Pole to Pole
Day 79: Bahir Dar
The sky is darkening over the lake this afternoon, and it looks as though we shall have our third storm in three days in Ethiopia. But the wood collectors still cross the water in their distinctive narrow papyrus boats. These delicate, insubstantial craft also service the islands of the lake, about twenty of which contain monasteries. Some of these are closed off to the outside world; many more will only allow men to land.
The storm does not come today, but the low dark clouds make Lake Tana even more mysterious and secretive.
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- Country/sea: Ethiopia
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