I can't help it. Every once in a while (or more often than I'm admitting), I'll just have nonstop, everything pink on the brain. So today, I'm going to throw up all sorts of pink on you. Enjoy!
You can blame it all on this find. I mean, a pink lake?? And one with a high salt content similar to that of the Dead Sea? We're talking effortlessly floating in bubblegum paradise. Come on, people. You see where the trigger started now? I'm not apologizing for it. No way, no how. I LOVE PINK.
Situated north of the Cap Vert Peninsula in Senegal, northeast of Dakar, Lake Retba, or as the French refer to it Lac Rose, is pinker than any milkshake you’ve ever come face to straw with.
And once you see it, you too will agree that a sippy straw may be in order over a boat.
Experts say the lake gives off its pink hue due to cyanobacteria, a harmless halophilic bacteria found in the water.
If the color weren’t enough to make you smile, it should be known that Lake Retba has a high salt content, much like that of the Dead Sea, allowing people to float effortlessly in the massive pink water. In fact, Lake Retba has an almost one and a half times higher salt content than the Dead Sea.
And it begins...
Ok, I could go on for days. I guess I'll just give you a little taste. Man, pink fever will getcha. Who knows, maybe tomorrow chartreuse?