The Merkja river in Iceland has several waterfalls along it’s length, Gluggafoss (Merkjafoss) in Southern Iceland near the town of Hvolsvöllur was one that I had an opportunity to visit. Gluggafoss meaning Window Falls, derives its name from the series windows that appear in the tunnels and grooves formed in the rock by the flowing water cascading gracefully down a series of steps totalling 120metres. Graceful is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the these falls and abstracts of it are my response to the prompt..
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After a what felt like a semi strenuous hike on a warm day in the Cederberg Mountains about 2 hours away from Cape Town, you arrive at a Waterfall. An absolute oasis emerges amidst the rocks and trees with Pure crystal clear Mountain water cascading down a waterfall filtered by some greenery and into a pool, before it makes it’s way down further through another gorge and smaller waterfalls along the way. It eventually makes it’s way to a pond downstram, which is a good couple of hundred metres lower in altitude (I suppose? it’s a pond, maybe a dam? it has a wall) and the water still looks as sparkling and pure as it was at the waterfall above. Pure is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the Waterfall and Pond are my response to the prompt….
The Cederberg mountains, 300km north of Cape Town, is known for its dramatic rock formation and San Rock Art. Dominated by sharply defined predominantly reddish sandstone rock formations, the area is renowned for its quality rock climbing routes. Summers are very hot and dry, whilst winters are wetter and cold. On a recent visit we were hiking in the area with temperature in the shade of 34deg C, and came upon a sign which pointed to a waterfall. The half hour hike through varying terrain finally arrived at what can only be described as an Oasis on such a hot day. A waterfall running down the red sandstone depositing into a sparkling mountain pool, just reward for for following the sign, and enduring the extreme temperatures.
Reward is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, images of the hike, waterfall, and pool are my response to the prompt.
Steady descent to a bridge crossing en route to a waterfall on hike in the vicinity of Robertson, north of Cape Town, this weekend. An abundance of Aloes, perfectly blended into the wonderful landscape. Descent is the prompt om the weekly Photo Challenge this week, images along the hike are my response to the prompt this week………
………..the journey continues…………….