Monday, 4 February 2013
Sketches of Victoria Falls
When I first reached Victoria Falls there was so much water that we couldn't see a thing - just a cloud of mist that soaked us to the skin.
These quick sketches were executed on the Zimbabwean side in the Victoria Falls National Park.
I'd reached the town by train and was enchanted by the railway station.
This is of the bridge that spans the Zambezi Gorge.
Perhaps the most exciting thing was canoeing down the Zambezi towards the great waterfall. We pulled up our green canoes on one of the islands in the middle of the river and walked across the rocks to peer over the very lip of the falls. Despite the roar of the water, which was so loud we could hardly hear each other's voices, we set up camp under palm trees, building a fire to cook an evening meal.
We were guests of Ben Parker who was running Tongabezi Lodge. They have a panoramic shot of Livingstone Island and a number of fabulous photographs on their website, which gives you the feeling of being there.