Victoria Falls and the Zambesi River

Just fabulous photos of the Victoria Falls and Zambesi River – places I have never been to but are now on my wish list.

Mountains and rivers

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Some years ago, I was in Harare, Zimbabwe, for a WHO meeting and took the opportunity to make a flying visit to Victoria Falls, about a one hour flight away. While it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is classified as the largest, based on its width of 1,708 metres (5,604 ft) and height of 108 metres (354 ft),[ resulting in the world’s largest sheet of falling water. Victoria Falls is roughly twice the height of North America’s Niagara Falls and well over twice the width of its Horseshoe Falls.

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I went on a boat trip on the Zambesi River above the falls. As we approached the falls, we could see the cloud of water vapour rising above the  falls. We went a bit closer, but not too close!  Apparently, there is a pool with a rocky rim right on the edge…

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About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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9 Responses to Victoria Falls and the Zambesi River

  1. lifelessons says:

    I had a queasy feeling just reading about your approaching the falls! I’d like to see them from a bit further away, but would love to see them!!!

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  2. I’ve been there. It’s breathtaking. We walked across the falls to the Devil’s Pool.

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  3. Charli Mills says:

    The power of that water is stunning!

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