt a bit interminable but the views of all the islands were pretty awesome, especially Fuerteventura which looked arid and barely habitable, incredibly different to the forests of La Palma.
And then we had another heavenly day out at sea off the coast of Africa. Relaxing out on deck with a coffee in the hot sunshine, I only wished the journey was a day or two longer. If I come to these islands again, I'll get the boat again for sure.
Three days after we left La Palma, we arrived back on the peninsula at Cádiz. My happy month wandering around Spain was over; I spend a night there, then got up before dawn to get a train to Sevilla. I had breakfast there, then took a short flight to Madrid. I had time to head out into the city and got lunch near the Plaza de España. And then I headed back to London.