I, Digby, went to Almeria City this morning to join a photographic group, organized by Jose Campoy, for a walk around the ports of Almeria.
I arrived early and parked, as suggested, in the entrance to the fishing port. I had time to take a couple of photos of the port in the morning light before heading to join the group at the meeting point nearby.
Our first pause was below the Iglesia de San Roque. This church was built in about 1500 on the site of an old mosque but most of the existing church dates from the 19th Century and suffered damage during the civil war. From below I captured the tower against the clear blue sky.
I shot a better view of the church and the Alcazaba on the hill behind as we entered the port.
We were guided into the commercial port area. This is not open to the public so special permission had been organized to let us in and we were accompanied by a member of the port police. There was not a lot going on in the port on a Sunday morning but some of the machinery made good photos. I thought these chutes alongside the mounds of sand, or is it allum, made a striking image. The cars parked seemed to be covered in it.
This is also an impressive machine.
There were not many boats to photograph. Here is a small container ship, colourful against the backdrop of the Alcazaba.
This tug in the foreground and the pile of scrap metal looked good against a panorama of Almeria.
Further along the quay was moored this large drilling rig.
A photo of the rig with seagulls on its mooring cable and one of the ferries to Melilla to the right.
Ferry in the port with a great view of the Alcazaba behind.
The group reached the end of the port at the faro.
The tour of the commercial port had taken over two hours. When we got back to the entrance the group entered the fishing port where I began my visit. The light had changed since my first photos.
It was lunchtime and the tour was almost over but I left the group to go to the far side of the fishing port as I wanted to get a photo of the fishing boats with the Alcazar a behind.