Walking on Water at PitchLake 彼奇湖讓你在水上漫步

 

精英翻譯社轉自: https://paper.udn.com/udnpaper/POH0062/332671/web/

 

Visit this one-of-a-kind lake where you can really take a walk on the wild side. 
去參觀這座你真的可以在上面漫步的獨特之湖。

 

 When you think about going to a lake, you probably think about swimming or lying on a sandy beach to enjoy the sunshine. You would never dream about walking on the water. But that’s exactly what you can do at Pitch Lake in Trinidad, a body of water unlike any other. 

  你想要去一座湖時,也許會想到游泳或是躺在沙灘上享受陽光。你絕對不可能會想到要在水面上行走。但這正是你在位於千里達島上的彼奇湖可以辦到的事,這是一片與眾不同的水域。


  First of all, Pitch Lake doesn’t only contain water. It also has a mix of oil, clay, and tar called pitch. This sticky black goois extremely thick, but still a liquid. Even so, the mixture can be walked on. Move too slowly, though, and you might start to sink.

首先,彼奇湖並不只含有水。它也含有一種由油、泥土、以及柏油組成的混合物,稱為瀝青。這黑色黏糊糊的東西非常的稠,但仍是一種液體。即便如此,這個混合物卻可以讓人走在上頭。但是如果移動得太緩慢,你也許會開始往下沉。 


  The lake is huge, 100 acresin size, and it could be over 70 meters deep in some places. Rather than swimming and other water activities, the pitch is minedfor asphaltand sent around the world. It has been used to paveroads in over 50 countries to date. Experts say even if miningcontinues, the pitch could last for another 400 years. That means you’ve still got time to plan a trip there and see Pitch Lake in person.

這個湖很大,有一百英畝,在湖裡某些地方還可能深達七十多公尺。湖裡的瀝青並非被拿來游泳或是從事其他水上活動,而是被開採拿來當瀝青並送往全世界。目前為止,這些瀝青已經被五十多個國家用於鋪設道路。專家表示,即使開採活動不斷進行,這些瀝青還能夠再撐四百年。這表示你還有時間可以計劃到那裡旅行並親眼見識一番。 

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