Between the rock and the soft place

School’s out (yes, I work at a school so great holidays, lucky me πŸ™‚ ) and we have been heading to the coast to cool down. This beach at Alcadaisa is my second favourite, (my very favourite is on the Atlantic coast and a bit further to drive). Alcadaisa is to the east of Gibraltar, it has a long sandy and pebble beach and never seems to be that crowded as it’s not so well sign-posted as some, and only about 45 minutes drive from Jimena. I took my sketch pad and did a pencil drawing of Gibraltar but I thought it needed some colour, so I did this when I got back from my sketch and some photos I took.

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12 thoughts on “Between the rock and the soft place

  1. It was fun sitting in the soft place and sampling the ice-cold sea for a second or two. The rock is formidable (as in “formidable” en Francais!)

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  2. Like the soft tones you’ve used to paint the African mountains and the contrast with the much harder drawing of The Rock. Looks hot too!

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  3. Lovely, soft colours.

    The beach at Conil is packed so tight, when the tide is in, it’s difficult to move in July and August. Most are visitors from Seville escaping the searing temperatures there. They set up camp with huge parsols, windbreaks, plastic drink coolers and enough food to last a seige. But when September comes they all vanish, and the beach goes back to being uncrowded, especially the long stretch on the other side of the river.

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    • Yes, it looks very similar! Gibraltar is an interesting place but you only need a day there really. The views from the top of the rock over to Spain and Africa are amazing, but if itΒ΄s cloudy you can’t see nada!

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