After a night of thunderstorms and heavy rain, we wake up to clear skies and crisp mountain air. The surroundings are just stunning!
The hotel complex has it’s own peculiar style…
Today we take it slow, so we start with a delicious breakfast on the sunny terrace: cappuccino, crepes, oatmeal pudding with local honey…
Around 11AM we decide to walk to the lake. According to the hotel manager it’s not far and you can walk the entire tour around the lake. So off we go!
It’s quite a steep climb and we are passed regularly by the local taxis carrying the most extraordinary loads up and down the hill.
The lake and its surroundings are a national park, so no fishing, swimming or camping is allowed. This has of course its influence on the local wildlife.
The edges of the lake are swarming with tadpoles, who in turn attract a lot of fish.
And we are definitely not the only ones who have noticed the enormous amounts of frogs in the making.
We decide to walk the enitre tour of the lake. The path takes us along the shores. It’s nice and cool up here in the hills, shaded by the trees.
in about 45 minutes we are back where we started. After all the stories and descriptions we got from the hotel manager, we thought it would have been bigger and a bit more impressive. It’s also getting busier. Seems that a lot of locals have decided to spend their sunny Sunday afternoon at the lake. So we decide to head back down again and spend a lazy afternoon on the sunny terrace.
Late afternoon the skies are getting darker again and the next thunderstorm is moving in.
We move into the bar for some dinner and drinks and start talking to some other tourists. They clearly had a lot more of the strong stuff than we did, but we play along and we have a great evening!