2 July 2021 — Koruldi Glacial Lakes in Upper Svaneti near the town of Mestia

Our visit to Svaneti, a fairly remote region of northwest Georgia, lasted nine days. A trek to the higher reaches of the mountains around Mestia put us in touch with a luxuriant meadow of grasses and wildflowers in intense colors. This is a land that still has patches of snow in high summer; this is the land where the rivers begin.