Thanks to the sunny, warm weather, last week our little corner of Andalucia was packed with visitors for Semana Santa. The whole of Spain must have headed south to enjoy the spring sunshine. At last the crowds have gone but the fine weather continues.
Here are some photos taken in Las Negras yesterday morning.
The remaining visitors have been able to enjoy it here at its tranquil best.
This morning we walked to San Pedro which, as always, was idyllic.
The yellow flowers of the aloe vera and the fresh, green leaves of the fig trees make a striking contrast against the blues of the sky and sea.
The beach was virtually deserted although there were a few swimmers and sunbathers.
The colourful, hippy shacks behind the beach looked very attractive today.
The water here is crystal clear and the sandy beach is very different from Las Negras, which is mostly pebbles at the moment.
The lack of rain means that the botanists from Kew Gardens, who arrive next week for their annual field trip to Las Negras ,will be disappointed with the lack for flora. There are many spectacular butterflies about though. Here is a Spanish Festoon.
A final photo from San Pedro