For followers of this blog, these are familiar scenes but we feel that we should record such a beautiful day, particularly as it is the 22nd December. The temperature reached 23C, the sky has been cloudless and there has not been a breath of wind.
We took the dogs for a walk along the Playazo de Rodalquilar and we were the only people on the beach.
We continued our walk to the beach below the castle where Digby went for a swim in the crystal clear water, although he did declare that it was quite cold.
Afterwards, we went to Las Negras which was practically deserted. In the last few weeks there have been very few people visiting the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. We cannot understand this as the weather has been excellent, the landscape is spectacular and the temperatures perfect for walking and exploring.
In Las Negras, poinsettias (flor de Pascual) have been planted in the flower beds as an acknowledgement of Christmas. The Spanish believe that this plant, which attains its characteristic deep red in December, brings good luck into the home.
A couple of photos from Granada yesterday. In the Plaza Nueva meditators were preparing for the end of the world.
This living statue outside a bank is one of the best I have seen in the city. He must have taken hours to prepare.