I had never been to Eastern Brook Lakes or Serene Lake. Now I have. And I see no reason to ever go back. Boring scenery, mosquitoes, and a lack of birds would be the reasons. But hey, I've now bagged those lakes.
After that, I headed up the Little Lakes Valley. It had just as many mosquitoes, and even more people, but it was lovely. At the stream crossing before Long Lake, the crowd disappeared. No one wanted to get their feet wet. I pressed on and found a lovely spot to enjoy my lunch in solitude.