Word-of-Day-Challenge-Epic

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epic

heroic or grand in scale or character.

I have head it said that ‘epic’ is…

 

 

…often overused and misused.

 

However These scars in the land,

indicating previous sites of the Victoria Falls…

…as they retreat up the Zambezi River

on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe

attest to the fact that this grand site

could definitely be described as ‘epic’.

Bottom left corner is the beginning

of the next site of Victoria Falls.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Epic

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Edge

 

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In 2014 while visiting Botswana we

came upon (during a side trip)

this fisherman standing too far

from the rock’s edge for my liking.

…but it does appear that he

does have a fish on his spear.

Widening the crop and he does appear

to be along way from the edge of the river.

Another crop and it’s not just running water

he needs to be aware of.

 

I added an pointer so he would be clearly visible…

fishing close to the edge of

Zimbabwe’s,

Victoria falls.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Edge

Tuesday-PC-Wk152-Wonder

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Although I do not have a photo to prove the fact,

I  did see the Northern Lights in August 1976.

Not a very colourful display but my Canadians friends

assured me it was the northern lights.

In May the same  year I visited Stonehenge also.

In 2016 I was able to add…

…the Colosseum to that list.

I still marvel that these pavers were laid nearly 2000 years ago.

Just imagine also the feet which have walk across here.

 

 

In 2014 we were…

 

…fortunate enough to visit…

…the Victoria Falls.

In April 2012 we spent a few hours…

out on the…

Great Barrier Reef.

I remember being little disappointed that we did not see

the colours often seen in movies/documentaries.

We were also told that a recent cyclone

had wrecked this section of the reef.

The comment left me wondering why we did not go

to  another, more attractive part.

After revisiting these photos I think my thoughts were a bit harsh.

All of these places of sites can be found on

an ‘Ancient’, ‘Natural’ or ‘New’ Wonders of the World search.

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FOWChallenge-Probability

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Looking at my first image…

you would are likely to think,

just a young bloke out fishing.

 

Then we see some white water and… 

the probability of him coming

to grief rise significantly…

at Zimbabwe’s

Victoria Falls.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Probability

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I know I declared last week a tough selection of words.

 However, this week it is the opposite end of the scale.  🙂

Nothing to dramatic about a fisherman

out to feed his family…unless…

the river is a bit wider than the first photo indicated…

and he was only a few metres from a waterfall.

 

And not just any waterfall,

but what is considered, by some,

to be the largest waterfall in the world

 

 

While they are not the widest waterfall

or the highest waterfall,

but with all dimensions taken into account,

including almost the largest flow rate,

they are considered to be

the biggest curtain of falling water in the world.

Surpassing the magnificent Niagara Falls and Iguacu Falls.

(Source: https://www.victoriafalls-guide.net/largest-waterfall.html)

Spanning 1,700 metres and varying from

70 to 108 metres in height and listed as one of

UNESCO’s seven natural wonders of the world

it is the ideal place to

‘go fishin’.’  🙂

Nearly forgot to add,

we visited in late September…the dry season

and there was only

the Devils Cataract and the Main Falls

with any quantity of water flowing over.

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