Easter over

Las Negras this morning

Las Negras this morning

It has been a busy couple of weeks in the Cabo de Gata. The weather in Spain has generally been wet over Easter and the word got around that the best of the weather was here which is true because it has been reasonably warm and sunny. The latest holiday trend seems to be the camper van. We have never seen so many here before. The car parks in Las Negras and San Jose were full of them as a result the apartments were not fully booked but the bars and restaurants did well. Today it was much quieter in Las Negras as this view from the cliffs taken this morning suggests.
Ferrari in Las Negras

Ferrari in Las Negras

We often see a super car in Las Negras. Here is a Ferrari photographed today parked by the tapas bar Tiritican in front of some of the newer apartments behind the village centre. They often look incongruous amongst battered old travellers’ vans and mundane vehicles but it shows that las Negras attracts both the hip and the hippy.


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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One Response to Easter over

  1. Sue Whitehead says:

    Love your blog and photos. We discovered Cabo de Gata in February this year and loved it! We have a camper van and spent 2 weeks at the campsite and Los Escullos, doing lots of exploring and walking.

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