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Dec. 28th, 2011 @ 01:37 pm Devil's Pool
I don't know what I am going to do with this blog. I haven't been active in awhile and, worse yet, I really haven't felt compelled to write. My last login was about 2 months ago before I started traveling. Maybe I will take it up again when I get back to Antarctica in 3 weeks.

But... I spent the past 2 months in Africa. It was an amazing time. I saw and experienced some amazing stuff. If I start blogging again I will share some of it but until then, I will give you a video I made of my visit to Devil's Pool at the top of Victoria Falls.

Devil's Pool is a small pool at the upper edge of Victoria Falls, on the Zambia side. Thanks to a hidden rock wall you are able to get in the water and swim to the edge before peering over. Think of it as a national infinity pool. It was a pretty awesome experience. Terrifying, yes. But amazing.

Enjoy (before youtube pulls the video for copyright infringement)!

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From:heatherbird
Date:December 28th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
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Very cool! What is the song in the video? It's stuck in my head now :)

I always look forward to your posts even if they are far between.
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From:mananath
Date:December 28th, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
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The song is Kids by MGMT. Good stuff!
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From:moofoot
Date:December 28th, 2011 07:00 pm (UTC)
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That is very cool! And I will always enjoy your posts, even if they're not as frequent as they used to be. I'd love to travel like you do, some day.
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From:schone_landmine
Date:December 28th, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
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As always, your post has transported me away, as if I was there myself! Great video! I do hope you will continue to post! I greatly enjoy them!
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From:schone_landmine
Date:December 28th, 2011 07:10 pm (UTC)
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P.S. Have safe travels & much enjoyment!
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From:adam_0oo
Date:December 28th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
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Suuuper cool. Did you ever get that pic of you hanging over the side?
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From:kishenehn
Date:December 28th, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
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Great stuff! I spent a day at Vic Falls a few years ago, but was nowhere near crazy enough to get in the water. :)
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From:coyotegoth
Date:December 28th, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
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WOW!
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From:deltachild
Date:December 28th, 2011 08:37 pm (UTC)
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Fantastic video. I'm sure you have just infected a few more people with the travel bug :)
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From:mamunia
Date:December 28th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
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that's awesome. i've seen videos like this before, but none right in there, from a pov. i got nervous just watching the jumping in, and the guys walking on the edge and taking pictures gave me such butterflies!
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From:amour_solaire
Date:December 29th, 2011 08:12 am (UTC)
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You don't always have to update regularly, especially if you're not feeling into it. But it's nice to have something like a little journal like this to share some special moments, even if they are few and far in between :) I always look forward to yours posts, and I don't mind if you don't update all the time, but as long as you update from time to time so we know you're still alive! I don't update my journal too often, but only when i really feel like it.

Nice video!! i'd like to see Africa one day. I've always wanted to go there.
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From:uberregenbogen
Date:December 30th, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
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Was wondering where you'd gotten off to the other day, when looking for your pics of the south pole marker to show my brother, and noticing how long it had been since you'd posted.

Great piece to break the lull with. :D
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From:allywest
Date:December 30th, 2011 05:17 am (UTC)
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looks awesome. I love waterfalls and was recently looking into visiting this part of africa!
hard to find the time to write when you are travelling! Just enjoy it!
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From:antarcticlust
Date:January 2nd, 2012 07:17 pm (UTC)
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Don't stop!

I've been away from LJ, too. I suspect that I'll start up again once I have to leave my friends and husband for a postdoc.
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From:Theresa Gilliland
Date:January 28th, 2012 09:50 pm (UTC)
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wow, very scary and exciting!!. Nice blog about living on the ice...I just started mine..theresaantarctica.blog.com....I still need to figure out how to post photos....and other such computer tech stuff....I am leaving for Denver in 3 days, and I am supposed to be on the ice 2/6/12, Any suggestions on packing??? I have my medical books that weigh about 50#...So how much clothes should I bring??? should I bring my cold weather mountaineer gear??? my plastic mountaineer boots??? I am used to packing for 3-5 days for a trip the mountains, thus only bringing what will fit in my pack....which includes my climbing gear....look forward to any suggestions you may have, your experiences where very helpful....thank you Namaste, Theresa...email: theresa@appliednoetics.com
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Date:April 30th, 2012 05:31 pm (UTC)
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Aren't there crocs and hippos in the zambezi? Is this a threat while swimming to devils pool?
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From:mananath
Date:April 30th, 2012 07:05 pm (UTC)
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there are but the current is way too strong at that point. Plus it was too deep for hippos.