Saturday, December 31, 2011

Blue Nile Falls

When we hiked to see the falls it was the market day in the area and local residents were returning home with their purchases. It was humbling to be passed by old women carrying sheet metal, goats, and enormous loads of goods. Even barefoot and weighted down, everyone was able to speed past us nimbly. I guess living in the mountains helps you to keep in great shape!

The hanging bridge in the pictures is new. Prior to its installation a few months ago, residents and brave tourists crossed on a long log that somehow spans the two sides of the canyon. It's about the length of a city block. Wow.

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