This morning we drove to the salt-flats of Cabo de Gata. We parked at La Fabriquilla and walked along the path behind the flats which gave us good views of the recently reformed iconic church, La Iglesia de las Salinas, reflected in the waters. The weather was warm and the skies dramatic.
There were large flocks of gulls and avocets as well as smaller waders.
The path took us all the way to San Miguel de Cabo de Cabo de Gata and we returned via the beach. There were very few flamingos and these were too far away to capture, but the salt flats were impressive set against the dramatic sky.
We came across this flower, Androcybium gramineum, found only in this part of Almeria.
Walking back across the beach we noticed that the driftwood had been piled up in heaps, probably waiting for a bonfire night.
The circular walk took us 3 hours (14km) so we had a tapa lunch of fresh calamares and little salmonetas before we headed back home.
On the way back, the Valle de Rodalquilar looked particularly striking, sunlit against a backdrop of a menacing sky, so we stopped to take a photo.