Summer holiday activities revolved around the lake. We would take a picnic and a canoe and spend hours pottering in the water. Or we would go fishing. Friends had a speed boat and that’s how I learnt to water ski. I feel grateful and privileged that I was able to have so much water in my life.
Lakes still capture me more than any other body of water.
I love the stillness they evoke in me. I immediately become calm when I see the serene still water and – strangely – I love the thrilling menace of an unknown depth.