Фото, выполненное по всем канонам тревел-инстаграма: живописное бирюзовое озеро и я, стоящая к вам спиной. С обязательно развивающимся красным платком, чтобы придать больше драматизма. Немного выделяются любимые треккинговые ботинки от #columbiarussia , но я когда-нибудь исправлюсь.
Это озеро Каинды в Казахстане. Когда-то здесь стояли обычные ели, но, чуть больше 100 лет назад, случилось сильное землетрясение, за ним оползень – и долину затопило. Хвойный лес превратился в одно из самых необычных мест Заилийского Алатау. Сюда приезжает много дайверов - говорят, там под водой целый неизведанный мир. Озеро ещё примечательно тем, что сюда до сих пор не добрались блогеры с круассано-клубничными пикниками. Приезжайте!
Unexpected magic in the most beautiful of ways.
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About to smash through some fear boundaries, whilst looking ever so serene... ish. Thank you to all the incredible teachers at las pirámides del ka, Nadia, me & this lake ✨
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Anyone who knows me well knows I am a self confessed hotel snob. It’s actually quite bad, I have champagne taste on a lemonade budget. However, over the years I’ve come to love tiny properties and BnBs, for lots of reasons but my accommodation last night summed it up completely.
We had been driving 4 hours, then did a 2km walk to a waterfall, we then drove to our ‘home’ for the night. By home I mean Clearwater Springs Ranch, I wish I could tag them but they do not do social media, if you look through my stories I have added a link to some of the photos! We were met by two smiling hosts, Kurt and Tania from Belgium who quit their life in Europe and moved to Wells Gray Park in British Columbia and started up a BnB in a gorgeous log cabin.
We were exhausted, we are a week in and our bodies are starting to feel it. We wanted an afternoon to just relax. And relax we did. In our pretty lodge was a huge viewing window, you can see across the valley and onto the mountains ahead, we watched the hummingbirds play, listened to the frogs, and we spent 15 minutes watching a black bear playing in the field right in front of us 🐻 I can’t even tell you how amazing it was, we looked through the binoculars and could see every detail, it was a moment to just be in rather than document. I have instantly fell inlove with this beautiful part of the world, and I don’t think I am even scared of the bears anymore, they just want to go about their daily business and eat their dandelions 🤷🏻♀️
So today was a toss up between posting a picture of the most incredible waterfall I’ve ever seen or a picture of this view. The view won because I think this moment was the most peaceful I have felt in a long time.
Wells Gray Park is much quieter than its neighbouring national parks but is just as beautiful. This is rugged territory where you can get up close and personal with nature. I just wish I had longer here!