12-Aug-2001 -- During our holiday in the north of Spain we decided to cover some confluences. Our first attempt was to visit North 430, West 90 which according to our map was very close or in the Embalse (reservoir) de Fervenza. This lake is situated at an altitude of about 300 metres, at about 15 kilometres from the Atlantic coast and about 40 kilometres from the famous pilgrim city Santiago de Compostela.
During our trip to the northwest (Galicia) we had passed some artificial lakes in which the water level was metres lower than usual so we hoped that even if the confluence was in the lake part of the year, it wouldn't be in August. The access to the lake was quite easy: there was a small road leading to the dam and a grassy area that was used for recreational activities, although there was nobody there at the time we arrived.
Unfortunately, the water level was lower than it could be, but not quite low enough. The ground was quite muddy and swampy so we were happy to wear our hiking boots. When we were walking around the lake in the direction of the confluence we only passed a few fishermen. At first, it looked as if the confluence might be at the north side of the lake, but after about 20 minutes it became clear that the confluence point was really in the water, or maybe on a small rocky island a few hundred metres from the lakeside (visible on the photo). The closest we could get without getting our feet wet was about 450 metres (1500 ft) from the actual confluence.