This morning we drove along the coastal camino from San Jose and parked just before Monsul beach to walk over the dunes to Cala del Barronal.
The weather, colour and light were glorious and the old and new agave made striking compositions against the blue sky.
The 6th and 8th of December are national public holidays in Spain and it was good to see many walkers around enjoying the winter sunshine in the Cabo de Gata.
It was beautiful down on the remote beach of Cala del Barronal.
Little Daisy had a great time playing in the sand and elderly Blanquita obligingly played with her.
The even older Rubi was content to lie on the sand in the sun and study the fascinating rock formations behind the beach.
The scenery around here is always stunning, but this morning we thought the colours of the Parque Natural were at their best.
Throughout the year you can find interesting flora here. The sand was carpeted with papery white flowers of Androcymbium gramineum.
This pretty flower is only found in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata.
On the way back we stopped at the fishing village of La Isleta del Moro.
The resting fishing boats pulled up on the foreshore are always a colourful sight.
We could not spend the rest of such a beautiful day indoors, so we after lunch we walked down to the beach in Las Negras where visitors were enjoying the sunshine in the bars overlooking the beach.