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The Coast of Light – June 11th

The Coast of Light series, June 2012 In the summer of 2009 I took this photograph of one of the markers lining the cliff-top path, near Cala del Aceite, which stand like skittles on a conveyor belt. This Atlantic coastline is exposed to extreme weather conditions at certain times of the year. It is battered by storms and also subject to torrential rain, meaning the cliffs are similutaneously undercut and washed out to sea.  

Cliff top marker in 2009, Cala del Aceite

Conil to Cape Trafalgar

The coastline between Conil de la Frontera and Cape Trafalgar, Spain, is something I am quite familiar with. The lighthouse at the Cape is visible from the house we stay at in at Fuente Del Gallo, and beyond that, on a clear day, you can see Morocco. Swinging round to the right, looking out to sea, is where the Battle of Trafalgar took place. 200 years ago, the top of the cliffs may have given a grandstand view to any spectator. I have planned the walk to the lighthouse many times, but it was only recently that I tried to […]