A bracing walk

Genoveses from the main track

This morning was bright and breezy and we decided to walk from Genoveses beach towards Monsul and the Faro de Cabo de Gata.

Looking back down on Genoveses

There were some spectacular views from the cliff path, but this is narrow and quite treacherous in places.

A landlocked, sandy cove

We looked down on a landlocked sandy cove, the only access to which was a steep and narrow goat track.

Towards Monsul and the Faro de Cabo de Gata

Then we dropped down into the valley behind Baronal and Monsul beaches, returning to the car on a gentler and wider path.

Helianthemum Almeriense

En route we saw several varieties of wild flowers endemic to Almeria, such as Helianthemum Almeriense, a shrubby plant with small white flowers, and an oval-leaved brassica in full flower, sweeping down to the dunes in a sea of mauve.



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 A bracing walk

  1. What a wonderful natural area the Parque is & by the sea as well!!Takes me back to my native Scotland.

  2. Angela Bell says:

    It looks so beautiful with the green!

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