Los Genoveses – 22/12

El Molino del Collado

El Molino del Collado

Today has been a glorious, cloudless day so this afternoon we drove to San Jose and parked at the edge of the town near the old windmill for a walk along Genoveses beach.
The track from the mill to the beach

The track from the mill to the beach

We have had some rain during the last month and walking down the track to the beach we noticed how much greener and fresher the landscape is now.
Cala de los Amarillos

Cala de los Amarillos

Via the agave lined path we soon arrived at the northern end of the beach known as Cala de los Amarillos.
Eucalyptus by the beach

Eucalyptus by the beach

Here a grove of eucalyptus trees creates interesting shapes and shadows behind the sand.
Rubi on the beach

Rubi on the beach

Despite the fine weather and it being Sunday there were very few around. In this photo our dog Rubi is the only creature in view.
Walkers on the beach

Walkers on the beach

A few more people soon arrived. In this photo the girl in the centre was posing foe photos only to be disturbed a a group of walkers.
The next cove

The next cove

We walked the length of the beach and over the cliffs were we looked down on the next idyllic cove.
Agaves in the landscape

Agaves in the landscape

This group of agaves created an interesting composition on the valley behind against the backdrop of mountains.
Herd of white goats

Herd of white goats

Cutting inland to make a different route back we came across this well known herd of white goats.
Goatherd and flock

Goatherd and flock

The goatherd and his dog were in attendance while the goats grazing on the fresh grass.
Playa de los Genoveses

Playa de los Genoveses

Back on the beach the light was changing and the shadows lengthening.
Turtle dove in puddle

Turtle dove in puddle

Along the path back we saw this turtle dove enjoying a dip in a puddle on the path.
Lengthening shadows and changing light

Lengthening shadows and changing light

Approaching the old mill on our return we noticed that the lowering December sun was now casting an orange glow.

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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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