In this lake you can’t swim In it… not the fish… But in Peach lake you can walk…
This is one of the most amazing lakes of our planet and it is situated on the island of Trinidad. It consists of… asphalt. And asphalt of high quality. They cover the road the islanders, and they are not alone. For example, one of the most symbolically Laden roads of the world — Avenue pall Mal in London which leads to Buckingham Palace is lined with natural asphalt from Peach lake.
Hundreds of tons of natural asphalt is scooped out of the Peach lake annually, but its level is not reduced: underground asphalt “plant” is running strong, making up for something that takes people.
The surface of the lake supple and oily, if you try to “scoop up” his “water,” she pulled thick strands of tar. This lake cannot be called a fixed – it passes its life, however, very similar to life in other lakes.
In the depths of the Peach lake always something bubbling. And here on the surface of the slowly diverge to the shore from the center of the strange thick waves, when a new piece of tar rises from the depths. Or it suddenly starts to bubble – up to the surface from the depths of sulfurous gases.
The lake is known since ancient times. Even Walter Raleigh, English Navigator and organizer of the pirate expeditions of the sixteenth century, used local asphalt to cover the hull Continue reading