Lamalera is an interesting little village. Punctuated by affluence from the off, the swarms of freshly-bought-outboard-engine equipped dug-out canoes nested within a bay complete with a dramatic rise up to the shore mean that but for a patch of sand in a depth of five meters there’s nowhere at all to anchor. We anchor, utilizing a crack team of Simon and Nick in dinghy and polaroid sunglasses pointing out areas of non-reef and Tue directing Conrad, Chris and Anne up on Skimpy to swing us around the currents and drop the anchor in. The anchorage at Lamalera is the very definition of unprotected. It is impossible to forget we are at the base of a volcano. Click here to read more.