Los Molinos del Rio Aguas

Cottages at Los Molinos del Rio Aguas

This morning we passed through another natural park just to the north of the Cabo de Gata. This is the Parque Natural de Karst en Yesos de Sorbas. We will explore the caves and yesos quarries another time but today we stopped off at Los Molinos del Rio Aguas.

Lane in Los Molinos

This is a hamlet of old mills and cottages leading down to the only river in Almeria that has running water throughout the year.

Rincon in Los MolinosWe first visited this place about 27 years ago when a small international community lived an alternative lifestyle here.

Front of a cottage

This is now “hands-on practical centre for permaculture solutions and environmental education” called Sunseed. Have a look at their web site http://www.sunseed.org.uk/.

“Sunseed’ cottage

Outside a cottage

The cottages are charming and retain many of their old features inside and out.

Fork and Scarecrow

Washing line

A narrow path leads down to the river through vegetable gardens and trees. Along the route there are notices describing all the eco systems used in the community.

Rio Aguas

Down by the river there is a large and deep pool. Digby stripped off and dived in disturbing a dozing snake and several large terrapins.

Sunseed cottage

Inside Sunseed’s cottage

There are regular courses and activities held at Sunseed. Every Tuesday, at 1800, there is a guided tour of the project followed by dinner, probably vegetarian. We think we may do this next week.

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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 Los Molinos del Rio Aguas

  1. Lovely! I work / live here now so it’s great to see pix from a few years ago. I often nip to Las Negras and the beaches around Carboneras at the wknd. Nice to meet you!

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