I'm glad you finally got to get into the basin. It is as lovely as any place I've been in my life. Did you happen to go swimming in the lake? The water is surprisingly warm...though not so early in the morning;)
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."