Rodalquilar – Cala del Carnaje

Hotel Naturaleza and Rodalquilar

This morning, in blustery autumnal weather, we walked from Rodalquilar to Cala del Carnaje. You can start this walk from the Hotel Naturaleza. Take the track up through the valley to the coastal ridge of mountains from where there are spectacular views looking towards Rodalquilar and the mountains inland.

Torre de los Lobos

This track eventually forks. The main path leads up to Torre de los Lobos, an old lookout tower from which to scan the horizon for marauding pirates.

Olive trees

We took the other track that leads through some old olive trees down to a stony beach at Cala del Carnaje.

Cala del Carnaje

The palm trees, set against the sea sparkling in the sun, made a dramatic picture, and there are also good views along the coastal cliffs, where there appears to be a path.

The coast

As this is not shown on our map we retraced our route back, but next time we take this walk we will attempt a circular route by diverting from the main path and go down to El Playazo and back along the valley.

Palms near the beach

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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 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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