Here on the Cabo de Gata, despite the good weather, it has been extremely quiet this month. When we stroll down to the village beach in the morning we have usually found a calm sea, blue sky but hardly any people. This photo of the fishing boats was taken last week.
Even when it has been cloudy the sun has tried to break through. This dramatic image was taken from Cala de Salvage, the stony beach in the next cove south of El Playazo.
On El Playazo itself we only saw one person on our last visit. A painter had set his easel up on the beach to capture the cliffs and sea.
This quiet period is a favorite time for filming here. Behind the beach at El Playazo you can see the production vehicles for the Spanish film, Lejos del Mar, which is being shot around here at the moment. Last week the centre of Las Negras was cut off for a morning while they filmed a scene for the film outside Bar Cerro Negro.
Last year ‘s big movie filmed in Almeria, Exodus, is due to be released next month. At the same time a German film, Der Weg Nach San José, was filmed here and we came across the filming several times. It is now available as a DVD from Amazon. We have ordered a copy.
Here is a new photo of our puppy Daisy. She is now 9 weeks old and has grown a lot since we introduced her on these pages. We do not yet take her out to where there are many other dogs, but she has enough immunity with her vaccinations to be able to go out and enjoy quieter walks.