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We know that God is everywhere; but certainly we feel his presence most
when His works are on the grandest scale spread before us.
Charlotte Bronte

This picture gives me an idea of what it must have been like for Cabeza de Vaca when, in 1541, he became the first European to gasp at this astounding vista. It has a wild, primeval feel to it that allows one to recapture some of the awe and fear of that bygone age, tempered by the contemporary pontoon boat, of course. The Iguazu River runs for 745 miles along a plateau before reaching reaching a series of faults that turn it into this semicircular thundering wall of water and mist. Iguazu Falls ranks among the world's monumental sites to see, along with such superstars as Grand Canyon, Machu Picchu, and Mt. Everest.

There are three great waterfall systems in the world: 1) Iguazu in South America, 2) Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River of Africa, and 3) Niagara Falls, on the border of Ontario, Canada and Niagara Falls, New York. Some would include Angel Falls of Venezuela since it drops an astounding 3000 feet, though its volume is a trickle compared to the other three.



© Danny Kimberlin 2015