El Valle on Christmas Eve

El Castillo de Rodalqiuilar

Some sunny pics taken today to cheer up Christmas.

Ruins of Cortijo de Norias

This morning we parked near the Castillo de Rodalquilar and took a circular walk down to the beach, El Playazo and across to the Castillo de San Ramon.

Looking back to Castillo de Rodalquilar

A lovely morning but hardly anybody  about although there were a few German camper vans parked at one end of the beach.

Through the palms towards El Playazo

We presume everybody is getting ready for Christmas as it is this evening when Spanish families get together and have their Christmas dinner. We shall be doing the same and as usual going out to lunch on Christmas Day.

Castillo de San Ramon


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 El Valle on Christmas Eve

  1. Angela Bell says:

    Merry Christmas Margaret and Digby!

  2. June says:

    Lovely photos Margaret and Digby – a little reminiscent of our countryside in Western Australia………Happy Christmas to you, Jason and family.

    We are promised a sunny day today – temp around 30 degrees. All 20 plus of us will be at Leighton and Jodie’s place today. The children will no doubt enjoy the pool and lots of cool drinks.

    Take care…love…………June & Compton

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