The Caspian Sea bordered by Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan and Iran, enjoy the interesting distinction of being the largest lake in the world as well as one of the deepest. It enjoys the former distinction as the body of water is over an oceanic basin making it rather unique considering that water does not flow out of it. Other famous lakes include Lake Superior and Lake Huron, two of the well known Great Lakes in America, which are believed to have been formed when a large body of ice, thousands of years ago, melted and moved into the ocean leaving behind bodies of water. The distinction of being the largest lake contained within one country is enjoyed by the American Lake Michigan. These lakes are quite significant in size, over 20, 000 square miles in size while the Caspian Sea is around 143, 000 square miles. In comparison the Tuggerah Lake in the Australian state of New South Wales is relatively small as it is only 80 square miles in size. What it lacks in extent, however, it makes up with history.
It is this intriguing history coupled with the beautiful views that afford a traveller that attracts many and guests can enjoy a spectacular view of the Lake from Craigie Park or The Entrance Resort which is located on the banks of the lake overlooking it and is an Oaks Waterfront resort as well.
The history of Tuggerah Lake is as intriguing as its surroundings and can be discovered through the reports made by Captain Davis Collins, the first Governor of Tasmania. He indicates that the Lake was discovered while searching for Mary Morgan who was an escaped convict. She was believed to have been living with the natives and as the search progressed, Captain Collins notes the presence of a lagoon near Broken Bay which is believed to have been the Tuggerah Lake. It has been over two hundred years since its discovery but its natural beauty still amazes those that visit The Entrance
Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+