Las Presillas Bajas – Caldera de la Majada Redonda

The rambla from Presillas Bajas

Today we walked from the village of Presillas Bajas, which overlooks the sea from the hills behind Los Escullos, to the Caldera de la Majada Redonda. The walk takes you up the rambla to the vast, ancient volcanic crater.

Paneramic view of the caldera

Although the botany was not as interesting as on yesterday’s walk the views are spectacular and the geology fascinating.

Passing partridge

We encountered a partridge that did not seem to mind us or the dogs, making it easy to photograph.

Cottages in Las Presillas Bajas

When we returned to Presillas Bajas we strolled around the village and took some photos of the pretty traditional cottages.

A corner of Las Presillas Bajas

If you click on the photos they will enlarge.


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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