Agaves are a common sight in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata and a major feature in its landscapes. Normally we see them as small, spiky rosettes, or the mature specimens with fully developed stalks, with the new plants developing at the ends, ready to take root when the plant dies and the stalk collapses. These two photographed today behind Genoveses beach near San Jose, have just started sprouting out of their basal rosettes and have a weird, triffid-like, appearance.
We made a circular walk along the length of the beach and returning through the countryside behind.
The light was sharp and clear and although there was a breeze it has now become considerably warmer.
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