Lacul Secu

Prior to moving to Romania I did my fare share of foreboding on whether or not I would be bitten by a snake if I went for a swim in a lake.

I know, this is really silly!

I am so glad that I left my fear behind because swimming in fresh water surrounded by mountains is so refreshing, beautiful and peaceful.

There are folk tales which make “Lacul Secu” even more interesting; it is said that this lake covers a drowned village whose villagers were forced from their homes during the Romanian Revolution. After researching, I see that the facts about the stories of this lake are not available online, but I did find images of other drowned villages here in Romanian and across the world. 

I have to say, my newly found discovery of “drowned villages” intrigues me. So, you can be sure, that I will do my best to visit another lake which covers a drowned village in the future. I will of course share the details of my findings when I do.  

I am curious, can you see the back of our heads bobbing in the water? The photo credit belongs to my Father-in-Law who cheered for us while we swam to the opposite side and back. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this post today. I hope to find out more about these lakes and mystical villages so that I can share more details with you as I learn them.

I hope that you have a wonderful weekend. 

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Christy 🙂

37 thoughts on “Lacul Secu


      Actually… that’s the “spooky” part of the folk tale. People said they know people who died because of it. But… I just enjoy the swim. It was so long ago and I was millions of miles away when it happened so… I really have no background with them. Lol. 🤷‍♀️

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