I am VERY into lakes recently.
I know, spoiled much?! As I wrote about when I was taking about my dream home, I already live by the beach and want to keep it that way.
But lakes are mysterious to me. They have romance, intrigue. They’re not a normal thing to me. They are for the unknown people. People I know nothing about. I don’t really have many lakes near me; not ones that fit my mental image.
Sure, there’s the “lakes” housing estate that’s 15min drive away:
There’s a dam/lake system sort of nearby:
And one that kind of just smells stagnant all the time:
But none of these have that magical quality. Those thick trees. That winding boardwalk that looks stunning in golden hour sunlight. I know the Australian bush scrub can be gorgeous, but I think my mind is set to be very American when it comes to my lake expectations. The only lake photos I’ve ever seen that approach what I am selfishly calling ‘pretty lakes’ are ones from yTravelBlog’s Instagram feed earlier this year:
So, tell me, where in Australia/South East Queensland can I get beautiful lakes?
Also, did you know I have a travel blog, Suitcase Scribbles? I don’t get to travel much, so it’s rarely updated, but it is there!!
2 Replies to “Lake Love”
Been out to Lake Sampsonvale near me? Various picnic spots around it, quite pretty 🙂 also where I went to scrapbooking camp at Lake Perseverence is quite nice, as is Lake Somerset, Wivenhoe and Cressbrook out that way. All the result of dams and quite a drive but hey.
But I know what you mean- lakes are tranquil and nice 🙂
Last time I tried to go there, my issues with steep hills came out and I had a minor melt down. I haven’t been brave enough to go back!