Another walk around the vega

After the harvest

Last Sunday we tried a different walk around the vega of Huétor Tájar. We parked on the road outside the Recnta Ferial where the weekly market is held and at the bottom, looking towards the Rio Genel away from the town turned right. This quiet lane took us close to the river past fields of asparagus, copses of poplars and little farms.

Over the bridge

We eventually joined the country road from Huétor Tájar to Loja and headed back towards town through more farming country eventually crossing over the railway bridge and meeting up with the road where we parked our car. It was a pleasant walk of about 10km, easy going and flat.

 

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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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