San Jose – a resort out of season

San Jose this morning

Sometimes a resort out of season can be a depressing place. Indeed, San José mid-week on a November morning looked abandoned and neglected.

Villa by the sea in San Jose

So much tourist accommodation has been built here over the last fifteen years that demand only fills supply during the peak summer months.

Deserted beach

We encountered very few people when we visited the town this morning and the beaches were deserted.

Looking towards the marina

This, together with the fine weather and dramatic skies, provided plenty of interesting photo opportunities.

Boats and bin not in use

We enjoyed our visit. It is a pity there were not more people here to do the same.

Dramatic sea and sky

If you click on the photos they will enlarge

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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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