El Calafate is a picturesque town in the southern part of Patagonia. El Calafate is located at 2700 km from Buenos Aires and 1,400 km from Bariloche to the South, in the southern part of Patagonia, surrounded by plateaus on the coast of the Argentine Lake – El Lago Argentino. Population: 3,1 thousand Altitude above sea level: 230 m. the Hotel facilities are designed for 5528 places located in 133 hotels, room 2228. The city differs from the rest of the Patagonia mild climate. The average temperature in December and January are +18°C, and in July – about +5°C.
This small Argentine town that lives mainly from tourism, is extremely interesting in itself. The city was founded in 1927. The Calafate Creek divided the city into two parts, surrounded by white willow trees. The city is literally buried in cherry orchards. Here is amazing nature, bright blue water surface of the lake on whose shore it is located, small, cozy bars and restaurants, local residents, many of whom are Indians. On the main street, Avenida Libertador crowded, lots of restaurants and souvenir shops.
The Argentine is a freshwater lake located in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz. It is the largest lake in Argentina, its surface Continue reading
Balaton – the largest lake in Central Europe. Along with a beach holiday spread sailing, fishing. Popular among tourists for its natural and historical sights along the banks of the lake.
Balaton also offers has a long tradition of Spa treatment.
The lake is associated with many ancient legends and stories. According to the most famous on the bottom of the lake stands the Church, which incessantly crying girl. As long as she will cry in Balaton will be water.
Plenty of opportunities to relax here the whole year round. For example, active water sports is waiting in Siofok, where they water-ski on the road can tame the waves or glides through the air on a kite-surfing and can also test your courage in the adventure Park.
Suggest that you stay at lake Balaton and also to those who wish to just relax and be filled with strength. A pleasant walk through the narrow winding streets of Tihany or a trip on one of the pleasure boats that launch from the Marina Bay Kaskaskia, grant you physical and spiritual freshness.
Balaton is associated not only summer vacations and sailing. The beauty of edge pulls. With the seasons changing its appearance and the mountains and the water of lake Balaton with thousands of flowers shines like a mirror.
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Amazing lake Hamilton Pool (Texas, USA)
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 recreation Continue reading
Lake – a mass of water or other liquid of considerable size, situated on the land. The large number of lakes on Earth is freshwater, and most lie in the Northern hemisphere at higher latitudes. In the ecology of the surrounding lake environment is referred to as lacustrine deposits. Large lakes are sometimes referred to as “inland seas” and small seas are sometimes referred to as lakes. Small lakes tend to put the word “lake” after the name, as in Green Lake, while larger lakes often invert the word order, as in Lake Ontario, at least in North America.
Most lakes have a natural outflow in the form of a river or stream, but some have not, and lose water solely by evaporation and/or underground leakage. They are called internal lakes.
The term “lake” is also used to describe such a feature as lake Eyre, which is a dry basin most of the time, but can be filled with seasonal heavy rains.
Many lakes are artificial and constructed for hydro-electric power, regional purposes, industrial use, agricultural use or domestic water supply.
Evidence of extraterrestrial lakes exists. The testimony of lakes filled with methane, was approved by NASA to return the automatic research station “Cassini” – observing satellite Titan, which moves around the planet Saturn.
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Lake in Switzerland – such as an integral part of the allure of this country as the mountains and other treasures of the purest Swiss nature. Switzerland did not get the sea, but in lakes it so much that last for a few other countries taken together.
The 10 largest lakes of Switzerland:
Lake Geneva: 582 km2
Lake Constance: 539 km2
Lake Neuchatel : 218 km2
Lago Maggiore: 212 km2
Lucerne: 114 km2
Lake Zurich: 88 km2
Lake Lugano: 48,7 km2
Lake Thun: of 48.4 km2
Lake Biel is 39.6 km2
Lake Zug: 38,3 km2
and that’s not all. Crystal clear lakes of Switzerland is one of the most popular destinations for holidays and excursions. Lake water in Switzerland you can drink without hesitation: most of the lakes serve as a natural storage of potable water.
Lake Geneva is the largest in Western Europe. Its area is 582 km2, it stretches for 72 km in length and is situated between the main geological formations of the country. Lakes and mountains have shaped the climate of this unique corner of Europe and its nature. High mountains with passes allow strong winds to blow in coastal areas. But a little East, near Lausanne . the mountain Continue reading