For the first Sunday for over 6 months we did not laze on the beach today or swim in the sea. A cold front passed over the Cabo de Gata yesterday giving us a cloudy and showery day and although this morning dawned bright and clear, there has been a chilly breeze and temperatures have only reached 19C.
Ideal conditions for a walk with the dogs and we took the track from Rodalquilar to Cala del Carnaje.
As the path rises, there great views looking back towards Rodalquilar and the mountains behind.
You then descend towards the sea through abandoned farming country. The only remaining signs of agriculture are ancient olive trees and crumbling stone walls around which were once fields of grain.
A couple of palm trees stand behind the cove which has a pebbly beach. Because of the pebbles, usually only walkers and fishermen visit this cove and the shoreline still has not been cleared of the debris from the Vera storm.
One enterprising person, though, created a table and chair from the flotsam.
The sea, a deep ultramarine blue flecked with choppy white waves, was very dramatic.
This, together with the beautiful coastline with its different colours of volcanic rock and the clear light, provided some good compositions for photography.
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