Yes they got me on a camel ride. It was the first time I have agreed to do that in all my travels and I kind of liked it. I am not sure the camel felt the same way.
The ground is productive but there is no water and lots of wind so they build shelters for the grapes, hand water them and produce a very famous wine
There are lot's of battlements on the shore to defend against Pirates. There are 7 main islands in the Canaries. This is where Columbus stopped on his way to get provisions and they are located just off the coast from Morocco in Africa.