Happy New Year

A family setting off from Las Negras

A family setting off from Las Negras

There is nothing better than a long walk on New Year’s Day, so we set off early with snack lunch in the rucksack to walk from our home in Las Negras to the far end of El Playazo de Rodalquilar. On this perfect morning many had the same idea.
Looking down from the cliffs

Looking down from the cliffs

The water below the cliff path to Cala del Cuervo was clear and luminous.
Regular walkers

Regular walkers

When we arrived at Cala del Cuervo we passed this German couple also hiking. We see them walking somewhere most mornings.
Colours of cliffs and sea

Colours of cliffs and sea

The coastline between Cala del Cuervo is spectacular. The cream cliffs dropping into the deep blue sea are stunning.
Castillo de San Ramon, El Playazo and the coast

Castillo de San Ramon, El Playazo and the coast

Also very dramatic is the view along the coast looking into the light.
Brave bathers

Brave bathers

In the cove beneath the Castillo de San Ramon, several women were having a New Year’s Day swim. The water is far too cold for us.
El Playazo beach

El Playazo beach

When we reached El Playazo, we walked the length of the beach.
Blanquita and Charlie

Blanquita and Charlie

The dogs came too. Here are Blanquita and Charlie at the end of El Playazo beach.
Cristina and Ernesto

Cristina and Ernesto

On the way back, we met Cristina and Ernesto who live in the apartment on Maria’s farm above the one we rented for three months last summer while we were organising our house purchase. They were struggling to take photos of each other on a mobile phone so I said I would take one of them with their two boxer dogs and email it to them.
Margaret at La Palma restaurant, Las Negras last night

Margaret at La Palma restaurant, Las Negras last night

Happy New Year!

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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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