The clear, September light is ideal for taking photographs and as the morning was so beautiful, we decided to visit the fishing village of La Isleta.
In order to get a panoramic view of the village with its distinctive, twin-peaked mountain backdrop and the sea, we parked by the side of the road and walked along a footpath bordered by agaves to an oasis of eucalyptus and date palms.
The path leads directly to the beach, a wide, sandy crescent sheltered by black cliffs with impressive rock formations.
The white buildings of the village, set against the deep blue of the sea and the lighter blue of the sky, dazzled in the brilliance of the sunshine.
In the bay, fishing boats bobbed on the water ruffled by the breeze while, on the shore, smaller boats were moored, their colourful paintwork enhanced by the strong sunlight and the blinding whiteness of the little, flat-roofed cottages along the shore.
Returning home, we stopped en route for a swim at the beach at Rodalquilar. There were a few small jellyfish, but as their sting is very slight, they didn’t deter us from enjoying the water. Yesterday, on the same beach, a young dolphin, suffering from dehydration and parasites, was washed ashore and had to be attended by a vet before being helped back out to sea.