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17 February 2018

St James Tarn - Lewis Pass

A day without any wind is ideal to capture St James tarn's mirror like reflections.
You might be wondering...what is a tarn? 
Without getting too technical, Google says 'A tarn is a mountain lake or pool, especially one in a cirque. A cirque is a half open steep sided hollow at the head of a valley or on a mountainside, formed by glacial erosion. Tarns are usually smaller than lakes.



The St James Tarn is only a minute's walk from the carpark along Lewis Pass. On a day without wind the reflections really are breath-taking.




A viewing deck provides an outlook across the entire tarn with a mountain backdrop.


On the carpark side of the tarn a track leads across a boardwalk which after a short walk loops back on itself.





Long lichen smothering and dripping from trees created an enchanting area at the end of the tarn.



4 comments:

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    1. It is ... make a point of stopping when you're passing by.

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  2. Such a lovely peaceful place, and your wonderful photos really show the beauty.

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