Ethiopia, April-May 2012:

Mekele-to-Lalibela-to-Debark trek (page 9 of 17)

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Arriving at Bilbela

Resuming our trek:

As we had bought more food in Lalibela, we hired two donkeys to carry some of our bags.

Looking for water:

From now on, finding reasonably good water has become increasingly more difficult.

Old shepherd

My camp at WP #16

Dusk at WP #16:

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Dusk at WP #16

Sunrise at WP #16

Leaving WP #16

Morning light near WP #16

Looking for water

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Woman:

We encountered many people with goiters due to iodine deficiency.

Between WP #16 and #17

Gorge of the Mari river

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Looking for water in the gorge

A beautiful hamerkop nest

The small Mari hamlet (WP #17)

Large euphorbia tree at WP #17:

Contact with its milky sap must be avoided as it may cause painful irritation of the skin. Contact with eyes may cause blindness.

Setting up our camp in Mari hamlet:
This hamlet people were particularly friendly.

People of Mari


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