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.
Today, the tapki lays dry, awaiting the new rains.
Last week, my friend and I crossed the lake,
…enjoying the view.
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.
Suddenly, both our mares stopped to lick the sand.
Obviously, there were some very nice minerals in the soil on this particular place!
Unusually camera friendly (as opposed to action-friendly), Sheba posed beautifully, “presenting” the dried like.
Then she thought it was time to go!
“Pretty, pretty please?”
We crossed the dried lake (just a vast area of land!) and headed for the racetrack, where Sheba got to watch the game.
Having had some rain recently, it might not be long before the dried-up tapkis fill up again.
It’s amazing how one landscape can look so different,
…but rain really changes everything!