San Pedro, 20th December

Rambla de las Agüillas  with fig and pomegranate trees

Rambla de las Agüillas with fig and pomegranate trees

Another beautiful day, so this morning we decided to walk to Cala de San Pedro, leaving Las Negras along the Rambla de los Agüillas.

From the track linking the ramble with cliff path

From the track linking the ramble with cliff path

Here, and along the path which connects the rambla with the cliff path to San Pedro, the colours of the countryside were lovely. Although it is supposed to be winter now, the deciduous trees still have not shed their leaves.

The coast of the Cabo de Gata from the cliff path

The coast of the Cabo de Gata from the cliff path

Once upon the coast path we enjoyed the magnificent coastal views of the Cabo de Gata and the calm, blue Mediterranean.

Cala de San Pedro

Cala de San Pedro

Soon, Cala de San Pedro came into view, looking empty with no yachts in the bay.

Looking west along the beach

Looking west along the beach

We looked down on the deserted beach which is so different now from in summer.

looking east along the beach

looking east along the beach

Palms, cacti and succulents add colour to the banks and cliffs behind the beach.

Boat on san Pedro beach

Boat on San Pedro beach

We walked alone along the beach where we saw no people, only boats.

The old fort and palm trees

The old fort and palm trees

Here is a view of the old fort with the palm trees overlooking the beach.

Daisy and aeoniums

Daisy and aeoniums

Above the beach, the bright yellow flowers of aeoniums are striking against the deep blue sky. Daisy, now three months old, had no problem coping with the four hour walk.

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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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One Response to San Pedro, 20th December

  1. Penny Smith says:

    LOVELY PICTURES Dig. Hope you both have a great christmas .Not a word from Jason – not unusual . Penny xxxx

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