Cliffs like these bring shelter. It also corners victims, simplifying the hunt for the predator. There may be no escape from a flood after the occasional cloudburst. Many will still chance their luck here, as reflected by the richness of living diversity on show among bush and rock. It is home to many who could never consider an advanced notion such as a flat earth… with so much proof all around them that the earth is wrinkled.
The drift sand on the floor of such ravines may sometimes over-cover the bulbs of genera like Crinum, Brunsvigia and others. These plants would normally position their bulbs not more than 20 cm below ground. Here they could become thoroughly buried deeper than one metre, as flood water adds to the accumulation of covering. Still, they will annually send up a flower stalk, victorious blooms and some leaves, confirming good health.
Among all of this some indescribable beauty awaits the stroller who needs to make new memories.