Hot start to June – Cala del Plomo

Southern end of Cala del Plomo

The paper today reported that this is the hottest start to June recorded in Almeria this century. Temperatures are rising above 30C so it was off to the beach this morning.

Cala del Plomo looking North

We decided to visit Cala del Plomo for a change. This beach is clearly signposted on the Fernán Pérez – Agua Amarga road.

Camper vans behind the beach

The track to the beach is about 7km but it is easily negotiated in an ordinary vehicle and you can park right beside the beach. Its remoteness but accessibility make it popular with campers seeking to avoid the charges of official sites.

The beach is of fine sand

The beach is of fine sand which gently shelves out to sea.

Swell on the rocks

The headland

There is always a little swell here which makes swimming fun and the volcanic rocks form interesting shapes in the cliffs around.

Checking out the news

There were quite a few there today enjoying the warm weather.

Stepping out to sea

As usual in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata the bathers were a mix of the fully clothed, semi clothed and naked.


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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