Thursday, January 24, 2008

TORsday 13 - Jan 24 - 2008

My 13 this Thursday is from The Iguazu Falls on the Frontier between Argentina and Brazil. All pictures taken first week of December 2007. I will come back to more details about the trip and the surroundings and sad facts about the Rainforest. You my look at this as a teaser. OK?

1 - Walking in the Rainforest, you can hear a noise. And suddenly ----

2 - Wow - what is this?

3 - Closer and closer

4 - Very close - you can even come here in a wheel chair.
5 - Here the River starts falling down into the Cataratas de Iguazu - Foz do Iguazo

6 - Water everywhere - it's incredible large
7 - Waterclouds
8 - Rainbow
9 - Impressive

10 - Close and wet - haha - very refreshing
11 - These birds lives only in the Iguazu Falls. Their body temperature force them to stay inside the falls - but they need food and fly out to catch insects. But they can not stay outside for many minutes. Enlarge to watch.

12 - Can we come closer?

13 - Yes, on the Iguazu River in Boat (that's another story)
..... More to come (about the sightseeing options and the Riverboat tour)
PS. This was originally meant to be posted under "Cyber Cruises" - but that meme has moved to Word Press. I'm not there yet. How to find out more about it, go to Mrs Lifecruiser

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Blogger Fleur de Lisa said...

I can only imagine the sound of the water there, Tor. Such lovely photos. I am amazed at the beauty.

January 25, 2008 12:35 am  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

Oh now looks incredible!
What great pics. Thanks for sharing..

And well I'd love to meet up too, but don't worry. Life will take it's course when we finally meet!

P won't be coming with me either.. But I'll be around with my girlfriend!

January 25, 2008 2:45 am  
Blogger Maribeth said...

That is so impressive! And I thought Niagara Falls was special! Ha!
I have really enjoyed these pictures Tor!

January 25, 2008 3:29 am  
Blogger Ex-Shammickite said...

WOW that is bigger and better and probably LOUDER than Niagara Falls!

January 25, 2008 3:06 pm  
Blogger lime said...

what beautiful pictures. what an interesting thing about the birds. i never would have imagined.

January 25, 2008 7:42 pm  
Anonymous Lifecruiser said...

Ah, yes, remembering it as it were yesterday. You'll never forget such an impressive waterfall. Niagara is tiny.

Sorry you couldn't announce it as a Cyber Cruise post but don't worry, I'll write something about it there. Right now Caledonia has an invitation to Burns Supper going there!

(Sorry I'm late here, but Mr L got the stomach flu yesterday and is still ill and need some service and I'm just waiting to get it too...)

January 25, 2008 8:02 pm  
Anonymous Debbie said...

Tor I love waterfalls and am just wowed by this beautiful one. The birds are really fascinating! Can't wait for the full story! Sounds really interesting! Your pictures are just fabulous!

January 25, 2008 10:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stunning photos, Tor! That place is incredibly beautiful and all the more reason to protect it!

January 25, 2008 10:16 pm  
Anonymous RennyBA said...

What lovely pictures from a breath taking nature adventure - so close to the elements and so refreshing - thanks so much for sharing this with us and I'm looking forward to see and hear more!

January 25, 2008 10:16 pm  
Anonymous SwordMama said...

The air must be so pure there! It is so amazing! It must have been a blast to go on a boat right by the falls. I'd love to go there! Gorgeous pictures!

January 26, 2008 2:06 am  
Anonymous chase said...

Incredible photos and I really like looking at those waterfalls wondering if I could swim there hehehehe

January 26, 2008 3:55 am  
Blogger ghee said...

a teaser?hehe,you are really a great one!! :D

what a place!magnificent!!this place is a good one to contemplate..,to soul search and to get away from stresses.

i can almost hear the rustling of the water...

thanx for sharing,Tor!!


January 26, 2008 4:49 am  
Blogger eastcoastlife said...

Wow! This is an awesome place and the photos are just too beautiful! I have to put it down as my dream holiday destination.

January 26, 2008 4:51 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

Wow ! I am impressed (my mouth is still open) that is very very beautiful ! Far more impressive then the Niagara falls !
When I saw the picture of Ingelin and you I thought you have the same nose ! (at least on this picture, lol)

BTW try to get in to the Cruiser Blog it is easy (once you know it) I sweared for a while, but now I am in too, and proud I have managed it ! Slowly slowly the others are following. and we had such a nice party in Scotland with Caledonia.

January 26, 2008 7:09 am  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Wow, wonderful magnificant falls, and great photos, too, Tor.

I've been very lax over the last week, but hooray! I've actually posted today...don't faint!

I look forward to see more photos from your trip.

January 26, 2008 9:39 am  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Wow, wonderful magnificant falls, and great photos, too, Tor.

I've been very lax over the last week, but hooray! I've actually posted today...don't faint!

I look forward to see more photos from your trip.

January 26, 2008 9:39 am  
Blogger Ginnie said...

WOW! It looks like one of the great wonders of the world, Tor. And YOU got to see it! Thanks for showing so many photos of the falls!

January 26, 2008 3:09 pm  
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

So majestic! Way better than our Niagara Falls even!
Would not want to canoe over or even near these!

January 26, 2008 5:01 pm  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Fantastic pictures Tor....This place is Majestic! And Magnificent! Remarkable, to say the least!

January 27, 2008 11:36 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those pictures just take my breath away! I look forward to hearing more :)

January 27, 2008 4:02 pm  
Blogger Shionge said...

Looks like paradise Toraa :D

January 27, 2008 4:34 pm  
Blogger TorAa said...

@to you all: Yes, these falls are amazing. A real wonder. And Captain Lifecruiser do know.Great P.
What's is most amazing, here in Norway, people have heard about Niagra and Victoria Falls, but Iguazu? What's that. Angel Falls (Venezuela), highest in the World, yeah, we have heard about that.

January 27, 2008 6:23 pm  
Anonymous claudie said...

Vraiment c'est magnifique Tor! J'imagine le sentiment que l'on doit ressentir face à ce fabuleux spectacle! Si petit devant une nature si grandiose.

February 01, 2008 11:07 pm  

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