Doesn’t the world look better after a good nights sleep…….
The our leap of faith team awoke ready to wash away the negativity of yesterday and embrace the challenges of Romaina.
Thankfully all the driving yesterday had put us only a few meters away from the one of the greatest sights in the country, we had glimpsed it yesterday as we climbed to the top of the surrounding hills, but still nothing could prepare us for the awesome sight….
This man made lake is the largest in the whole of Romania.
Rising up on the west shore glimpses of mount Ceahlau, and then to the other side of us the might of the 1950s hydroelectric station and its 127meter high dam !
Perhaps a bit of #manstuff experience, but even Michele could see the beauty, but she wasn’t to keen as I leaned as far other the edge as I dared, just waiting for someone to come along and point to the no photos sign, right beside me.
From here we made the easy 30km journey out to Bicaz Gorge, a stunning canyon which cuts directly thought the Hugh limestone cliffs, which tower hundreds of feet above you, anyone who has ever visited Cheddar Gorge, this is a similar thing, but the scale is much much grander….
Near the end of the gorge we were treated to another lake, “Lacul Ruse ” – the red lake, the story goes :-
“The lake was formed in the 1837, when a land slide occurred.
Damming the river but also crushing a family picnicking nearby, spilling their blood into the water
Making a deep blood red coloured lake”
I’m not so sure about red lake, more muddy browny green, but the rotten tree trucks that randomly protrude from the surface, certainly make or an epic sight…
And it’s no wounder the home produced, low cost car has a massive fan following not just here but at home as well,