Embalse de la Pedrera is, in fact, an artificial lake created in depression and surrounded by low mountains. It looked interesting on the map and it was close to our home and so it had become the destiny of our Sunday trip.
We arrived from the
Already at the beginning of the road, when we were approaching the lake, the views completely absorbed us. It was simply beautiful. Grey mountains were rising here, blue-green water glowing there. And this space, and the new perspective with every turn we took. The winding road is apparently loved by motorists. You cannot see any buildings, just nature (well, beyond that winding road and the reservoir itself, built with human hands, after all.)
We left the asphalt not far from the place where CV-950 route connects with CV-925. From now on we were notoriously asking ourselves shall we continue? The road was rising and falling, moreover, it was marked with numerous trenches, once shallow, once terrifyingly deep. But because we had noticed some passenger cars ahead of us, we slowly moved forward. And by the way, driving a car in such terrain becomes an adventure itself!
Finally, we left the car on a hill and continued on foot. We got to the water and set a picnic. This is Tomasz’s favorite moment on the excursions. 🙂 There was nobody around, just some fisherman in some distance.
We were surrounded by absolute silence. Do you know that feeling? This kind of quietness that surprises you, that you can hear nothing. Cars do not drive, nobody talks, the wind does not blow nor the birds sing. Total silence. After a while, you can hear sounds again, even your own breath, but for a moment there was amazing peace and silence. And you felt so calm.
Jurek and Tomek went for a search of a salt caught in the ground and I was photographing surrounding. Then Tomek was throwing everything he could find (which means stones and sticks) into the water and after he took “a bath”. There were wide gullies headed to the tank, from which only his head stuck out. And this was his tube. The land seemed to be hard on the surface, but at a closer acquaintance, it turned out to crumble easily. In one piece I also noticed a spider, after splitting one piece, and that was the end of my playing in the tube… (Not that I am afraid of spiders. I just don’t like their closeness.) The magnificent landscape was only disturbed by glass bottles, abandoned in the past.
We came back to our Honda on a hill. After a short photo session, we set off on the return journey. We had a brief idea to encircle the lake, but the dusk was close. Besides the road was going away from the water, so the views from the south were probably less spectacular. We decided to come back the same, shortest route. However, we missed the exit on CV-950 and we had to continue CV-925. But it was worth making a few kilometers more as the route led us through the scenic wilderness.