This morning we walked through El Valle de Rodalquilar towards El Playazo. The light is very clear on beautiful winter days and the low sun casts long shadows.
We parked by the old 16th Century fort which was abandoned in favour of the larger one by the beach when it failed to repel attacks by Berber pirates.
We made our way to the beach, El Playazo, through groves of palm trees.
There were a few walkers about enjoying the pleasant weather but nobody went in the sea ….
…. until we reached the little cove beneath the larger fort, Bateria de San Ramon, where Digby bravely went for a swim.
We walked back via a different path through scenery very typical of Almeria: –
– mountains, ruins, agaves, palms and olive trees.