I went out to Cape Zanpa the other day to get some sunset photos. What i didn't realize at the time was that the lighthouse and the access to the rocks outcroppings was off-limits. It would have been very easy to just walk out to the area I wanted to go to despite the sign that said off-limits, but with the tensions between locals and Americans, I decided to look for another place down the road. As I was walking, I discovered this little path through the grasslands and headed down this new area. The path led through a large field of grass (keep in mind that's grass that's taller than me). Eventually we came closer to the ocean and the grass turned into lava rock flows. I started to find a place to setup and climbed amongst the crevices and cracks, trying to keep my balance while carrying a tripod, camera and bag. These lava rocks are SHARP and there is never a flat spot to walk on. Oh yea, you have to watch out for the massive crevices that drop 20-30 feet down to more VERY SHARP lava outcroppings (see photo below for an example). It didn't help that I was doing this hiking through a lava flow in water shoes with no suport whatsoever. I do want to explore this area further, but next time I will bring better shoes and some gloves. Enough whining, enjoy the photo.