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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

spoilt brat

much to my frustration the only way i can post blogposts at the moment is by emailing them to myself but hopefully these pics will make it through the cyber curtain.
i had a birthday recently and this is where i spent it - next to this most amazing river and waterfall; the river is still swollen with floodwaters, so the falls are really full and the spray visible from far. The Mosi o Tunya or Smoke that Thunders. lucky lucky me

21 comments:

Janelle said...

ah one of my fave places in the world...been going there since i was like three....it has Soul, baby, Soul! yes LUCKY YOU! xxx j

Val said...

the pics came through - tuddahhh!

you are so right Janelle - more soul than water maybe...
'waterfall' seems like an understatement though? xxxx

Kristin said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous pics. I'm so glad they came through! Sounds like a lovely birthday.

Miranda said...

Ooh great pics, and happy birthday!

pink dogwood said...

Happy Birthday!!!


A coincidence, but my friend sent me an email this morning showing slides of how some people go and swim in devil's pool. I thought it looked made up, but then she sent me this
http://www.snopes.com/photos/natural/devilspool.asp

just amazing.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

That is amazing.

Sandra Leigh said...

Omigod. I clicked on that Snopes link and looked at the photos. I'm sitting in my living room in Canada, and I've got goosebumps. I guess I'll never be a "radical tourist". Apart from the scary swimming stuff, though, I'll bet that was a beautiful place to spend your birthday, and I hope you had a great time.

Val said...

hi Kristin - thanks it was a fabulous day :-) that river is amazing!

Hi Miranda - thanks for the bday wishes x how are you doing?

Pink dogwood - Those pictures of Devils Pool are awesome!! aaagh- is that girl laughing or screaming?

Pseudonymous - indeed

xxxV

Val said...

Sandra your comment came thru as i was writing mine... yes goosebumps indeed...all those slippery rocks. Bet no-one is doing that swim now tho - so much water going over its incredible.

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Rob Inukshuk said...

Too stunning. I was just singing the praises of Vic Falls yesterday as I gazed over Niagara Falls - both truly awesome!

Lola said...

Happy belated birthday! What a stunning place to celebrate it. Smoke that Tunders, how beautiful is that name?

Ciao, lucky lucky you...

lakeviewer said...

Happy Birthday.

Val said...

Rob - your beautiful Niagara pics prompted me to post these!


Lola - many thanks! yes much more apt than 'Waterfall' - there is so much drama andpower in the entire zambezi river tipping over a ledge.

Lakeviewer - thank you :-)

xxxV

Janet said...

You lucky lucky lucky girl!
I haven't been to that area. . . . yet. It's one of my Places to Visit Before I Die.
Were you in a plane or microlight?

Fire Byrd said...

What a stunning place to celebrate your birthday, what a show the world put on for you.
Happy belated Birthday
xx

Angela said...

I have a picture of me at 22 years, standing in front of the Vic Falls, on our honeymoon trip. I thought there was water enough at the time! And then the thundering noise and the veil of foam - it was just marvellous. The whole Zambesi River is. And the Luangwa!

karen said...

gorgeous pics, Val, and lucky you indeed!

I loved the porcupine in your last post, so much!! xx

Siobhán said...

Wow!
Happy Birthday Val

Val said...

Janet - you HAVE to go soooon x

Fire byrd - thanks! it is an awesome place to spend a day - any day x

Angela - it is something you can never forget. I'd love to see that photo! x

Karen - welcome home! that porc is so so cool - just wish i could hug him..

Siobhan - thanks so much!

xxxV

Verily I go. said...

Always so much from you that overwhelms my reality. I love coming here. Happy Birthday!