Torre De Los Lobos

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Torre de Los Lobos

Yesterday, we walked up from the Valle de Rodalquilar to the Torre de Los Lobos. This 18th Century tower was built as a lookout for Berber Pirates but is now used as a Lighthouse.

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The coast towards La Isleta and the twin volcanic peaks

It was was a beautiful spring morning for a walk and along the route there are fabulous views of the coast and inland towards the mountains.

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Haplophyllum rosemarifolium

The wild flowers along the route are very abundant this spring. We found examples of Haplophyllum rosemarifolium, a rare plant on the ‘red list’ of plants in danger of extinction.

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Wild flowers at the Torre

Blazes of colour everywhere.

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Riders on the road

Because of the new horse riding stables in El Valle, every time we walk around here we encounter groups of riders.

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Looking back towards Rodalquilar

They certainly add colour, life and interest to the photos.

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Looking north

The coastal views on the way up take in La Isleta and the twin volcanic peaks but when you reach the Torre there are great views looking along the coast northwards towards Las Negras and San Pedro.

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From the Torre towards the Sierra Nevada

Looking inland from here we could just make out the snow covered peaks of the Sierra Nevada in the distance.

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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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2 Responses to Torre De Los Lobos

  1. Sarah says:

    Wonderful photos of Torre de los Lobos. We will be in las Negras from next Monday with the next batch of Kew students. Look forward to seeing you at some point. Sarah and Trevor.

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