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General Discussion / Re: La Palma Volcano
« Last post by pilgrim on October 03, 2021 »
Yes, quite, thanks for the information! Years ago we went on a lava/volcanic tour. Need to do it again!
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General Discussion / Re: La Palma Volcano
« Last post by nophead on October 03, 2021 »
This is what the Chinyero lava looks like.

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General Discussion / Re: La Palma Volcano
« Last post by nophead on October 03, 2021 »
And since the entire island is made from eruptions they can reach anywhere on the island as they have done before!

Tenerife is 10 times older than La Palma, so is in a more stable part of its evolution though.
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General Discussion / Re: La Palma Volcano
« Last post by nophead on October 03, 2021 »
The volcano itself won't be visible because it is west of the Cumbre Vieja ridge on La Palma, and Tenerife is to the east of course. You will be able to see the plume though on a clear day because it goes several km into the air.

The last eruption on Tenerife was Chinyero in 1909 and it flowed towards SDT but stopped just short of a church I believe. We have been walking in the lava field and it still looks fresh.

The Garachio eruption was way back  in 1706. In between was on Pico Viejo in 1798.



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General Discussion / Re: La Palma Volcano
« Last post by pilgrim on October 03, 2021 »
Sometimes when the skies are clear we can see Palma from LG. I calculated it once to be about 40 miles away, I don't know how accurate that is. But am wondering if you can see any volcanic happenings currently! I guess if one were higher, like Tamamio or on Teide, you would maybe see something.
Also with regards to similar on Tenerife, I have always thought LG would be somewhat protected, by the Teno mountain range, and any Lava flow going toward Airport area or Garachio as previously in 1910? I think. Any ways what do I know! just a thought!
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General Discussion / Re: Petrol and diesel
« Last post by pilgrim on October 03, 2021 »
It is day 10 here on the outskirts of London/Surrey of the fuel shortage! I drove out last night at 10pm, a major A road that feeds onto the M25 has 5 Petrol stations on it, thought bound to get petrol as quiet time, and I have an aversion to queuing! All 5 stations were out of fuel. I have been okay so far as have a couple of Classic cars in garage which I have been siphoning fuel from. But these are nearly empty now.
Complete joke! Shortage of drivers they say is due to new contracts paying drivers less money, some are just above minimum wage. Disgusting how little we pay some people, from care workers to shop staff and delivery drivers. Let's re-define the word skilled, and pay all these people a proper living wage! I don't mind paying more, like a lot of other people I imagine!
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General Discussion / Re: Holiday at last
« Last post by nophead on September 28, 2021 »
Yes it is crazy here. Somebody on the news said filling up your tank to full was panic buying as most people only put 25 worth in. WTF, I have always filled up to full all my driving life as I don't want to waste time with needless trips to the garage and have never been short of money. I once ran out of petrol on a garage forecourt six feet from the pump, so I got a full tank that day!

Society has become completely unstable since social media and all supply lines have no slack at all in them. I hope somebody doesn't start a rumour that banks are short of cash due to not enough drivers to deliver it!
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General Discussion / Holiday at last
« Last post by unhappy on September 28, 2021 »
Due to the wonderful news we are hearing about home & the weather, we have decided to extend our holiday here until the 7th Oct thus saving us 80 euros on tests to spend on another nice meal out.

We actually ventured down into LG last night to eat the first time in years & had dinner at CK's very good service & food but they did forget the 19 euro bottle off wine off the bill, which of course informed them.
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General Discussion / Re: La Palma Volcano
« Last post by unhappy on September 26, 2021 »
Birmingham gets the sun now & again but usually not in the summer.
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General Discussion / Re: La Palma Volcano
« Last post by Georgie on September 26, 2021 »
Thanks janey

The older we get maybe we need to buy somewhere with a shorter flight time perhaps
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