We have just got back from our trip to the wilder parts of Ethiopia in the Afar/Danakil region. It was an absolutely fabulous place and brilliant experience with an amazing group of people. I was a little dubious that I could fill three days and nights on an active volcano but I found it mesmerising and constantly changing. Getting back to normal life and reality is going to be difficult after this adventure!
Ode To Erta Ale
Erta Ale you are so fair With your golden pele's hair, Such a beautiful and mesmerising sight I wish I could stand here all night And take pictures of the changing light. Lava fountains of spectacular height, Splashing plumes of orange and yellow As you churn, grumble and bellow; We feel Earth's raw power and in awe Know that after three days we still want more. Erta Ale in your lava embers Such sights we will forever remember.