This morning, another glorious summer day, we drove to the Embalse de los Bermejales. To get to this lake we went first to Moraleda de Zafayona and from here took a left fork up a country road which followed the Rio Cacin through the village of El Turro. Instead of carrying on to Alhama de Granada, we took the service road above a deep gorge – a miniature Grand Canyon, with impressive rock formations – which led us down to the lake.
En route we encountered a shepherd with a flock of sheep and a few goats in the shade of a copse of poplars. The shepherd, milking one of his goats, was a good photo opportunity.
The lake, fringed by pines, was as still as glass as we drove around the shore. The warm air was fragrant with the scent of pines and oleanders.
In front of the a camp site, we encountered a few bathers and Digby was unable to resist taking a dip himself. While he was swimming along, he was accompanied by half a dozen large fish, probably carp. The water was warm and, although the day was very hot, there was a slight, cooling breeze off the lake.
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