Swimming Pools by the Wild Atlantic

El Hierro’s volcanic coast is shaped by strong winds and waves that are almost never at rest.  But calm natural pools appear now and then and make it easy to swim whatever the weather is. Some of these are facilitated for the public and are among the most spectacular bathing places in Spain. 

© Photos and captions by Eldar Einarson

 

Mountains and clouds have an eternal relationship in El Hierro

 

Punta Grande on the west coast

 

Easy to enjoy the sun when the authorities create good public areas

 

La Maceta

 

What a place to swim!

 

Safe on the edge

 

One of the iconic symbols of El Hierro, the bent Sabinosa tree as an air silhouette surrounded by iron

 

The path to Charco Los Sargos, another natural pool in Frontera

 

No one here; maybe too windy

 

But on the other side, business as usual

 

Wind in the hair makes you feel alive

 

If it is too much wind, just find a calmer pool

 

Up towards the clouds again

 

Time to drive over to the east side

 

Tamaduste with the largest natural pool on the Island. We lived here for three months in 2017 and it was nice to see it again

 

The rugged coast with its calm pools give a lot of impulses for reflection

 

Thank you for this marvelous time, El Hierro. I will be back…

 

 

 

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