Friday, May 3, 2013

Our many lakes

When you fly over the North Pacific for the first time
you wonder why there are so many small bays and no boats anchored within them.

Well, it turns out that many are fresh water lakes that abut the ocean shores.

There is a barrier of sand-like debris (or sometimes rocks) that,
they say, wa pushed ahead of a glacier's ice.
It formed a wall preventing direct connection to the sea,
called a "moraine".

Can you see it in the view above?
The melting snows continue to feed these beach-front lakes
and a small amount trickles into the ocean.

The lakes' side walls can be short or tall indeed
and give a pretty view spot of the blue waters below.

In any case, they are great to hike around.


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