Because today is a national holiday in Spain, this morning we went to Las Negras as Paco El Cacho’s supermarket there was probably the only shop open near us.
It was a beautiful morning. with a calm sea and cloudless sky and life was just beginning to stir.
We decided to walk the coast path from Las Negras to El Playazo.
Leaving Las Negras, a small road hugs the cliffs to the next cove, Cala del Cuervo, where there is now a modern camp site behind a clean, sandy beach.
We remember that 20 years ago this was a dirty barranco full of litter and the beach was filthy and covered with seaweed. How times have changed!
The coastal path continues to El Playazo de Rodalquilar. There are wonderful coastal views taking in the rugged coastline, the different colours of the cliffs and the transparent sea.
Eventually we reached La Bateria de San Ramón. This 18th Century fort was built during the reign of Carlos 111 to protect the coast from Berber pirates.
After a swim in a little cove beneath the fort we retraced our steps back to Las Negras by which time people were beginning to arrive at the beaches.
From the beach, in front of the camp site, a group were setting off in kayaks. A perfect day for this sport.