The Sutton Salt Lake, not far from Middlemarch, is New Zealand’s only saline lake. During the heat of the summer, the water evaporates. There was no water when we visited and the partially dried lake bed smelled in the summer heat. It smelled pretty bad! I’ve mentioned the salt lake in several of the Middlemarch Mates books, but just in passing. It’s certainly an interesting place and according to the Department of Geology, it’s not as salty as the sea.
I’m visiting Sarah Ballance today and taking Emily Mitchell nee Scarlet with me. She’s telling us about all the reasons we should move to Middlemarch. Come on over and say hello.