Christmas Eve in San Jose

San Jose on Christmas Eve

San Jose on Christmas Eve

This morning we paid a brief visit to San Jose.

The main beach of San Jose

The main beach of San Jose

The biggest resort in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata was practically deserted and despite the warm, sunny weather there was no one on the main beach.

A bather, a paddle boarder and a boat

A bather, a paddle boarder and a yacht

We walked along the adjacent beach were there was one swimmer and a paddleboarder with his child.

Flying flags

Flying flags

On the way home we stopped to photograph these new flags fluttering in the breeze at the entrance to a rural hotel with the twin volcanic peaks and Los Escullos in the background. They seem to be beckoning visitors so please come and visit us next year. The owners of shops, restaurants and holiday accommodation are suffering at the moment.


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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2 Responses to Christmas Eve in San Jose

  1. Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you so much, However I am encountering troubles with your
    RSS. I don’t understand the reason why I cannot join it. Is there anybody getting the same RSS issues? Anyone who knows the solution can you kindly respond? Thanx!!

    • Hello Merissa
      This problem has not been reported before and everything seems OK. Try again later. Perhaps I will reload the widget later. Pleased you like the blog. Margaret

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