It’s just for a few days that temperatures are rising 3-5 degrees above zero, but even if most lakes are still covered with ~20 cm of ice, it already feels like spring is imminent and we are over this horrible and icy period. I’m already catching myself checking the water levels of popular reservoirs in the area of Córdoba and current levels are just incredible. It seems this area of southern Spain is seeing on of the toughest rainy seasons in years and almost all reservoirs are at full capacity.
Some pictures from Embalse del Guadalmellato taken by Manu Arrabal (source: Spainbass) just 3 days ago:
Already two weeks ago I got some really good news from a friend in Sevilla, who arranged a sit-on-top fishing kayak for the duration of my stay in Córdoba. We still need to figure out the details, but I’m more than happy that I’ll be able to explore the reservoirs and their most hard-to-reach spots with a versatile and portable watercraft. It’s my first time kayaking, so I’m really excited about that!
Within the last weeks I already took care of some early preparations involving the purchase of a new grip and tape measure as well as some equipment and goods for the upcoming trip.
Latest arrival is a mid-sized Ortlieb dry bag that will come in handy for the planned kayak fishing adventures. The quality of these solid and waterproof bags is quite convincing, they are not too expensive and you get good value for money.
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