Day of the biker

Day of the biker

This morning I went down to Las Negras expecting to find it as usual asleep in the Winter sunshine. Instead I found that over 100 German bikers had descended on the village. I discovered that they were staying at the resort of Mojacar for a 10 day holiday and go out on a different bike excursion each day. The bikes are brought over from Germany in a lorry so I presume the bikers fly here. They were mostly relaxing outside the bar overlooking the beach which was good fortune for the proprietor, young Bernabe. I thought their bikes and outfits made a colourful subject.

Outside Bar Las Barcas

In the above photo,  in the middle background, you will see sitting down looking towards me wearing a blue shirt Paco “El Cacho”. I asked him what he was doing there and he replied with one word “negocios”. He was trying to persuade them to stay in his apartments in Las Negras next year.

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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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