Calas and Wild flowers

The valley leading to Cala del Plomo

The valley leading to Cala del Plomo

This morning, we drove to Cala Del Plomo which is reached by a track off the road between Fernán Pérez and Agua Amarga.
Cala del Plomo

Cala del Plomo

It was a beautiful spring-like morning and we walked the length of the beach.
Sea shells and mother of pearl

Sea shells and mother of pearl

Along the shoreline were scattered a variety of pretty sea shells, including pieces of mother-of-pearl which sparkled in the damp sand.
Walkers along the path between the calas

Walkers along the path between the calas

We then walked the path to the next beach, Cala de Enmedio. Although we encountered other walkers, there were very few people about.
Cala de Enmedio

Cala de Enmedio

Cala de Enmedio is a beautiful beach, accessible only by a 4×4 off-road vehicle, but the walk from Cala del Plomo takes no longer than 20 minutes.
Cala de Enmedio and its fascinating cliffs

Cala de Enmedio and its fascinating cliffs

A striking feature of this beach are the fascinating rock formations in the cliffs.
Enjoying the winter sun

Enjoying the winter sun

It was warm enough to sunbathe but although the crystal clear sea was tempting, the sea is now too cold for us to swim.
Marine aster

Marine aster

Sea rocket

Sea rocket

The colours and varieties of wild flowers in bloom along the sheltered paths and the warm sunshine made us feel that spring has arrived.
Lavender

Lavender

Spurge

Spurge

Thyme and helianthemum

Thyme and helianthemum

Fagonia

Fagonia

Echium

Echium

centaury

Centaury

Wild pea

Wild pea

We took many photos of them.

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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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