Men often compete with each other for the object of their affections, sometimes to the point where their rivalry escalates into physical battle.
Rarely, if ever, is there evidence of those of the male species sharing the same object of their love, and yet living in harmony with each only focusing on doing what’s best for their love.
But Phelon Caesar, Colin Hales and Carl Arthur, are living proof that men can love the same object and share the same dreams without conflict.
The love these young men share is the picturesquely beautiful blue lake aback of their homes at South Amelia’s Ward, Linden.
As a matter of fact, these guys are so remarkably unselfish with their love, that they are willing to share her with the rest of Guyana, and by extension the entire region.
One might ask, well how are they going to do that? And these guys would answer in unison—’make it into a tourist resort!’
This has been the dream of these three friends for as long as they can remember, and they are determined to somehow make it a reality.
Colin, the most articulate of the three, remarked candidly during an impromptu interview, “I personally think that this lake and the scenery are more beautiful than any you could find anywhere in Guyana or the Caribbean for that matter!”
And many Lindeners who flock there during the holidays to swim, fly kites, or simply bask in the ambience of this potential tourist destination would unequivocally reiterate those very sentiments.
Nonetheless, many Lindeners have taken these blue lakes for granted. Some of these blue lakes have been around even before bauxite sales from Guyana began plummeting on the world market.
Located just off the highway at Amelia’s Ward, this particular lake is probably the largest and most popular of the blue lakes in Linden.
All the lakes were formed after bauxite mining was discontinued in certain areas. The lakes are really craters that were dug to access the precious ore-bauxite.
Over time, these abandoned pits filled with rainwater, which reflected the blue skies, hence the blue lakes. Our three friends are convinced that ‘their Blue Lake,’ is the best of the rest, with huge tourism potential, and they guard this ‘treasure’ zealously, not in the least bashful in displaying their territorial proprietorship.
Such is their conviction of the potential of the lakes as a tourist attraction, that they are prepared to act as tour guides and/or lifeguards for any visitors to this facility.
And there is probably none better equipped than these three, who have spent almost their entire lives swimming in the lake or simply relaxing amongst the fat pork shrubbery, a small pink fruit, that grows abundantly, around the perimeters of most of the lakes in Linden.
The friends even boasted that this particular lake has had the least ‘drownings’ of all the other water holes in Linden, because of their timely interventions and alert supervision of youths who go swimming there.
And to ensure easier access to the lake, our three friends have equipped themselves with two boats, which they use to ferry persons across the Kara Kara Creek, which runs parallel to the lake and is only separated from it by the ‘dyke’.
When one considers the love affair that has existed between this trio and their lake over the years, it would be easy to assume that any plans they have for this pristine natural resort, could only be fabulous!
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