Fascinated by the variety of multicoloured rocks strewn around the countryside by our house, we paid another visit to the Gelogical Museum, La Casa de los Volcanes, in Rodalquilar this morning.
The museum covers the history of mining in the area and also describes the unique geology of the volcanic Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata.
We then went to nearby Los Escullos on the coast below the twin peaks of extinct volcanoes. It is a location described in the museum as of particular geological interest.
A strong levante wind was blowing which made for some dramatic coastal shots. Fossilised dunes stretch out into the sea, along with cliffs of lava.
Scattered across the land are rocks and boulders in all their myriad colours, spewn out from the volcano above. A fascinating place worthy of more time and study.