Christmas Day in Las Negras


Ruins, palms and mountains

Christmas Day dawned bright and sunny in Las Negras and, as we were due to eat a large lunch which we are not used to, a long walk was called for this morning. We walked along the Rambla de las Aguillas towards San Pedro taking in the beautiful, rugged landscape dusted green thanks to last week’s rain.


Looking back along the coast from the path to San Pedro

Up on the coastal path the views along the coast are spectacular too.


Looking down to San Pedro

We reached the point where we could look down on Cala de San Pedro then turned back to Las Negras.


Back towards Las Negras

Returning we followed the coast path all the way. This photo is of the view looking down on Las Negras from the path.


At the table before lunch

We took the dogs home then walked back to the village to join a mainly Dutch group for lunch in the Argentinian restaurant. One of the staff took this photo with our camera.


Grilling the steaks

The meal was excellent and, being Argentinian, the main course was of course beef. We think this was the first time we had eaten beef in 2016. Here is Martin at the BBQ grilling the steaks.


A jolly group

It was a convivial lunch that lasted three hours.


Double Dutch

Although our table was mostly Dutch there were also German, Flemish and Spanish with us. As usual we were the only Brits.






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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One Response to Christmas Day in Las Negras

  1. Christmas greetings to youse.. I raise my glass to happy memories . Of sundays diiners and staffies and walk in Bishops wood . much lovexxxxx

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