Playa de los Genoveses – 30 December

El Molino del Collado

El Molino del Collado

This morning we parked at the edge of San José and walked to Genoveses beach down the track that leads from Molino del Collado.

The valley behind the beach and the Sierra de Cabo de Gata

The valley behind the beach and the Sierra de Cabo de Gata

From the path there are beautiful views, accentuated by the rich colours and sharp light of this time of year, of the valley looking towards the Sierra del Cabo de Gata.

Path through agaves

Path through agaves

The path leads through an avenue of agave to ….

Eucalyptus behind the beach

Eucalyptus behind the beach

…. groves of eucalyptus and pine trees just behind the northern end of the beach.

Riders on the beach

Riders on the beach

We then walked the length of the beach and it was good to see many people around taking advantage of the winter sunshine. Some were out riding their horses.

Kite flyers and walkers

Kite flyers and walkers

Others were flying kites and ….

Fishing from the shore

Fishing from the shore

…. fishing from the shore.

Charlie and Blanquita strolling

Charlie and Blanquita strolling

Rubi resting

Rubi resting

Our dogs were among many others which enjoyed the walk along the beach.

Looking down on the beach from the cliff path

Looking down on the beach from the cliff path

When we returned to the start of the beach we climbed the cliff path which hugs the headland around to San José. From here, there are also wonderful views ….

Morrøn de los Genoveses

Morrón de los Genoveses

…. particularly across the sea to the Morrón de los Genoveses, looking into the light.

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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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One Response to Playa de los Genoveses – 30 December

  1. Jessica says:

    The colors are absolutely gorgeous. I’ll have to make it down to Cabo de Gata someday soon!

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