Cerkniško jezero - Autumn

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The lake of Cerknica has perplexed people since ancient times. The Greek historian Strabo (63BC-23AD) called it Lucus Lugeus -the Mourning Lake. It was not until Valvasor explained how the water system worked in the 17th century that this periodic or intermittent lake was fully understood. For his efforts Valvasor was made a member of the Royal Society in London in 1697. - Cerknica is a polje above a collapsed Karst cavern full of sinkholes, potholes, syphons and underground tunnels, that can stay dry for much of the year and then flood. The surface area of the lake can reach almost 40sq km. It is a popular recreational area for fishing, windsurfing, swimming and ice skating in winter.