A Walk to Los Genoveses

The windmill at the start of the walk

After a week of levante, today it was calm, the sky cloudless and the light clear. We went to San Jose and parked just below the old windmill at the top of the town and walked down the path to Los Genoveses beach.

Views of the valley

There are wonderful views of the valley of Los Genoves as you descend.

Fields of chumbos

Soon we passed fields of chumbos.

Avenue of pines

Grove of eucalyptus

After walking through an avenue of pine trees, we arrived at a grove of eucalyptus trees just behind the beach.

Genoveses beach this morning

The beach was virtually deserted but the sea looked inviting and the water is still warm enough for a swim.

On the way back to San Jose

On the return walk there are good views looking back towards the old windmill.

La Isleta del Moro

On the way home we stopped at La Isletta. In the photo, you can see twin volcanic peaks. The larger of these was the main volcano and the smaller, a subsidiary.

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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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