37 km West of Austin (Texas, USA) is one of the most unusual and picturesque lakes in the world — Hamilton Pool (Hamilton Pool). The unusual it is that Hamilton Pool is both an underground lake and surface, flowing to the surface from under the arch stone grotto. Complements the beauty of waterfall flowing from 15-meter height.
The lake was formed thousands of years ago as a result of collapse of the limestone dome of an underground river due to massive erosion. Water underground rivers flow into the river flowing nearby Pedernales (Pedernales river), which, in turn, is a tributary of the Colorado river (Colorado).
The pool is surrounded by huge slabs of limestone, and the ceiling of the cave stalactites hanging down in places.
Until the 19th century there lived tribes of American Indians Tokawa and Apache. In 1985 a parcel of 232 acres of land on which is located this unique natural formation was purchased from private owners and declared a nature reserve — the Hamilton Pool Preserve.
To approach the lake on foot, leaving the car at the entrance to the reserve and breaking the 400-meter descent on a steep slope. In the 60-ies of the last century, the lake was a favourite place for summer Continue reading
Dream of a Paradise vacation away from the city rush, regain their emotional balance, improve your health, gain new energy? Not necessarily to go to distant lands. Recreation center “Sand mountain”, just 100 km away from the city is what you need!
A unique landscape, pine forest, beautiful lakes, rich in fish river (roach, Dace, perch, pike, whitefish, burbot). From the mountain peaks you can admire a unique panorama of the Lena river with its sandy beach Islands.
Awaits you dining, fishing, beach with clean running water. For fans of river trips trips on the river Lena. Autumn is gathering mushrooms and berries, fishing, hunting for waterfowl is permitted in the terms.
A perfect place for corporate and cultural activities, weekend tours, family holidays and individual request tours. Additional features of providing camping equipment, fishing gear.
1. Travel, accommodation (p. Grafskiy beach – recreation and returning by motor boat, accommodation with provision of houses from 4 to 10 persons, dishes for receiving and cooking, a grill, electricity from generator gas.stove, firewood for the stove and the grill.) – 2000 rubles per person during the day.
2. Walk along the Lena river (on a motor boat up to 4 people) – 600 rubles Continue reading
In Algeria . not far from the town of Sidi-Bel-Abbes . there is a natural lake filled with ink. In the lake there are no fish, no plants, since toxic blue ink only applicable in order to write them! Until nedavneshnego time the people could not understand how the pond turned out to be such a special substance. The scientists conducting the proper research and analysis, concluded: it’s all in the composition of the water 2 samll rivers flowing into this mysterious lake. Some of them contains just a huge amount of dissolved iron salts in the other — various organic compounds located in the river valley peat bogs. Mingling together in the pit lake, the streams are interacting together, adding to the amazing amount of ink. The local inhabitants refer to this miracle in different ways: some consider it the devil’s delusion; others, on the contrary, benefit from it. Inks are not sold only in stores of Algeria, and in Africa, the Mediterranean countries, the middle East.
Peninsula Trinidad became famous only so that in its Central part, there is a genuine lake asphalt. Beautiful asphalt! In the lake, of course, come in and dip, and placed it in the crater of a former mud volcano, the depth of his… 90 meters (!) while the area Continue reading