Return to San Pedro

Cala de San Pedro

Cala de San Pedro

Today we along the cliffs from Las Negras to San Pedro. This little cove, with its landlocked valley, is one of our favourite places, but this was our first visit since last winter as, during the summer, we were too preoccupied with sorting out our new house and it was too hot for the arduous walk along the coast.
The coastline of the Cabo de Gata

The coastline of the Cabo de Gata

On the way to San Pedro there are lovely views of the spectacular coastline of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata.
San Pedro beach

San Pedro beach

Despite the fine weather, the beach was very quiet with just a few young, naked hippies and day visitors.
The sea at San Pedro

The sea at San Pedro

The sea was warm and perfect for swimming.
Tents at the back of the beach

Tents at the back of the beach

The hippies live in tents and shacks behind the beach.
Makeshift seat at a mirador

Makeshift seat at a mirador

There are many quaint constructions built from stone, cane and driftwood.
Girl with dog

Girl with dog

Most have dogs but they seem to be well loved and cared for.
Shack at the back of the valley

Shack at the back of the valley

Behind the beach is a small, landlocked valley where there are some more little shacks and lush vegetation watered by natural springs.
Looking back from the valley

Looking back from the valley

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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 in the little coastal village of Las Negras in the heart of the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. 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 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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