After the Storm – Rodalquilar – El Valle and El Playazo


The castle in the mud

This afternoon we took a walk through El Valle de Rodalquilar to El Playazo beach. the landscape looked very different after last weekend’s storms. The path we took from the old castle was a sea of mud.


Approaching the Nora

This photo approaching the noria (water wheel) shows the width of the river of water that flowed through here.


The sea from the water deposit

Here are a couple of photos of the water deposit at the noria.


The Nora, water deposit, palms and mountains

This is normally dry as the restored waterwheel is not in use.


Muddy palms

More mud and fresh greenery beneath these palm trees behind the beach


Mountains through the palms

This is a great view looking back through the palms to the mountains into the light.


Daisy and Blanquita on El Playazo beach

The beach looked as if it had been swept clean by the storms.


The beach, coastline and the fortress

Only a few people were out enjoying the winter sunshine.


A green landscape

This view heading back shows how green the landscape has become.




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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