El camino de Renée

El camino de René

El camino de René

One of our neighbours, Renée, a retired Frenchman, sets off every morning “to the mountain”. One day, we met him on his walk and he pointed in the direction of the path he takes. This afternoon, we walked this path for the first time.
You can see the track above the ruin

You can see the track above the ruin

First, you have to take the track to San Pedro along the Barranco de las Agüilas and turn off at the ruined cortijo in the photo above.
View from the path

View from the path

It is a steep climb up the mountainside to over 200 metres altitude, but Renée has marked the path out well and you are rewarded with some spectacular views of the coast.
View from the plateau

View from the plateau

When you reach the top, you arrive at a plateau with more spectacular views and you could continue along the coast to Cala del Plomo, or down to San Pedro, but this will have to wait for another day.


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 El camino de Renée

  1. Wim Thys says:

    Again very nice. I am interested to have a plan or good description of Renees walk.
    May also be in French.

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