We both went to the Embalse de Iznajar yesterday.The water was an intense turquoise blue and the only sound was the gentle lapping of the little waves breaking on the shore.It was very pleasant strolling along the shore as soft breeze off the lake cooled the scorching summer heat. We were tempted to go for a swim but what put us off was that there were no other bathers or any sign of people along the lake shore so we thought swimming may not be permitted. Later one of our neighbours told us that he had swum in the lake so it is OK. The horses were still there.
Despite the summer drought the water levels in the reservoirs in Andalucia seem high. Here, a tree grows almost at the water’s edge and we noticed that the trunks of some tamarisk trees were under water which would indicate that normally the water level is much lower.
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