Et demourerent euls et ceuls de l’isle Lancelot en bon accord. Apres commencerent un chastel qui s’apelle Rubicom, et laisserent la une partie de leurs gens;
And were well agreed them and those of the island of Lanzarote. Then they began a castle named Rubicon, and left there part of their people;
Le Canarien (text G) –SERRA (1964), pp. 24-25– (this translation by PROYECTO TARHA).
Its characters never knew. Probably most of the hundreds of tourists who weekly lie in the sun just a few steps away will not either. But over six hundred years ago, on the sandy mouth of this humble ravine, an experiment of great historical significance was carried out.