This beautiful image is of an excellent XC flying weekend in Extremadura, Spain, for the XC Open Zarzacapilla. That day we took off from Montanchez in the province of Badajoz (south-west of the country) for a triangle flying through Montanchez, Badajoz, Merida and back to the start. We enjoyed extraordinary conditions with maximum base at 3,400m and powerful thermals of +6 and +8 m/s. And amazing views of the flatlands, including this Dragon lake!

Thanks to our friend Driu, from the Aerofly school, and the Extremadura pilots for their hospitality and for helping us re-discover this fantastic area for XC.