It means mystery and beauty. It’s a hidden paradise that takes insider knowledge and perseverance to reach.
It’s not every day that you find a short, well-marked woodland walk near home that’s perfect for a morning getaway.
In the riverbed, everything was covered with a layer of moisture, leftover from a winter rainstorm. In order to tackle tricky descents, we had to hold on to tree roots and branches to keep from slipping. Luckily, there were a lot of those.
We found ourselves on a carpet of pine needles, with clusters of cyclamen blossoms popping up from between the rocks.
One by one, they stripped off their clothes, then cannonballed into the cold water. After jumping into the first pool, they would swim to the far end, then jump into a pool a few meters down.