Corralejo

Its volcanic origin is very evident in Fuerteventura’s landscape, also here in this image taken at Corralejo. Two volcanoes are visible, the Montaña La Caldera on the Lobos Island (on the right side of the image) which is located 2 km north of Fuerteventura and Montaña Roja on Lanzarote (on the left side, under the pier). The rocks in the foreground are made of very rugged lava and have not been fun to navigate on in the dark before this exposure.

The distant lights belong to the Playa Blanca city, also located on Lanzarote. The isolated light dot close to the leftmost pillar of the pier is the Pechiguera lighthouse at the southwestern end of Lanzarote. Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are separated by the La Bocayna sea strait which is less than 12 km wide. If you look closely below the pier, you can also see the light trails from the morning ferry from Playa Blanca to Corralejo; the good light was gone before I could attempt another exposure.

At Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain.