Sunday, December 17, 2006

Crater Lake

At the end of the trip we took a detour to Foumbot, where we hiked up 300+ stairs to view the crater lake. After huffing and puffing up the stairs, we finally came across a magnificent view of blue waters and high cliffs dotted with palm trees. The drivers told us that they believed the waters were cursed because if you try to throw a rock in the water, you will never see it touch. They say it disappears because of witch craft. We did throw many rocks into the lake and never saw one touch.

A few boys and girls from the local village ran up the stairs as our escorts. They probably accompany all the people who want to take a trip up to the lake. Or, maybe they just needed an exscuse to take in the lovely view.


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