|Now THAT'S a tree|
|The Grizzly Giant sequoia tree|
|Half Dome mountain |
on the right
|El Capitan. Look to the right,|
and down and in about a cm,
|Yep, there are climbers|
on that mountain. Crazy buggers!
|Zabriskie Point. Elizabeth said|
it looked like a Cadbury Top Deck
|Rhyolite ghost town|
|Badwater Basin 90m below|
Pan of Dante's View
Finally we headed off for the 8 hour drive to the Grand Canyon. Your breath is taken away when the canyon first comes into view and it does not seem real, it seriously looks like a 2D painting, very surreal. Whether while walking along the many kilometres that make up the rim or while taking one of the many trails down into the canyon, you just cannot get enough of the ever changing view.
|Taking a walk down the|
|Friends met along the way|
This first taster of the changing American landscape was much more varied and interesting than we expected and has created the desire to see more. I hope you enjoy the pictures as I enjoyed taking them.
Pan of the Grand Canyon
Note: As I post this Hurricane Sandy has just devastated the east coast of the United States. You have a beautiful country and the people have been very friendly and helpful to us during our visit. We wish all of you good luck in rebuilding and restoring your lives to normality.