WPC Edge (click on the photos to enlarge)

I was a little bit at a loss with this week’s challenge until I found inspiration in Abrie’s  post A beautiful place to throw yourself off the edge and was reminded of the incredible beauty of the Blyde River Canyon. Thank you Abrie!

The Bourke’s Luck Potholes, so named after an unsuccessful gold prospector, are located at the point where the Treur River (River of Sorrows) joins the Blyde River (River of Joy) at the start of the Blyde River Canyon. The force of the swirling water where the two rivers meet, causes extensive erosion in the soft sandstone bedrock and these incredibly beautiful cylindrical potholes have been formed over many years.

The series of metal bridges and railings along the edge of the river banks provide safe vantage points from where visitors can see this amazing spectacle.