There are some very bad places in this old world, but the trouble is that they are very pretty to look at. They don't look scary, but can be deadly if you aren't careful.
Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park
The Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park in Madagascar is one of the strangest places you’ll ever see. The entire park is composed of a forest of needle-like rock spires up to 120 meters high in some areas. The rock, formed by water eroding away the limestone, is razor sharp and provides a home to hundreds of species that aren’t found anywhere else on earth.
Visually the place is eerie enough, but it’s also very under-researched. In fact, few scientists ever travel deep into the forest, and only a handful have ever done it more than once.
A journalist for National Geographic describes how difficult it is to travel through the park: “We squeezed through passages, our pack straps catching on fingers of stone. We stemmed narrow ravines and nervously straddled fins that were like fences topped with broken class. The rock pierced our boots, leaving holes in the rubber. Usually we came over needle-sharp rises only to descend onto mats of thin soil covering yet more serrated rock. We’d carefully find our balance, then try to figure out what to do next.”
I think that this is one more place I'm staying out of...thanks just the same!
Coffee on the patio this morning. How about some strawberry cream cake?