Puente de Mayo

The rambla to the beach early morning

The rambla to the beach early morning

On Friday we moved from Las Totobias on the estepa of the Parque Natural down to Maria’s Farm in Las Negras. More about this later as we have been so busy but we thought we would share these photos taken yesterday in Las Negras.
Outside La Bodeguiya

Outside La Bodeguiya

This weekend is the Puente de Mayo, the first major holiday after Easter, and there have been many visitors to our village.
The beach at Las Negras

The beach at Las Negras

The beach and the fine weather are a major attraction but the ambience of the village with its friendly, laid back atmosphere is the main reason it is popular.
Flamenco singing outside Bar Tiritiritrán

Flamenco singing outside Bar Tiritiritrán

Many of the bars had live entertainment. This group was performing outside Tiritirtrán …
Jamming on the beach

Jamming on the beach

… and these guys were jamming on the beach.
Fish for lunch at Bar Manteca

Fish for lunch at Bar Manteca

Eating fresh fish or paella by the sea is another attraction. Bar Manteca and Las Barcas were very busy.
Evening on the beach

Evening on the beach

These kids were still on the beach at 19.30. A good day was had by all.

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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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