Genoveses beach in November

Genoveses beach

This morning we went to Genoveses beach near San José. We were expecting the sun to come out but, although it was warm, the cloud persisted and the sea was very rough.

Driftwood on its way to the shore

Cane and debris on the shore

We walked the length of the beach and were astonished at the amount of driftwood, cane and debris still being washed up as a result of the floods at Vera last month.

The beach

Cane and plastic

Most of the flotsam is organic matter but there is a lot of plastic around the beach and we guess there will not be a major clear up until the spring.

Foaming waves and brooding sky

We enjoyed our walk though. The brooding, monochrome sky and the foaming waves pounding on the shore created a dramatic and awe-inspiring scene.

Shells on the beach

Parts of the beach were covered with shells.

Androcymbium gramineum

Behind the beach we came upon a carpet of Androcymbium gramineum, a plant exclusive to the area which comes into flower at this time of year.


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 pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. 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 portraiture and 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 Genoveses beach in November

  1. angela bell says:

    That is a beautiful plant !

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