This morning we discovered Cala de los Toros. From Rodalquilar, after passing the mirador, and before the turning to La Isleta, you see cars parked by the side of the road. From here, a path winds through hummocks of esparto grass, palmettos and pines to an oasis of palm trees, and finally down to the cove.The beach is not very good as it is mainly black sand and pebbles, but the views of the rocky, volcanic coastline were exceptional.
Along the shoreline, washed by the breaking waves, little pebbles marbled and veined with lovely shades of green, mauve and maroon sparkled in the sunlight. On the cliffs above us were clumps of bright yellow samphire.
On the way back we passed these three friendly donkeys nibbling at fallen figs under the shade of a tree near our house. Later they came right up to the gate to our terrace.