Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Waterfall rainbow goodness

(Note: I couldn't decide which of these I liked best--so you get to vote in the comments--let me know!)

Victoria Falls!!!! It really is amazing. It is an odd type of waterfall in that instead of falling off of a cliff it falls into a crevasse. So, instead of seeing the falls from the bottom like you are used to, you stand across from it, at the same height as the top of the falls! It is pretty hard to see the whole thing as the rift fills up mist. The native name for the falls, in fact, is Mosi-oa-Tunya which means the Smoke that Thunders. You can see it from a long ways away (the land around there is VERY flat) and it really does thunder! There is enough mist that on the opposite side form the falls (where you view it from) it is actually a very small rainforest! To give you an idea of just how wet it is, check out Charles, our guide waiting for Cathy and me as we walked out to Danger Point.

2 comments:

Courtney said...

I'm not sure I can decide either--they're both so beautiful. The first has a really amazing rainbow, and the second captures the size of the falls. I'm so glad to have a chance to see it! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

screamofcontinuousness said...

I like the top one. Because it has the hint of another rainbow in it