All Saints Day – La Isleta del Moro

Fishing boats at La Isleta

Today, Nov. 1st., is All Saints Day and a national public holiday in Spain. This morning we popped down to La Isleta del Moro.

The twin volcanic peaks

The little fishing village was looking very picturesque in the autumn sunshine. Colourful fishing boats were drawn up on the shore and the sun was shimmering on the Mediterranean.

All about fishing

There was quite a lot of activity, too: on the jetty fishermen were cleaning their nets after landing their catch.

La Isleta

Little boats were putting in and out.

Possibly 4 generations

Families were throwing flowers into the sea, which is a traditional way of remembering the dead.

Boots and waterproofs - It must be a fisherman's cottage

Digby took some interesting photos.

An interesting terrace

Here are 3 cottage facades.

Cactus, shoes and a traditional scrubbing sink

Afterwards went for a long swim. He pronounced that the water here today was warmer than off the Cornish coast in August.


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 pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. 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 portraiture and 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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2 Responses to All Saints Day – La Isleta del Moro

  1. Angela Bell says:

    You seem to be relishing being back in the area again.I must admit it still looks wonderful and unique. I loved La Isleta!

  2. The old buildings & natural scenery were excellent but lovely to see you taking “live” active photos again which really jump out when you see them.The second one of the mountain beyond the boat is a winner for me.

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