Mist, Beach and Octopus

The mist dissolving over the fig and olive trees

A thick mist lay over the estepa of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata this morning ….

Outside our cortijo

…. but the sun soon burnt this off and clear blue skies promised another beautiful day.

El Playazo de Rodalquilar this morning

We headed for the beach, El Playazo de Rodalquilar which, despite the fine weather, was strangely quiet for a Sunday.

Rock pools. The fort is in the background

You can park right by the far end of the beach were there are rock pools and sand inlets perfect for swimming.

The octopus

In one of these we discovered an octopus.

Octopus in the rock pool

We managed to get a couple photos before it slid away into a crack in the rocks.

Dog and owner enjoying a swim

As high season is over there were quite a few dogs on the beach. This is a Spanish Perro de Agua (water dog) enjoying a swim with its owner. They were originally bred for the same purpose as Spaniels which the Spanish also call Perros de Agua.

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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 in the little coastal village of Las Negras in the heart of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. 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 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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One Response to Mist, Beach and Octopus

  1. angela Bell says:

    Lovely mist shot,just back from Mums in London ,saw Pre Raph exhibition. She will be 90 in April and still going strong !

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