The storms that devastated the area around Vera, just 70km to the east, on Friday never hit the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata although we had some welcome rain. Yesterday was fresh with a few showers but this morning we woke at dawn to see the full moon setting over the hills ….
…. and the rising sun had begun to light the sky above the mill of Bornos in the distance.
It promised to be a fine day and before heading for the beach we did the circular walk along the Rambla de las Aguilas in Las Negras and back via the coast path to San Pedro.
Although the figs had finished wild pomegranate trees bore their fruit ….
and flowering cane lined the rambla.
The light was clear and bright and there are some great views of the landscape with ruined old cortijos as you head towards the cliff path.
Walking back towards Las Negras the coastline looked at its best and we were pleased to see other walkers enjoying the scenery too.
After our walk we decided it was warm enough for the beach so we headed for El Playazo de Rodalquilar. The beach was virtually deserted but this couple had come down to have some wedding photos taken.
There was a shoal of jellyfish in the little cove we usually swim in and some had been washed into rock pools but off the sand beach I (Digby) found a clear sea to swim in.
The bride and groom got quite carried away and we will leave you with this happy photo.