The start of new seaside path at La Maceta
The town hall in Frontera has built a new seaside walk from La Maceta (in the west) to Punta Grande (in the east). I loved it.
It’s 2.8 km long, and by Herreñan standards (not by Dutch standards), it’s flat. Most of it is made of planks, and the rest is flasttish stones. You could get a push chair or wheel chair along everything but the last 200 m at the eastern end, which has steps. Even then, some short sections are steep enough that it would be hard work.
The new seaside path at La Maceta
Luckily, lots of the viewpoints along the way have shade and chairs, so you can sit and catch your breath, chat, or just watch the sea for a while. If you take along a laptop, you can even write blog posts.
Even if you don’t stop at at viewpoints, the scenery is dramatic and the view constantly changes a you go along, and I suspect it changes from one day to another, as sea and sky usually does.
The view from the new seaside path at La Maceta
Near one of viewpoints, you can still see the old public laundry, where women used to bring the family clothes to wash, and a well beside it. I don’t know whether or not the well held fresh water, but I doubt it. I’d have thought the salt water would seep in, but you could still use it to wash clothes. (And maybe by the end of summer, fresh water would be far too precious to use for that.)
This part of the island is warm enough to grow pineapples. I suspect it would be a great place to come on a cold day in January. If you do the walk in the hottest part of the day, as I did, you’re going to be ready for a cold drink when you finish. Luckily, there’s a bar at each end. Or maybe it’s not luck. Perhaps somebody at the town hall is very sensible.
The old laundry on the new seaside path from La Maceta