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Day 8: Around Page (Sidestep Canyon, Yellow Rock)

This was one of the greatest days of our trip -- you can see that by the number of photos that have been selected. :) The first goal was the Sidestep Canyon ( http://www.synnatschke.de/ssc/ssc.html ). I was totally stunned by all those shapes, colors and the diversity of all those games the erosion plays. :) The only problem was that it was very hot, on some of the photos you will see Tsuki sitting in the shade doing nothing. :)

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The guy below is a collared lizard, I think. Very cool creature, with its long toes! In the 4th photo you can see that it was actually quite small - but nonetheless beautiful! Tsuki discovered the beast, and we were moving extra-silent and extra-slow to change the camera's lens in order to get some close-up-shots. The animal was quite cooperative!

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On our way back, we almost ran over another lizard that enjoyed the sun in the middle of the dirt road. After taking some more shots, I actually had to scare it away to safe it's little life. But it came back again to the same spot. I scared it away again, and we continued to drive to Page to get something decent to eat (which was usually difficult).

In the afternoon, after finding a Geo-Cache, we headed for Yellow Rock ( http://www.synnatschke.de/gast/peter/yr/yr.html ). The road was in bad condition and it was getting late, I was afraid to miss the sunset. But the timing turned out to be just great! Most of the time I could not really believe my eyes and I guess was smiling stupidly all the time. In fact I love some of the photos so much that I ordered a new TV a couple of minutes ago, so we can enjoy the memories and photos of our trip in high-resolution (Full HD, 46", Plasma) from our sofa. :)

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