Lake Awassa

 

Lake Awassa is a fresh water lake located 270 km south of Addis Ababa. It is 9 x 16 km, and there are six different fish
species and many birds, like storks and pelicans, sea eagles, herons and ibis. We spent many weekends at Lake Awassa.

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We stayed at a hotel that consisted of bungalows like these.

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At the hotel with Annette, our son Erik and our good friend Andy Woods, then the elementary
principal at the International Community School in Addis Ababa. The picture was taken in 1984.

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There were many young boys who helped to cleaning the nets and the fish.

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Amora Gedel where the fisherman landed their catch.

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It was a popular place for both pelicans and storks.

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Marabou storks

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Traditional horse cart as taxi. In the foreground hammerhead birds, also very common at lake Awassa.

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It was common to feed the pelikans, and something the pelikans expected.

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Reflections of the pelicans.

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Marabou storks

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Sea eagle

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Ibis

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