Inspiring herself with another great post about Rome today, Ailsa (of Where’s My Backpack?) has come up with Rivers as her Travel Theme this week. This is particularly appropriate, since the A to Z Challenge letter for the week is ‘R‘ and the Daily Post‘s Photo Theme is On the Move, and rivers obviously never stop moving (otherwise they’d be called lakes!).
Like most born tourists, I’ve got photos of a hundred different rivers. But the first to come to mind when I read Ailsa’s post were a pair of watercourses that both claim to be the Shortest River in the World. The first is the River Aril, which flows into Lake Garda in northern Italy, in the foothills of the Alps, and is only 175 metre long (574 metres).
Speaking of photogenic, you’d be hard pushed to beat the Neva River as it flows through St Petersburg, Russia (see Baltic Adventures: Part II).
Or the underground river of Río Secreto, which I coincidentally wrote about in my post called Mexican Underworld earlier this week.
I’ve been fascinated by glaciers since I first came across them. Since then I’ve driven onto one (the Athabasca Glacier) in a massive Ice Explorer in Jasper National Park, Alberta…
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