Another glorious winter’s day so, after a light lunch of fruit and yoghurt to make up for the excesses of yesterday, we went for a walk down the track to Cala del Carnaje. This is the next turning off the road to Rodalquilar after el Playazo. Looking back towards Rodalquilar the campo is a vivid, fresh green.
Walking over the hills to the coast we encountered this shepherd looking after his sheep and goats.
Not a very stressful life sitting on a rock amongst the olive trees with your dog watching your flock.
The track then wanders down to the beach passing these palm trees standing erect against the hills and clear, blue sky.
Cala del Carnaje is a very stony beach and because if this and its remoteness gets few visitors but it is a pleasant walk and the coastal views are breathtaking.
Returning up the path in the early evening light the long shadows and olive trees inspired some dramatic pictures.
The shapes of the gnarled, old olives create impressive compositions against the backdrop of mountains and clear skies.