We went for a bit of a hike today to see the Bateria Cenizas, Costa Calida, South East Spain. It is an hours uphill walk from the road. I took 175 pictures so i guess you will all bored with them by the time I have finished! So the first shot is a view looking down onto Portman Bay. There is another Bateria down by the lighthouse. This stretch of coastline has various military installations dating from around 1930. All are abandoned now. Portman itself was a thriving mining area dating back as far as the Romans up until the 1970’s. Even today there is some open quarrying. In the next bay you can see the historical natural harbour of Cartagena. You can see the top of the oil refinery which is sited at it’s entrance.
Started photography May 2008