We tipped out of the bus and bimbled
up the path to the café, here we paid out entrance fee of 15 Q, shared amongst
the villagers who act as rangers for the falls.
Take every picture twice to get
everyone in. From left to right. Marlo, Larry, Duncan,
Dorothy hiding Brian, villager collecting fees, Bruce
our unofficial guide, we met on the bus and Bear.
A little way from the entrance we were
following a path that ran next to the river, complete with ladies doing the washing
Which gave the
children chance to come and say hello to us
Ten minutes later we could see steam
coming off the river. The intense heat has bleached the
rocks on the riverbank. Not expecting anything to be able to live in the
hot water we were surprised to see white anemone-type creatures. Interesting plants and trees in the surrounding
Our first look at the falls, several steep steps and we were
Trees clung at
impossible angles beside the falls. Great to see
families enjoying a day out. Bruce told us to
change, a local would watch our stuff. If we climbed behind the far bank we
could take a mud bath and rinse in the upper hot pool.
Much giggling as we all changed into bathers. Duncan nominated to be ‘towel
supervisor’ and in we went
water and the really hot falls made for some
Dorothy took a
picture of us – thank you D
Whilst we tucked into sandwiches the locals enjoyed their food. I shuddered at the dried
‘U-bend’ fish sagging as it got moist.
The sulphur “did” for Larry’s new river shoes, sadly binned there and then - on
their very first outing.
One final look at
the steaming falls before heading down to the bus stop to visit the
ALL IN ALL SUCH HOT