Playas de Monsul y Barronal


Monsul Beach

This morning we  went for a walk around Monsul beach and across the dunes to Barronal beach enjoying the Spring sunshine. Not many people on the beach but across the sea small yachts were passing by. In this photo the large piece of driftwood makes an interesting foreground in front of Monsul’s iconic rock and the boats in the distance sailing past.


Daisy and Bobby on Monsul beach

Daisy loves it here and was showing her son, Bobby, how to play in the sand and sea.


Looking  down on Monsul from the dunes

Walking up the dunes and looking back we had this good view of the beach, headland and the boats.


Barronal beach

We walked across the dunes and down the path to the more remote Playa de Barronal. Nobody else on this beach but the clocks did go forward this morning.


Cliffs behind Barronal

The rock formations here are fascinating.


EFascinating geology

We are not geologists but anybody can see the volcanic origins of the Cabo de Gata in the cliffs behind the beach.


Beach and cliffs

We took these photos to show the different colours, minerals and strata of the cliffs and background here.


The headland at Barronal

A final photo of the headland at Barronal.



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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