We have been enjoying a settled spell of weather and this morning the early mist lifted to reveal another beautiful day. We decided to walk the coastal path from Las Negras via Cala del Cuervo to El Playazo del Rodalquilar.
There are wonderful coastal views along here and also, because it’s so sheltered here, it is an excellent walk for observing wild flowers.
At the moment, bushes of rumex are in flower, their colours ranging from creamy white to deep crimson, with all shades of pink in between.
There is also a spiny bush, Lycium intricatum, with pretty lilac flowers along the cliff path, and ….
…. clumps of mauve fagonia, a flower which you can find here all year round.
Viola arborescens, a shrubby violet, is at its flowering peak, while all the aromatic plants ….
…. – lavender, artemisia, thyme, rosemary- were fragrant in the warm sunshine.
It was good to see many other walkers enjoying the mild weather. Among others, we chatted to a couple on holiday from Lithuania who had never been here before and were astounded by the beauty of the Parque Natural.
When we reached the little beach below the fort of San Ramón, we noticed a couple swimming in the sea. Digby decided to have a swim too and pronounced that the water was not that cold.