Sunday, October 18, 2009

Devil's Pool

Mosi-oa-Tunya was dubbed "Victoria Falls" by David Livingstone in 1855 when he first came across it. Like Dr. Livingstone, we arrived during the dry season. Since the water level was low it allowed us to explore areas of the Zambian falls that were usually under rushing water. Instead of overwhelming mist soaking us to the bone we could see the cliff faces with sheer drops to the mighty Zambezi River below. The loud and impressive falls spill over only half of the gorge the other half was dry for the moment and we hiked along the edge. In only a few months time, tremendous amounts of water will be rushing over our footprints. After about a 30 minute walk along the boulders and through the creeks we approached the Smoke that Thunders. As we did a nice guy in khaki shorts approached us with an exciting offer. Before we knew it we were wading into the water.

5 comments:

foster said...

OMG! That was intense! Great to hear you describe it just moments after! Well done, fearless ones!

Athena said...

Woa will my Dad freak out when he sees this!!!! He'll be speechless and his mouth will be hanging open for minutes. (:
Gave a friend the Syrupsun link today after he expressed keen interest.
Glad y'all are having SUCH a wonderful time!
Love you two, AthenaBean

Athena said...

Woa will my Dad freak out when he sees this!!!! He'll be speechless and his mouth will be hanging open for minutes. (:
Gave a friend the Syrupsun link today after he expressed keen interest.
Glad y'all are having SUCH a wonderful time!
Love you two, AthenaBean

biddy said...

wasn't it cold? What fun and scarey.Have a great new Year, my dear!

biddy said...

That jump was scarey;I wish i had been there. Happy New year,my dears!