Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA on a summer night in 2020 – by Jeff Emtman

“The story I’ve heard (but not been able to confirm) about the naming of the region is that the name comes from French settlers who heard the indigenous people calling the lake something and decided it sounded like French, so they renamed it phonetically, hence Coeur d’Alene.  My understanding is that this phrase is essentially nonsense in French, but hey, carpe diem etc.  If I understand the maps correctly, the birds in this recording are on the reservation, but the jumping fish are not.  Anyways, it’s an intensely beautiful place and very calm if you catch it before the Ski-Doo bros wake up.”