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Leaving the big city, we flew north a few hundred miles into the highlands of Ethiopia, to Bahr Dar, on Lake Tana. Lake Tana is the biggest lake in the country and it is the source of the Blue Nile, which winds south and then west into Sudan, where it meets the White Nile in Khartoum.
After checking into our hotel we met our drivers and headed out to see the ...
Addis Ababa to Bahir Da
We were up early, 4 am for our 5am start, this was going to try everyone, no breakfast, no lunch, only stops would be for a pee break, it was estimated we should arrive in Bahir Dar about 8 pm
As was expected everyone got on the truck and went back to sleep, our 3 new comers jumped up on the beach and took it over, I had my usual spot, and just settled down
It wasn't until 10am we had our first stop, and we had to ask ...
Bahir Dar is at the southern end of Lake Tana. The lake has one outlet, the Blue Nile. The lake is often considered to be the source of the Blue Nile although in fact it must be one of the hundreds of rivers which run into the lake.
The Blue Nile leaves the southern end of the lake slowly, then falls precipitately over a 43 metre cliff in the Blue Nile Falls. This must have been a thrilling sight ...
Set off first thing and started to re - trace our route back to Bahir Dar. We got there with no problems and eventually found the Immigration office to renew our visa. Once more another problem, it seems that this office is not yet equipped to issue visa extensions and as such we have to go to Addis Abbaba to extend it. This is ...
... midnight - go figure that one out - will have to look up when it was actually built - but no internet just at the moment. Has been good earlier this morning as I sit in my tent typing this but disappeared at the moment.
So hot for the cyclists down within the depths of the bottom of the gorge, and also the steepest part of the climb I think. Came upon Andy and Merek who had found the heat all too much sitting at the side of thread waiting ...