Cleaning up Las Negras


The rambla where the clean up started

Earlier this week the Ayuntamiento de Nijar finally cleaned the rambla, Aires de Las Negras, from the crossroads near the entrance to the village to where the rambla meets the beach. Before, the rambla was contaminated with plastic bottles, toilet paper, human faeces and other rubbish from the campers nearby.


The rambla where it approaches the sea

How long the rambla remains clean is another matter. As long as travellers can camp for free in the car parks next to the rambla, where there are no facilities, this special place will continue to be abused. These people have no interest in the beautiful environment of the Parque Natural and contribute nothing to the local economy.


Boats on the beach yesterday

Las Negras, though, is looking very attractive in the November sunshine. These photos were taken yesterday.


A perfect place for a winter holiday

The village is very quiet at the moment. It is a pity there are not a few more regular tourists here to enjoy this special place.


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 pn a small farmer the town of Alhabia in the Alpujarra Almeriense in the Province of Almeria. 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 portraiture and 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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