|The Blue Nile River|
It joins the White Nile from Uganda in Sudan to form the
Nile River that flows through Egypt
|The boat we took to cross over to Blue Nile Falls|
|If you look closely in the middle you will see a crocodile on the bank!|
|Another crocodile on another river bank!|
|Elder and Sister Tanner and Elder and Sister Wold|
on the Blue Nile River
|Blue Nile Falls|
|Blue Nile Falls from another angle.... (It actually|
looked a little more like the "Brown Nile" to us.)
can cross to other villages. It was built by the Swiss.
|A view from that bridge near|
the falls ~ a LONG way down!!
|This is our boat driver on Lake Tana. We had just visited the|
Monastery on the island behind us.
|These two cute kids followed us all|
the way from the road in town to
the banks of the Blue Nile. The little
girl made this pot with a lid out of clay
and was trying to sell it.
|The islands were green with lush|
vegetation that we walked through
to go to the monasteries.
|These girls passed us carrying their bundles|
|These are "chat" fields. They sell chat|
everywhere along the roadside in Addis
and Debre Zeyit. People chew it and
get "high" on it. (Funny that our mission
president's last name is Chatfield!!)
|These three women were on the path from the|
monastery on the peninsula, making beer, alcoholic
drinks and coffee to sell. They were disappointed that
we wouldn't drink any of it! : /
|These are coffee bean plants. We see them all over.|
|Inside the Debre Maryam Monastery Church|
|A Nun at the Monastery holding a book written|
in the 1600s
|The oldest monk on the island|
|The Ura Kidane Mihret Monastery on the Zege Peninsula|
|This is a hippo in Lake Tana! We saw it stick its head up|
three times but just BARELY caught it the last time!
|I took three more photos on the road from Bahir|
Dar on the way home just to show the variety
of scenery we saw.
|Here is the mouth of the Blue Nile where it|
comes from Lake Tana.
|Sunset on Lake Tana as we returned back to our hotel.|
|More scenery on the road from Bahir Dar to Addis|
|(At times we felt like we were driving through southern Utah!)|