Majada de las Vacas

Rock formations at Majada de las Vacas

At last, although it is still warm and sunny, it is cool enough in the mornings for us to take longer walks over the countryside which after the rain at the weekend and in the sharp, clear September light is looking much more colourful.

The cortijo has great views of the sea

This morning we walked down the Barranco de las Aguilas past Majada de las Vacas. There is an old cortijo here occupied by German hippies. They have a stunning view of the sea.

Three doors make a stable for a donkey

Bougainvillea and the old cortijo, Majada de las Vacas

Certainly the setting is idyllic and we would not mind joining them if we were a few years younger.

The river bed

Further down in a dried up river bed there were pools of water left by the weekend rain.

The dogs by the water

Here the dogs were able to refresh themselves.

Cacti outside the cortijo

The path continues down towards Las Negras and you can also branch off to San Pedro but this is a long treck which we will save for autumn.

There are a couple of abstract photos from this walk 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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2 Responses to Majada de las Vacas

  1. Pingback: Three Doors | Colours of Spain

  2. angela Bell says:

    Once again your photoa show your love and understanding of this unique area .Ithink you shouls live there forever.

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