Poland has really beautiful lakes. They are not enough known around the world, maybe it is a good thing, since usually only sailors and vacationers go there.
how these lakes in Northern Poland were created?
Below is lake Niegocin:
What, this has been here for a day or so, and there is no answer, with all of our flat landers and Forum visitors welcomed to speculate? Shocking!
Of course I would say "glaciation", or more precisely, the grinding of the glaciers during their advances and then the deposits of the rocks and soil suspended by the ice as the glaciers retreated. Certainly a spectacular example of glacier action is the existence of the Great Lakes in North America, shared by Canada and the USA.
On a much smaller scale the same holds true of one of my favorite locations in Alaska, the Tangle Lakes near the settlement of Paxson. Camping and fishing there is spectacular, and I cannot feel that with the current stunted vegetative growth, the tangles shape of the lakes scoured out by the glaciers are reminders of all of the northlands, including Poland, as the glaciers retreated and life reestablished itself in the soils.
Here in the Poland photo we see the lush green of the fertile soils and the warm climate that nables such lush growth. ... Along with the beauty of the landscape we can enjoy today.
How some of these lakes might have appeared relatively shortly after the glaciers retreated, and the trees and vegetation was re-establishing itself, and the mastodon and mammoth roamed the plains ... e are photos of the Tangle Lakes in Alaska, on the south edge of the Alaska Range Mountains, near the town of Paxson.
"Flat landers" is an American colloquialism or slang, the opposite of "mountain people" or "high landers". People from the flat lands.
The guess at glacial action is at best an educated guess, based n Poland's geologic history and the resemblance with the Tangle Lake region in Alaska.
Thank you Kai
I have marked this in my mind for when in future to hear the term, I can be smart and say,,of course we know what that means, for it is well known as opposite of mountain people as being those from the flat lands...
this lake in Alaska looks like Polish lake, except lush vegetation. Yes, Polish children learn a lot about three glaciation period, since it affected Poland a lot. The soils are not really good in these areas, there is not too much industry. Frankly, historically, this was not really Polish territory but Baltic Prussian, later taken by Teutonic and Prussia.... Germans built great channels that connect the lakes. This is just a perfect place for summer vacations.
I am a typical exemple of a 'flatlander', I come frome the Low Lands (Les Pays Bas), a country below sea level without hills or mountains. (Except a few halls in Arnhem and Limburg, exsactly due to these glaciers). It is flat for hundreds of miles. No protection from the seawind (Western winds), nor from the chilly Northern (Frisian) wind, the Eastern, continental (land climate), German wind or the Southern (Belgian, Luxemburgian and French air) wimds.
Flatlands with a lot of lakes, rivers, streams, pomds and diches is a normal phenomenon over here in the North. I am speaking about the Frisian lakes. But also in other provinces there are lakes.probably not as beautiful as the Lake Masury in Poland, but they exist. Karl will recognize the Danish or North German situation in this. Cheers, Pieter
Yes, how well do I agree with Pieter, but had not thought of us as flat land people, but our reflective lands are very flat and close to the sea in elevation. Denmark has many small hills which in self, means curvy roadways, and the wind that comes with flat land. There just is not the flooding that The Netherlands has to deal with from seaward.