Yes, the sun decided to give us a visit today. I haven't seen her ( is it right? her or it?) often in the last few days. And something inside me became alive. The desire to be out. To see how the sun rays changes the surroundings in different colors.
I asked my husband if he wanted to go out for a love walk, but he was busy with our boat. So I asked Wanida, a friend of mine from Thailand if she wanted to go with me. Luckily, she was willing.
Grønnvatnet is the name of the place. It means " Greenlake" or Greenwater" in English. I wanted to know if the lake or the water is green. But it was a long way to go. Join us:)
This is my friend Wanida. She took her dog with her and he was really very happy with that.
He was pulling Wanida. Up, up, we go. Come!
After a half an hour of walking and climbing, we took a rest and ate some bread and drank water. We really didn't know how far the lake was. So it was better to put some food first in our stomachs. Oh my! We were already exhausted after half an hour. Can you imagine two old ladies climbing a mountain?
Anyway, picture taking while we rested. The sun played hide and seek with us. So the pictures were not so bright.
Wanida had to tied her dog in a tree, or else he would run away from us. The last thing we wanted was a search action that can take place if ever.
Nice flowers along the way.
flowers between the rocks, mushrooms and anthill
some blue skies in between
Anyway, we have to continue the journey. They put planks all the way because there was so much water on the trails. And they were also a sign to show hikers the way.
No, this is not the lake yet, but I think it was beautiful because the water reflected the sky. Can you see it?
A butterfly ended swimming in the water? Maybe she thought that she was headed to the sky?
Water here and there.
At last, after one and half hour and two exhausted old ladies, we arrived on the stairs that we should climb to reach the lake on top of the mountain. But Wanida my friend wouldn't climb up anymore.
But I was so determined to reach my goal, so I asked her if she could wait for me. And she agreed.
So I climbed and climbed to the top for ten minutes. It was very steep, but it didn't stop me.
And finally, the reward. The beautiful lake. All I could say was, Oh! Oh! How wonderful it is. The water was not green alright, but it was fantastic. Maybe more awesome if the sun didn't hide behind the clouds. I wish my husband was with me to enjoy the scenery.
I was sweat, but I just couldn't just jump to the water because I don't know how to swim and the lake water was icing cold.
Seems enticing but scary too !
But I have to look back where I came from. Time to go back to Wanida and her dog.
Together we descended back to where we came from.
Took a little rest along the way and took some pictures as you can see.
Seeing the lake made my day because I wanted to see this place since my daughter was a small girl. Now she is grown up. Finally!
But the reward....I still have pain all over my whole body until now. But it was worth.