Sunday, August 23, 2015
Postcards from an Edge: Almost Impossible to Find Secret Lake
It was well worth the trip. It reminded us of another hidden pondish lake that we found once in rural Italy, Lago di Chiusi. Like Lago di Chiusi, this lake was mostly a fishing hole, but it did have a trail that went completely around both lakes. It was extremely quiet, with a few water hyacinths blooming and some bullfrogs klonking in a little subsidiary pond that was fenced off from the main lake trail, and a few silent fishers and Sunday paper readers. There was a big group of mallard ducks with a couple of different kinds of ducks in the pack. There was a closed fishing hut where you could rent fishing poles and maybe buy bait, rent a numbered spot along the lake to fish. A sign in the window said "Potluck", and the pile of black garbage bags out back suggested the potluck might have been last night.