Sunday, February 12, 2012

Hennops River Crossing

Before crossing this flooded river ourselves, we stopped to take some pictures but soon noticed that on the right bank there were some lit colored candles, their flames quivering in the peaceful afternoon breeze.  We watched a few vehicles crossing back and forth until this vehicle, which stopped next to us, asked where we were from and did we know about the shooting the previous week at this very spot - no, we didn't!

We immediately scrambled back into our vehicle and crossed the river amazed and saddened at what we had just learnt.  We have been here often in the past years doing exactly what we had been doing, innocently take pictures and looking around...  (see the picture below, taken just a short distance up the road)

Merle.  Canon 5Mk 2.  Canon 17-40mm L