I have been walking down to the beach almost every day. Very rocky, rough coast, dangerous to swim here, although some do. I certainly would not attempt it. There is a castle like ruin that used to house the crane that collected cargo from boats anchored off the beach. Looking at the waves I get some understanding of how difficult life has been here in the past.
Like most islands La Gomera has its own flora and microclimates. The trade winds blow over the island constantly, bathing the high peaks with a cloud forest climate, and the other side with a much drier climate and vegetation.
Familiar garden plants, but some that look completely strange.
Lots of different sedum family plants, some that look like big green roses.
Never been to Peru but the steep terraces and vertical volcanic spires remind me of pictures of Peru.
I have had some wonderful walks, some are quite long and push my limits. The trail guides must be written for the Germans, walks listed as easy, are quite vertical and take me about 2 more hours than described. I think I am a pretty good walker, but the inn keeper, Herman says a walk that goes up and around one valley and back down the opposite valley, he described as some doing before breakfast.