Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.


2012-12-20-00-48-57_p1090505_cycle-round-the-red-lotus-lake.jpg  Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake. You need to start at dawn

Cycling round the red lotus lake from Kumphawapi

Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake. You need to start at dawn


2012-12-20-00-49-16_p1090506_cycle-round-the-red-lotus-lake.jpg  There is often a mist over the wetlands first thing in the morning. Here the flowering grasses catch the first rays of the morning sun.

Mist over the wetlands. Cycling round the red lotus lake from Kumphawapi

There is often a mist over the wetlands first thing in the morning. Here the flowering grasses catch the first rays of the morning sun.


2012-12-20-01-01-29_p1090507_cycle-round-the-red-lotus-lake.jpg  A cluster of fishing huts in the morning sunshine. The water levels are low this year so the fishing huts sem even higher than usual. Each hut has a large net with a system of poles to raise and lower the net.

Fishing huts raised on bamboo poles above the highest water levelCycling round the red lotus lake from Kumphawapi

A cluster of fishing huts in the morning sunshine. The water levels are low this year so the fishing huts sem even higher than usual. Each hut has a large net with a system of poles to raise and lower the net.


2012-12-20-01-05-10_p1090509_cycle-round-the-red-lotus-lake.jpg  This is where a stream runs into the lake. A very popular spot for fishing huts.

A dense array of fishing huts, poles and nets

This is where a stream runs into the lake. A very popular spot for fishing huts.


2012-12-20-01-12-32_p1090510_cycle-round-the-red-lotus-lake.jpg  A half built temple spire stands out for many miles, and a rocket launch support on the right shows the scale of the local fireworks!

An ambitious project to build a temple spire seems to have run out of money

A half built temple spire stands out for many miles, and a rocket launch support on the right shows the scale of the local fireworks!


2012-12-20-01-19-22_p1090511_cycle-round-the-red-lotus-lake.jpg  Large flocks of migrant birds appear in the winter and roost in the trees.

Large flocks of birds roosting in the trees - Storks?

Large flocks of migrant birds appear in the winter and roost in the trees.


2012-12-20-01-44-39_p1090512_cycle-round-the-red-lotus-lake.jpg  The roosts are close to the path, so are easy to see first thing in the morning.

The best time to see these birds is the early morning,

The roosts are close to the path, so are easy to see first thing in the morning.


2012-12-20-01-44-50_p1090514_cycle-round-the-red-lotus-lake.jpg  Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.

Cycling round the red lotus lake from Kumphawapi

Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.


2012-12-20-01-44-53_p1090515_cycle-round-the-red-lotus-lake.jpg  Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.

Cycling round the red lotus lake from Kumphawapi

Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.


2012-12-20-01-44-57_p1090516_cycle-round-the-red-lotus-lake.jpg  Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.

Cycling round the red lotus lake from Kumphawapi

Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.


2012-12-20-01-48-00_p1090517_cycle-round-the-red-lotus-lake.jpg  Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.

Cycling round the red lotus lake from Kumphawapi

Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.


2012-12-20-02-27-17_p1090518_cycle-round-the-red-lotus-lake.jpg  Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.

Cycling round the red lotus lake from Kumphawapi

Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.


2012-12-20-02-27-26_p1090519_cycle-round-the-red-lotus-lake.jpg  Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.

Cycling round the red lotus lake from Kumphawapi

Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.


2012-12-20-02-38-23_p1090520_cycle-round-the-red-lotus-lake.jpg  Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.

Cycling round the red lotus lake from Kumphawapi

Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.


2012-12-20-02-39-15_p1090521_cycle-round-the-red-lotus-lake.jpg  Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.

Cycling round the red lotus lake from Kumphawapi

Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.


2012-12-20-03-06-10_p1090522_cycle-round-the-red-lotus-lake.jpg  Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.

Cycling round the red lotus lake from Kumphawapi

Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.


2012-12-20-03-06-19_p1090523_cycle-round-the-red-lotus-lake.jpg  Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.

Cycling round the red lotus lake from Kumphawapi

Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.


2012-12-20-03-06-26_p1090524_cycle-round-the-red-lotus-lake.jpg  Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.

Cycling round the red lotus lake from Kumphawapi

Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.


2012-12-20-03-09-49_p1090525_cycle-round-the-red-lotus-lake.jpg  Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.

Cycling round the red lotus lake from Kumphawapi

Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.


2012-12-20-03-46-09_p1090526_cycle-round-the-red-lotus-lake.jpg  Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.

Cycling round the red lotus lake from Kumphawapi

Our favourite cycle ride, and good for the wild life as well. All the way round the red lotus lake.