Today's short ride to neighbouring Tecina.
Big hill - looks impressive - but it is just a small fraction of the climbing required to get to the central part of the island.
This is the dry side of the island. Like Mallorca, the north and mountain tops get most of the rain.
Playa Santiago is a small town on the south coast of the island of La Gomera in the Canary Islands. It has a fairly safe pebble beach, a hotel and a number of apartments and restaurants (Wikipedia).