Monday, January 30, 2017

Sesriem Canyon - A geological wonder!

Sesriem canyon on the Tsauchab river. Named by Afrikaaner settlers who needed six lenths of leather riem made of oxen skins tied together to draw water with a bucket. It is a natural canyon carved by water through the ages through layer apon layer of sediment deposits which eventually when deep enough were turned to stone which now form the walls of the canyon. Its a short pleasant walk come afternoon after visiting Sossus Vlei, a truely unique geological formation.

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