Christmas in Las Negras

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Las Negras on Christmas morning

Rather belatedly, festive greetings to all followers and here are some photos from last week.  The fine weather continues and the sun shone as usual on Christmas Day. In the morning we walked down to the village. Only one fisherman on Las Negras beach.

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Daisy on the cliffs

We made a circular walk along the cliffs to Cala del Cuervo and back through the rambla.

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Tilly in the sun

Back at our house our old cats were basking in thw winter sunshine.

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Las Barcas restaurant by the sea

We had roast turkey for dinner the previous evening as is the tradition in Spain so we walked back to the village to Las Barcas for Christmas lunch by the sea. Jolly German and Dutch residents of Las Negras were enjoying themselves at the next table.

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Tricolor salad

We started with a tricolor salad (avocado, mozzarella and tomatoes drizzled with miel de caña).

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Seafood paella

Followed by seafood paella. Since then we have had to finish off the turkey at home – turkey salad, turkey pie, turkey curry and turkey pasta bake on successive days.

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Genoveses beach, San Jose 26th December

The next day we went for a long walk along Genoveses beach. The weather was again beautiful but still only a few people about.

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Lone bather

We did, however, encounter a lone swimmer braving the cold sea.

 

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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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3 Responses to Christmas in Las Negras

  1. Looks lovely. Perfect place to be at this time of year, it seems…

  2. jeune01 says:

    Lovely photos as usual! Wishing you a very happy, healthy and peaceful 2016.

  3. Ann Adcook says:

    Looks beautiful. This could be us next year.have a great new year.

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