The smallest and the remotest of the Canary Islands, El Hierro, are in many ways the most progressive among them. Powered by wind and water the ten thousand residents are soon self-sufficient when it comes to electricity. And the goal is that everybody in a few years will drive electrical cars.
The Island is packed with volcanoes. There are about one thousand and the last eruption on land was two hundred years ago. The last underwater eruption happened in 2011 and gained the attention of the international scientific community. The island is declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and our three months here is one of the best times of my life.
I’m not sure about what I liked best because the island is so fantastically diverse. The last photos my husband took before we left shows why I will always think about El Hierro with peace in my mind 🙂