I don’t know if you can imagine a scene, a mountain or a lake that is just so god-dammed perfect that I’m not sure anyone could describe it adequately enough. That it seems a sacrilege to try and put into words the colours, the textures or just the sheer awesomeness of the picture perfect scene that you are looking at.
Well that is what it was like for me when I visited Lake Louise, Mirror Lake and Lake Agnes as well as a variety of other lakes too many to mention that were just exquisite. I didn’t even attempt to write about them in a creative way; just kept a daily journal about where I had travelled too.
I even understood the science behind these mesmerising, unbelievable colours. Over the millennia, glaciers leave rock flour behind, which due to the chemicals and minerals contained in their deposits, don’t absorb blue pigments and so the blues are reflected back and leave a lake so scintillating that I couldn’t breathe when I saw them.