Sierra de Cabo de Gata

Last Sunday, after a little over a week of daily rain, we were blessed with sunshine in Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata and as my knee was much improved I felt it was about time to start getting out and about again, something I’ve missed over the past month or so. I packed up my camera bag and set off to the Sierra de Cabo de Gata and a good hearty walk 🙂

The Sierra de Cabo de Gata is the principal mountain range within the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata and contains the world’s loveliest beaches, which you can read about elsewhere in this blog, some pretty unique, rugged and wild scenery and the best light I’ve ever seen, bar none… and especially so at this time of the year.

Here are a few of the photographs I took during the day.

Blue sky

Amazing geology!

After the much needed rain

Dormant volcano (one of a few!)

The track between Cala Carbón and Vela Blanca

Some nice wildlife along-the-way!

In the next photograph you can clearly see the two volcanoes known as Los Frailes – don’t worry though, they are dormant and have been for a very long time!

The end of the day

The Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata is a beautiful place to visit all year round but especially autumn through to spring the light is at it’s best and obviously there are few visitors so it’s less crowded! Why not come and see for yourself?

Contact details:

Martyn Thompson
Cabo de Gata Photography
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12 responses to “Sierra de Cabo de Gata

  1. Beautiful images, Martyn. Glad to hear your knee is better. With the exception of the excessive rain, the landscape looks a lot like the desert land where I live.

    • Where do you live? The area around Almería actually contains Europe’s only desert – we tend to get our years worth of rain in two weeks early November. It had actually been a very dry year :-S

      • Interesting… thanks for teaching me something new. Didn’t know about Europe having a desert.

        I live in Prescott, Arizona. It’s about a mile (1609.34 meter) above sea level. We get all four seasons. Though, it’s more desert like. Your rain fall sounds like what we call the monsoon rain. For about two weeks between July and August, we get heavy rain fall, sometimes with thunder and lighting. Since this is my first year living here, I’ve been told it was a very wet year. Looks like the climate is changing all over the world.

  2. I think I might have to do as you suggest and visit Cabo de Gata soon! Your photos are always so great, they make me want to jump on the next plane to the south.

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