The town of Yaiza is just a short drive inland from the coastal resort of Playa Blanca where we were staying. It is a pleasant place to walk around. The houses, like all others in Lanzarote, are a simple design of white with green paintwork.
Although the main road through the town was busy with traffic the surrounding streets were silent.
We caught a glimpse of this local lady with her freshly picked greens.
Courtyard gardens were hidden behind doors
although this glorious display of lilies bordered the street for all to enjoy.
The simple geometry of the houses and plants is very satisfying.
Plants in the vegetable gardens are very carefully nurtured, individual walls built for protection and watering systems laid out that make optimum use of this precious commodity.
A vineyard showing the black volcanic earth, the watering system and the protective walling.
We stopped for a coffee
(and the senoras did a spot of retail therapy!)
Then we had another mooch around the town.
On our drive back to the coast we passed farmhouses like the one below, a self-contained oasis in a landscape of volcanic black.