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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The lake of Salty Water

Have you heard of the Great Salt Lake? Yes, You are correct, it is in Salt Lake City.

Correct again- It is Salty like the sea.

Why? Because water comes in.. carrying traces of Salt and never leaves. Well, only by evaporation.

The high salt content is where Morton gets a large portion of their commodity. It is also where the most of the worlds brine shrimp supply, is found as they feed on the algae collected in the lake.

Brine shrimp eggs are often used to feed prawns. In larger shrimping areas.

The salt content also gives the lake the beautiful blue tones.

The lake has one island, Antelope Island, where many  protected Bison and Antelope still roam free. We did not visit that end of the lake on this day, however and I could not find my pictures.

My daughter and I spent a sweltering 24th of July on the shores. The 24th is our state founders day..Pioneer day.

It was a heat wave when we went.. but my daughter was not feeling well so we didn't take the plunge like these gulls.

We did stop by this land mark-
Once a beach resort this skeleton of a building is abandoned all but the gift shop and the swallows who nest in its eaves.
The salt content in the water makes the lake uninhabitable for fish but perfect for sailing.

If you are ever in Utah, make sure to make the stop,  you wont be disappointed.


  1. what beautiful pictures!!!!!!!! makes me want to visit!

  2. it looks like Spain or some other exotic place... Salt Lake starts looking really really exciting. I always wanted to see Bonneville.

  3. Truly a unique and beautiful place. Thanks for sharing.


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