Thick cloud hid the top of Jabalcón as I approached Embalse de Negratín yesterday morning and a light wind ruffled the surface of the water as I assembled my kayak at Playa de Freila. A weather forecast of 0% chance of rain, with the light wind of the morning freshening in the afternoon, made Thursday the best looking day this week for a bit of a paddle. This was to be my last paddle, for now, on this part of the reservoir.
I launched at 9:50 am and set off along the Playa de Freila side of the reservoir towards the headland nearly opposite Playa Nudista. I was extending a previous trip along this side to the limits of what is comfortably possible from this launching site. Inlets for the first few kilometres were ignored as I'd already been into them.
All in all not a bad day for a last paddle on this part of the reservoir before moving to pastures new. The weather behaved much as forecast (it never did rain), in fact the Spanish met office forecasts have always been pretty reliable for this area.
Time on the water 4 hrs. 10 mins. Distance paddled 13½ kilometres.