Boats at San Miguel

Boats at San Miguel

Last night there was a heavy storm so at last we have had some rain. This morning, driving past San Miguel de Cabo de Gata on the way back from Almeria, I decided to pull in and look at the boats. I was certain there would be many colourful boats pulled up on the beach as the fishermen would not have gone out in the storm and the Levante wind was still blowing.

Beach and Boat

Sure enough there were many boats and a few sunbathers were coming down to the beach too now that the sun had returned as usual.

Outside of a fisherman’s shack

Octopus drying on the door

The rickety fishermemn’s sheds and all their paraphanalia behind the beach always fascinate me and make good photographic subjects so I spent 10 minutes wandering around.

Must be French

I have posted some more photos on


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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