Awe and Wonder

I have seen many splendid things in my life but nothing yet that can compare to the awe and wonder of Iguazu Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. After seeing Antarctica earlier this month, I didn’t think there would be anything else that could take my my breath away; then we flew to Iguazu. 275 falls over 2.7 km, Iguazu Falls reach a height of 82 m (269 feet). Here is a video of the Devil’s Throat

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We were blessed to have perfect weather for most of our day at the falls and spent 7.5 hours taking in all the sights. These images can not really convey the immense volumes of water that flow over the falls each and every minute of the day. We were hot and sweaty and our calf muscles felt like they were turning to steel, but we were too exhilarated to care. A good way to cool off is to to take a jet boat to the base of the falls. No matter what rain coat you wear, you’ll still get drenched as the boat hovers beneath a curtain of water from the cascading falls. A pure adrenaline rush. A video of our ride is available here.

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The National Park is also home to a wide variety of wildlife. Butterflies proliferate, fluttering from one person to the next.

Crazy Ring-tailed Coati try to rob any unsuspecting tourists of their lunch.

And cheeky monkeys entertain the crowds with their cute antics.

All in all, we were totally awestruck by our day at Iguazu Falls and encourage everyone to include it in their bucket list.

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2 thoughts on “Awe and Wonder

  1. Susan you still excel, I feel as if I am there. I did get to be drenched by the Niagara Falls!
    Exhilarating….You two `enjoy the moment’ That is what we work for all our lives, love Kay

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