April 23rd, 2008

Wanaka tree

Lake Vyrnwy

On Saturday we went to Lake Vyrnwy. It's a reservoir that was built in the 1880s to provide fresh water for the city of Liverpool. There is a village at the bottom of the lake which you can still see the ruins of when the water level is very low. It wasn't very low when I was there so I didn't see it! The flooded valley is now a popular tourist attraction and there is a road that goes right around the perimeter of the lake. Sadly, Saturday was dull and overcast but I hope that the beauty of the place still comes across.

This is a straining tower which filters the water as it is drawn out of the lake. I love that they made it look like a Gothic castle.

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