Autumn escapes

All the colors are changing during autumn time. The photo was taken in the  lake Voulkaria  in the north-western part of Aitoloakarnania prefecture and southwards of the entrance to the Amvrakikos Gulf, Greece. This is an important site for breeding and passage waterbirds and is protected by the Ramsar Convention on wetlands along the Amvrakikos Gulf.

According to Greek Travel Pages this lake is probably the remnant of a lagoon covering the valey of Paleros during the Homeric period. This lagoon is referred to as having been a saver for the Queen of Egypt Kleopatra, as a result of its shallowness. After Kleopatra’s defeat by the Romans in the naval battle of Aktion in the year 31 A.D. and chased by her enemies, she managed to cross with ease in her light-built ships via the shallow canal of Paleros, while the heavily armed Roman ships were obstructed by the bed of the canal. The name of the canal, the "Mole of Kleopatra" has been kept as a memory ot the Queen’s crossing.