Lava Columns

21 02 2011

When we have the opportunity, we enjoy getting out of the city and exploring different areas here. On Saturday (19 Feb) we headed out with a group of friends to explore an area known for columns of lava (basalt). A caravan of baturi (white people) passing through villages draws a lot of friendly attention, and as soon as we parked and began walking down to the riverbed, we drew a crowd of children who walked along with us the entire time. Some of the older ones spoke English, and several in our group speak Hausa, so they talked with us, sang songs for us, enjoyed being part of pictures, and before long were holding hands with the women and girls in our group.

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12 responses

2 04 2011
carrie cabe

Hello Paynes, Loved the update. I totally agree the only good snake is a dead snake. Take care while your out there in the bushes.

22 03 2011
Cousin Wanda

I noticed in pics that the water always appears muddy. No chrystal clear deep blue?? I imagine it is charasteristic of the area. Is this true? Where do you go swimming?

19 03 2011
joslibrarian

It’s ALL God’s country…and with God ALL things are possible…things we dream of, and things so far beyond our dreams. Five years ago I never imagined that this is where God would lead us!

19 03 2011
Wanda Forrest

The land appears very interesting with many places to investigate and enjoy. What a way to live !! Doing Gods work in Gods Country. You all have the life I only dream of…. Bless you

28 02 2011
joslibrarian

Ummmm….they were formed by volcanic activity! =;o) This is basalt similar to what we have in the Columbia Gorge, so I’m assuming is has to do with their composition, lower liquid temp and slower cooling rate.

26 02 2011
Shirley

How were the lava columns formed? I think of you often, pray for your safety, and love you very much.

24 02 2011
Wanda Forrest

Just wanted to say thank you for sharing these dynamite pics !!! I love to see them arrive… Looks like a beautiful and interesting country… Pls keep pics coming…

22 02 2011
Marian Kallicott

Thanks for sharing! I agree with you~a dead snake is a good snake=)

22 02 2011
joslibrarian

The “rule” here is assume any snake is poisonous and better off dead (like this one)!

21 02 2011
Clem family

What interesting pictures, thanks for posting them! 🙂 Wondering if the snakes are poisonous. We’re sure getting excited for you to come home this summer. love, Jennifer

21 02 2011
joslibrarian

It is outside of Riyom…up a paved road to a dirt road that narrows to a single rough track that requiring that your vehicle has some good ground clearance…definitely have to go with someone who knows the way!

21 02 2011
Rick

Very interesting! Where exactly (closest town) is this?




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