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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Lake Victoria - Nyanza

Carpe Diem #806 Lake Victoria

Inspiration text in full can be found here.

Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes. The lake was named after Queen Victoria by the explorer John Hanning Speke, the first Briton to document it. Speke accomplished this in 1858, while on an expedition with Richard Francis Burton to locate the source of the Nile River.....

The following is copied from Wikipedia:

Geological cores taken from its bottom show Lake Victoria has dried up completely at least three times since it formed.[8] These drying cycles are probably related to past ice ages, which were times when precipitation declined globally.[8] Lake Victoria last dried out 17,300 years ago, and it refilled beginning about 14,700 years ago. Geologically, Lake Victoria is relatively young – about 400,000 years old – and it formed when westward-flowing rivers were dammed by an upthrown crustal block.[8]

Our host's haiku:

clear cool night
the pale light of the full moon
ripples on Lake Victoria

© Chèvrefeuille

a mystic sound
Nyanza whispers her name
African night breeze

©  Janice 'petra domina' Adcock

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 


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