Bring on the beast...
Trip Start Apr 29, 2006
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Iguazu falls is the type of phenomenon that belittles you entirely - makes you feel supremely crushable, insignificant, powerless - as you watch the ferocious, mystifying and utterly astounding energy of the falls - water seemingly with a purpose, a knowledge of its existence and its own magnificence
- really old land
- heaps and heaps of waterfalls
- really massive waterfall system
- a fuckload of water
There's only so much I can rave about the beauty of the falls of Iguazu. It's not something that can be described - particularly by one as inarticulate as I. It's not the type of scene that can be done justice by photographs or video - it's majesty not properly portrayed in any 2 dimensional format. Perhaps a pop up book would do. The falls are something that requires the complete, physical experience - absorbing not only the incredible, enveloping sight of the falls, but the pulsating sound of the sheer weight of water, the vibration of its constant collapse, the refreshing spray floating, rising, in the Iguazu breeze. After 2 days walking both the Argentinean and Brazilian sie of the falls, you get a great understanding of the entire water system of the area - your perspective constantly shifting - the circuit superior, circuito inferio, paseo dela giganta del diablo, la trihla del diablo, each leading you to magnificent views of the different falls - being soaked at the foot of the beast, or seeing the awe-inspiring giganta del diablo from afar, numerous falls - the accompanying acts - in the foreground - until the complete picture is formed
I really don't think that it is the kind of thing that can be describefd You have to experience it. Indeed - everyone should 'bring on the beast'...
So, to the Top 5. Well, being surrounded by such a vast volume of water for these last few days, it has been hard not to think about water in a different way - appreciate it from a different perspective. This got me thinking about how amazing water was. Which got me thinking about all the crazy and brilliant things you could do with water. Here are the Top 5 that I came up with:
5. Put it in a bucket. Chop up some celery, brussel sprouts and pumpkin, heat it on the stove, on high, for 17 minutes, pour it over your arch-nemisis.
4. Add some dye, preferably green or blue. Put it in a super soaker water pistol. Then kick your arch nemisis on the knee cap.
3. Turn it into optimus prime.
2. Pick the olives out and then play lacrosse with it.
1. Put it in a can and seal it. Open the can in 22 years and see what's inside.
I'm leaving Argentina. To January River...