Lakes of the Vestfold Hills

Page 1 of 4 Next
This week at Davis: 13 May 2011

When travelling through the Vestfold Hills there are many things to see and do. Besides all the rocks, hills and fjords there are an assortment of lakes of all different shapes, sizes and salinity. There is amazing beauty in these lakes and this beauty never ceases to amaze any one travelling throughout the hills who takes the time to just stop for a while, take it in, and enjoy these amazing sights.

The lakes vary from the highly saline lakes which never freeze no matter how low the temperature is, through to the freshwater lakes which have a clear glassy surface where one can look down through this ice layer and clearly see the colours and shapes of the rocks several meters below which form the lakes bottom area. These freshwater lakes when frozen also provide a wonderful static display of air bubbles, snow and other ice patterns and shapes which have formed in the glassy ice surface over the lakes.

The sheer beauty cannot be described in words, so it is best to check out a very small selection of photos that have been taken of some of the lakes which are scattered throughout the Vestfold Hills. One can walk past any one of these lakes on a regular basis and on all occasions they will appear different in some way. It may be the snow covering or lack of, a sunny or overcast day or if it is summer or winter and the variations of light we get under these conditions.

Some lakes have an official name and others do not, but no matter what the situation or conditions, the lakes add additional beauty to this amazing landscape around Davis Station.

Unnamed Lake
Unnamed Lake Near Long Fjord

(Photo: Doug McVeigh)

Club Lake
Club Lake

(Photo: Doug McVeigh)

Deep Lake
Deep Lake

(Photo: Doug McVeigh)

Lake Cowan
Lake Cowan

(Photo: Doug McVeigh)

Lake Druzby
Lake Druzby

(Photo: Doug McVeigh)

Oval Lake
Oval Lake

(Photo: Doug McVeigh)

Trident Lake
Trident Lake

(Photo: Doug McVeigh)

Frozen Fresh Water Lake
Frozen Fresh Water Lake

(Photo: Doug McVeigh)

patterns in fresh water lake ice
Patterns in Fresh water lake ice

(Photo: Doug McVeigh)

Select story:
This page was last modified on 13 May 2011.