Two walks on the “Day of the Dead”

Along the Rambla del Granadino

Today, “The Day of the Dead”, is a national holiday. The morning started overcast but with the promise of sunshine so we took the dogs for a walk along the Rambla del Granadino between Rodalquilar and Las Hortichuelas.

Panorama of the track to the rambla and mountains

Soon the sun broke through with its sharp autumn light illuminating the mountains ….

Ruin in the landscape

…. picking out the old ruins that blend into the landscape.

Torre de los Lobos

After a tapas lunch in Rodalquilar we decided, as it was now a beautiful afternoon, on another walk; this time, in the form of an energetic march up to the Torre de los Lobos that overlooks the sea between El Playazo and La Isleta.

Looking back down the path to the Torre

The views looking back to El Valle de Rodalquilar and the mountains behind are dramatic but the most incredible views from up here are of the stunning coastline of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata.

The coastline towards La Isleta

First looking into the light towards La Isleta and the twin volcanic peaks.

Looking towards Las Negras

Then looking north towards Las Negras and Agua Amarga.

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About Margaret Merry

I grew up in Falmouth, Cornwall, England where, after leaving Falmouth High School, I spent a year at Falmouth School of Art. Then followed three years at Hornsey College of Art in London where I obtained a Diploma in Art and Design. I then spent a post-graduate year at the West of England College of Art in Bristol where I gained an Art Teacher?s Diploma and a Certificate in Education of the University of Bristol. I lived and worked in Truro for over 30 years and became one of Cornwall's most popular artists. My paintings have been exhibited in New York, Tokyo, Paris and London and have been bought by collectors from all over the world. I have published 4 books which became local bestsellers - 'The Natural History of a Westcountry City', 'Margaret Merry's Cornish Garden Sketchbook', 'Sea & Sail' and 'Tidal Reaches'. In 2002 I moved to Spain and now live in the little coastal village of Las Negras in the heart of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. I now get my inspiration from the dramatic scenery of Andalucia and its old cities, towns and villages which I usually capture in watercolour. I also enjoy figurative art, particularly nudes and dancers. For these paintings I use artists' soft pastels. I have written and illustrated 3 children's books - The Wise Old Boar, The Lonely Digger and The Adventure of Princess The Pony - which have been published in the USA.
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