Walking around a lake to look at waves from all sides

The most awesome thing about being on vacation is that I have the time to stare at water as much as I like.

For example the other day, I walked around Lille Lungegårdsvannet on a windy day.

Looking downwind, one sees a very smooth surface right in front of us, and then waves start developing further away. Looking at the fountain, you see that it is actually pretty windy.

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Lille Lungegårdsvannet in Bergen

Walking a quarter of the way around the lake, we now look at the fountain at a 90 degree angle to the wind: it is blown over to the right. We now see wave crests traveling and see the shape of the waves much more clearly.

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Lille Lungegårdsvannet in Bergen

Walking further, we see the waves coming directly towards us; the fountain is also blown in our direction. All of a sudden the water looks a lot more rough. And of course it feels a lot more windy, too, when the wind is coming right towards us and not in our back.

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Lille Lungegårdsvannet in Bergen

And bonus picture: A rainbow in the fountain when we’ve gone 3/4 of the way around the lake. Beautiful day in a beautiful city!

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Lille Lungegårdsvannet in Bergen

 

 

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