The Arrival of Summer?

The cove at the end of Las Negras beach

The cove at the end of Las Negras beach

The weather this March has been very changeable. There have been warm, sunny days but we have also had cooler and windy days plus a fair amount of rain. This weekend the weather has settled and we are promised fair weather through Easter. On Friday morning I went to the end of las Negras beach and cleared the cove there of rubbish, filling a sack with all the plastic that had been washed up in the recent storms. Not our job but the council will not do it. Here is a photo I took after.

Off las Negtas beach

Off las Negras beach

Yesterday was another glorious day. Here are a couple of photos I took early morning at Las Negras.

Landing at Las Negras

Landing at Las Negras

It was good to see activity on the sea and the water taxis to San Pedro prepared for visitors again.

Olive trees and ruins above Las Negras

Olive trees and ruins above Las Negras

Today was even warmer with the temperature in the high twenties. We walked over the mountains to el Valle de Rodalquilar.

El Valle de Rodalquilar

El Valle de Rodalquilar

The light was brilliant and the countryside looked so fresh after the recent rain.

El Playazo

El Playazo

Cove beaneath Bateria de San Ramon

Cove beaneath Bateria de San Ramon

Down at El Playazo and the beach beneath the Bateria de San Ramon visitors were enjoying the beach and the sea.

Walkers along the coast

Walkers along the coast

We walked back to Las Negras along the coastal path encountering many other wakers along the way.

Cala del Cuervo with Las Negras behind

Cala del Cuervo with Las Negras behind

The photo above is of Cala del Cuervo, the last cove before Las Negras.

looking towards San Pedro

looking towards San Pedro

This photo was taken from the cliffs above Las Negras looking towards Cala de San Pedro.

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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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