I crossed the ravines with minimal casualties and began to feel that I had 'done well so far', but with a subsiding confidence in the accuracy that I was achieving.

Then, I found evidence of Viet Cong activity in the area - I did check for remains, but there were none to be seen...

Eventually, I emerged from the tree line - and decided to remember the Dead Bush, in case I needed to find my way back in, if I had to wander about along the ridge to find the lake.

At this point, it was necessary to determine a line to follow over the heather, in the hope of getting close enough to the lake to see it.

As I started to approach the summit of the ridge, I was deciding that I must have passed the lake by now, and it 'should' be somewhere on my left.

Then.

In less than perfect weather, you could easily walk into it.