July through September, 2015

We stayed several days at Victoria Falls on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Since news from home had many stories of forest fires we were concerned to see what appeared to be a large forest fire miles up the rail line as we approached our terminus. It soon occurred to us we were actually seeing the mist from Victoria Falls. The falls is over one mile across, so it is difficult to appreciate the magnitude of it except from high in the air. Unlike most falls, one does not view it from the bottom since it falls into a deep, narrow chasm. Therefore one views it from across the chasm at the same level as the top. For most of the year it would be suicidal to enter the chasm; the remainder of the year it would unpleasant at best.

Where: 17.924040S 25.84985E Facing: E