The debris from the floods further up the coast last week near Vera has drifted down to the beaches of the Cabo de Gata. Even the body of the poor British woman last seen alive clinging to a lamp post at Vera Playa was found this week in the sea off Los Escullos.
This morning we took the dogs for a walk to Cala de Enmedio to see the state of the beach.
There was a long, wide pile of debris all along the tideline.
This mostly comprised cane, obviously from the fields that had been flooded, but mixed with this was driftwood, bottles, plastic and large pieces of tubing.
Earlier this week we noticed vast amounts of debris floating just offshore at Las Negras and it was impossible to swim in the sea. Now it has all washed up, the sea is clear again and at Cala de Enmedio it was lovely for swimming. In the papers this morning it was announced that the local government is to start a big clean-up operation on the beaches.
Cala de Enmedio is a not just a beautiful beach for sunbathing and swimming. The walk to it is of botanical interest, now there is Urginium maritimum along the path ….
…. and the rock formations of the cliffs either side fascinating.