If you looked at the photo above of a forest and read the title, you might have gone huh? Beach in the forest? It seems a bit strange, but let me explain:
On Saturday Mr. C and me went for a dip in the Bohinj lake, a large and beautiful glacial lake surrounded by the Alps. The scenery was breath taking and the water incredibly clear.
I've never bathed in a lake before and it was unusual to be surrounded with forest and mountains instead of the usual seaside scenery of scorching hot white rocks and seagulls and a horizon of never ending blue water.
The water temperature was at a steady 21,5 C, which is super high for a glacial lake and the air temperature was around 29 to 30 C. Warm but not unbearably hot.
We set camp far away from the public beach. We were fortunate to find a little nook under the trees that had a nice view of the waterside and enough room for all our stuff. It was incredible! Nothing but the sound of the waves and the leaves moving in the wind and the occasional boat that came rowing by.
At the same time, we weren't more than 10 meters away from another larger beach and the main road. The forest really muffled the sounds!
Late in the afternoon, with everyone packing to leave, the permanent lake inhabitants slowly started coming out of their hiding places. Like these two young male ducks. I bet they were pleased to have the place to themselves at last.
And a couple of underwater pictures taken by Mr. C:
|can you see all the little fish?|