Rodalquilar – Cala del Carnaje

Palm trees behind Cala del Carnaje

Last night we could smell spring in the air and today, at last, the cold wind has dropped and the temperature rose above 20C. It has been very sunny recently but for 3 weeks we have had chilly, northerly winds which have resulted in very cold nights with the occasional frost.

Olive trees en route

This morning we walked from Rodalquilar to Cala del Carnaje in warm sunshine. Coming from the direction of Las Negras, we pulled in and parked at the next turning on the left after El Playazo, just before the Hotel Naturaleza.

Looking back towards Rodalquilar

The camino heads towards the sea and looking back there are lovely views of the valley, Rodalquilar and the mountains beyond. The road forks and you can carry on up to the Torre de los Lobos or turn right, as we did, and take the track down to Cala del Carnaje.

Cala del Carnaje

This is a stony beach and because there are so many sandy beaches with better access nearby, we doubt if it ever gets busy but there are some impressive views of the coastline.

On the way back

We are sure that there are some circular walks if you continue around the cliffs but because of time we retraced our route back.

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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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One Response to Rodalquilar – Cala del Carnaje

  1. teressa m. carnaje says:

    wow.., its so nice to know that my last name is a name of a beautiful place there in your place

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