2 February 2014
Published 31 January 2014 by Francine Healy
What a coincidence, it was only last Friday morning that I was asked to write about La Marina, then come Friday afternoon, my husband told me about an outdoor photography lesson set up by Bumblebee Prints taking place in La Marina the following Thursday for 13 Euros per person. Already having a piece written on La Marina, we thought this opportunity was too good to miss. Not only was the lesson in La Marina, but it focused on one of our favourite pastimes ‘photography’. And the icing on the cake, as they say, was that the lesson was given by award winning professional photographer, Jess Caulke, whose work has featured in National Geographic.
I have driven through La Marina village a couple of occasions to go the beach, but I had never walked through the pine forest that binds together the dunes that border Camping Internacional La Marina down onto El Rebollo beach.
The meeting point was Rivingtons, a bar-restaurant situated on the edge of the pine forest of La Marina-El Rebollo opposite Camping Internacional La Marina. Whilst we waited for Jess and the group to arrive we grabbed some breakfast, this set us up for our walk and photography lesson.
During the walk through the forest, we were treated to the delights of the wooded area and the decked boardwalk starting at Camping Internacional La Marina down to the beach. This is a perfect place to take dogs, we encountered many people walking their dogs and once we walked onto the beach, I was surprised to see more people with their dogs running along the sand. It was at this point that my dog been the focus of the photography lesson, much to her delight.
This was an inspiring morning and being with other like minded people was hugely enriching. It was a great way to enjoy and photograph La Marina.