|Camels of Lanzarote|
|Volcanic park in Lanzarote|
Having been to the Hawaiian Islands several times in my life, I wasn't sure the Canary Islands could live up to my high expectations. We did enjoy our trip and the varied landscapes though I would have to give the edge to Hawaii if you are looking for more lush, waterfall filled landscapes. I still think the Islands are worth visiting and would definitely go back and see the more popular Islands of Tenerife or Gran Canarias. These islands are welcoming during the dark, cold days of winter in Finland. Speaking of old man winter, Finland enjoyed one of the warmest Februaries in a long time and Spring came early as the beginning of March saw the end of the snow pack.