San Pedro in December

Walkers on the way to San Pedro

Walkers on the way to San Pedro

Another beautiful day, so we decided to walk from Las Negras to San Pedro. Last summer you could drive part of the way, but now the track is closed to vehicles so the walk takes over an hour.

DSC09006aWe have described the beautiful coastal scenery and San Pedro many times. Today, the light was clear and sharp and the deep blue and turquoise colours of the sea were intense and transparent.

Green San Pedro

Green San Pedro

The little valley looked fresh and lushly green in the bright sunlight.

Succulents against the blue sky

Succulents against the blue sky

Succulents with big, conical heads of yellow flowers flared with vivid colour against the deep blue sky.

The old fort above the beach

The old fort above the beach

The old fort keeps watch over the idyllic cove but there are no pirates now.

Palms against the sky

Palms against the sky

Looking into the light, the tall palm trees just above the beach were silhouetted against the sky.

Deserted terrace of a hippy house

Empty terrace of a hippy house

San Pedro is at its best on a fine winter’s day. Gone are the colonies of hippies and campers who squat here all summer. The shacks and primitively restored ruins are mostly deserted.

A quiet read

A quiet read

We passed a young man sitting outside one, reading in the sunshine, and a couple sunbathed naked outside another.

Colourful gardens

Colourful gardens

Some of the gardens looked well-tended and colourful with suculents, roses and geraniums ….

Little window

Little window

…. so perhaps there are more people living here than are apparent.

San Pedro beach

San Pedro beach

The beach, too, was virtually deserted and the waves were lapping virgin sand.

Cala de San Pedro

Cala de San Pedro

Hope you like the photos.

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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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2 Responses to San Pedro in December

  1. just what I needed today, sunny pictures from Spain ! here we have rain, sleet and snow and it it cooooold !!!!brrrrrrrrrrr !

  2. angela bell says:

    So lovely!

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