Las Negras – El Playazo in February

Las Negras

There was an overnight frost on the estepa due to the cold air blowing across Europe, but once the sun shone out of a cloudless sky, it soon warmed up and, as there was not much wind, we enjoyed a very pleasant walk from Las Negras to El Playazo.

Fisherman at the end of Las Negras beach

We encountered very few people. A solitary fisherman was at the end of las Negras beach.

Cala del Cuervo. San Pedro in the distance.

Cala del Cuervo was empty and ….

Walking along the path with the dogs

…. there were few walkers along the cliff path.

The coast looking towards the Bateria de San Ramon and El Playazo

The light was beautiful and there are superb coastal views along this walk.


Signs of spring are evident in these sheltered cliffs: asphodels, with starry white flowers, and bright yellow marine asters dominate the flora.

Marine asters

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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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