I wouldn't normally have contemplated a journey up to the Costa Blanca just for a couple of hours of kayaking. However, Susan needed to be at Alicante airport quite early yesterday morning for a flight to the U.K. - which put me in fairly easy reach of Jávea where there is a little bay I have always liked. I've swum, snorkeled and dived there in the past, but never explored it by kayak.
So, despite a forecast of winds which might have become unfavourable for kayaking by the time I reached there, I took a chance and drove that extra hour north to revisit Portixol.
And for once I wasn't the only kayak on the water. Several launched from the same beach.
That's not a seal in the water. It's a spear fisherman, wearing a wet-suit, heading out to try his luck. Spearfishing is quite popular in Spain.
Just round the corner of that little bit of cliff at the end of the beach is the bar/restaurant.
If the weather forecast was right, then that sea got quite rough later in the day.