On our way for a weekend in Bordeaux with good friends, Hyacinthe and Martine, we stopped for a break at a spot in the Landes that they knew well. It was a chance for a half hour walk on a beautiful September day, and, whilst pretty, the opening view showed little of the magic that would come. Suffice to say, that it was one of the most beautiful and enchanting lakes that I have ever seen. I am not going to ramble on about it, but instead show you the photographs that I took. It was Arthurian in the mystery of it, and if a sword had appeared out of the water, it would have seemed entirely natural.