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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day - Afternoon - Blue Nile Falls

 Itinerary Day 04: Lake Tana-Blue Nile Falls-Bahir Dar
After having lunch at the hotel, we will drive 35 KM to visit the majestic Blue Nile Falls. 30 KM after it exits Lake Tana, the Blue Nile plunges over a 45m-high face to form one of the most spectacular waterfall in Africa. Walking to the fall through the beautiful river gorge on the ancient bridge from the 17th century, and meeting the local people at the small villages on the way to the fall is also a great experience.

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 Our afternoon activity was visiting the Blue Nile Falls. This involved driving 35 kilometers, hiking along an ancient lava field – now used as pasture and agricultural land, fording the Blue Nile in a ferry, and – to get close...

 ...scrambling down a muddy hill and wet slippery rocks. In the rain. 

It was worth it. 

Back at the lodge I thought I'd throw a few casts off the rocky pier in the muddy water. 

 No luck. Yohanes thinks I should be using bait. He's probably right.

Editiors Note: I intend to pre-load and schedule automated blog posts with the daily itinerary for our Ethiopian adventure. For those interested, this may be an easy way to follow along. Since we will not have internet access for most of the trip, my hope is this will make it easier to add some pics and journal commentary if and when we run across an internet connection. If there are no pics or commentary, you'll just have to wait until we get back. We'll see how it goes. UPDATED

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