A small mountain lake that was perfectly hidden very
close to the footpath through the valley. There was
a small ridge and this on the other side of it. It was a very
sheltered place by comparison with the surrounding hills as
indicated by the quite lush growth of plants around the edges
which were very springy.
I tried to stick to walking
on rock though as far as possible as such ecosystems can be
very delicate. I was mindful of similar places in Antarctica
(though a more harsh climate than this) where footprints on
moss banks can be seen years later, so slow are the plants to
repair the damage.
Picture copyright Paul Ward 2009.
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