Feeling better heat is still on though
Trip Start Oct 23, 2009
94Trip End Mar 17, 2010
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Peterpan guest house
Got to the falls teh prices had increased by 50% since the guide was printed. Crazy every price in the guide is wrong by 50% and in the wrong sense. Anyway we went in the heat was already building up and I still wasn´t feeling in tip`top condition. We learnt that the Island at the bottom of teh falls was closed for visit due to high water level. This was unfortunate as normally you could swim around from the island. Anyway we started by exploring the ´superior´ track which runs along the top of the falls for a good quarter of the width. Even before seeing our first fall we could here the thundering noise grow as we closed in to the area. Arriving at the first fall we were greeted by some Coatie (local mamals that live on the cliff fronts here) scavvenging around but quickly ran away as yet another hurd of tourists trampeded along. We waited for them to part and then got to our first fall. Breathtaking to say the least. We were over the top of the falls with the water hurrying from underneath us and plunging down - the view was astonishing. We continued along het superior track (see photos underneath) and then headed off to the lower track.
After we went to the bottom part. Where inbetween hords of tourists we managed to take nice pictures and enjoy the scenary. The temparture was yet again an astonishing 36/37 oim the shade. Getting used to this heat is really hard it is exrteme. This is why when the opportunity arose to get soaked I jumped on it. The photo on agathes blog where I am right infront of a wall of water was exactly that opportunity. Hehe. We contionued our tour of the lower track (see photos underneath). We then decided to sit down and have lunched (we had packed some cream cheese and some bread as it had been told that everything was overpriced at the falls);
We sat down for lunch and within a couple of minutes we crossed a Caotie, a large black and white warran and a 1m long green snack and all this without moving. Needless to say agathe refused to sit downafter seeing the snake and was hardly confortable. lol. After lunch we decided to head to the final track, to the 'Devils Throat'. Opting for a 2.5km walk at the place of waiting for the little train we nearlyu died of heat stroke but crossed a multitude of yellow butterflies, which was really out of this world. Finally arriving to teh devils throat track we had another 1km passerel walk over the river to the middle where lay the most impressive of the falls. The roaring grew to tremendous roars as we arrived. The falls here were incredible, the power unleashed here just unmeasurable, unfortunatly due to all this teh bottom of the falls were undistinguishable.
On our way back we saw a turtle chilling out just less than 100m away from the genormeous falls (see below). Got home and chilled out aroudn the rereshing pool.