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A little less than a year ago, I came to the large Kanya tapki after a rain and was met by the above – water everywhere, covering our tracks and making it impossible for my horse and I to cross.

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Today, the tapki lays dry, awaiting the new rains.

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Last week, my friend and I crossed the lake,

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…enjoying the view.

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The ground is really hard but there are a few human and animal paths with soft sand where the horses can walk without risking to stretch a muscle.

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Suddenly, both our mares stopped to lick the sand.

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Obviously, there were some very nice minerals in the soil on this particular place!

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Unusually camera friendly (as opposed to action-friendly), Sheba posed beautifully, “presenting” the dried like.

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Then she thought it was time to go!

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“Pretty, pretty please?”

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We crossed the dried lake (just a vast area of land!) and headed for the racetrack, where Sheba got to watch the game.

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Having had some rain recently, it might not be long before the dried-up tapkis fill up again.

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It’s amazing how one landscape can look so different,

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…but rain really changes everything!

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