This walk, from Cala Carbón to the Cerro de la Vela Blanca, offers some of the most magnificent coastal views in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata.
This morning, walkers and cyclists were exercising along the coastal track, but my main interest was in the flora.
The path was thickly lined with clumps of low-growing, bright yellow marine asters.
There was also a profusion of common lavender, plus some bushes of the stately French lavender. The attractive, pale mauve sea mallow thrives here, and bright blue sea lavender.
The endemic pink snapdragon, dragoncillo, was coming into flower ….
…. and there were many other examples of common plants, such as risa de la virgen (virgin’s laugh) and little blue pimpernel.
A trumpeter finch obligingly perched on a rock, giving us a splendid, close–up view of this interesting bird, easy to identify by it’s distinctive red bill but unfortunately Digby did not have a telephoto lens on the camera.