Monthly Archives: May 2024

Following The Fresh Stuff

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Fri. 31st May ‘24 It’s cloudy when we wake up. I’d make a joke about seeing strange grey things in the sky, but it’s a 6am alarm for 6:30 breakfast and a 7am departure for our game drive – so …

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In Search Of A Waterfall

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Thurs. May 30th ‘24 We have a short drive today so decide to lie in, so that means 7am alarm and 7:30 breakfast. It takes us a while to pack as we seem to have spread our belongings, not only …

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50 Shades Of Poo

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Wed. 29th May ‘24 It’s 7:45am, we’re 5 minutes into our walk guided by Erwin and we’ve already identified our second set of animal poo. Readers of a sensitive disposition may want to skip the next couple of paragraphs because …

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Cheetah Trumps Zebra

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Tues. May 28th ‘24 Before moving north I have selected a visit to Namibia’s first World Heritage site awarded in 2007, Twyfelfontein rock art. Looking back at our blog of May 15th 2013 I see that we visited the rock …

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Is The Grass Greener?

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Mon. 27th May ‘24 For much of the day, the unequivocal answer to the question in the title was “no”, and we thought that today might be a struggle to find the smoother path. For as start, whilst the camp …

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Back To Basics

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Sun. May 26th‘24 What a delight to have a leisurely start this morning with a relaxed breakfast overlooking the dunes. Check out is not until 10am so we make the most of the Internet and get another blog post ready …

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Today’s Colour Is Pink

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Sat. May 25th ’24 Yet another early start as we need to get to Swakopmund by noon to collect a new tyre before the garage closes for the weekend. The drive is due to take around 3½ to 4 hours …

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Panoramic Mountain, Hidden Valley

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Fri. 24th May ‘24 Any concerns we’d had about sleeping on the roof of our cabaña proved to be groundless – the mattress was comfy, the duvet & blankets were warm enough, there wasn’t too much wind, and eye masks …

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Under African Skies

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Thur. 23rd May ‘24 Is there no end to our suffering? We have the cruelty of a 4:35 alarm today as we need to be at the outer gate for the park by 5:30 as that is (the only??) opportunity …

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Got Ourselves A Convoy

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Wed. May 22nd ‘24 This morning I am reminded of the final day after walking the Inca Trail. Dear Benny (the German in our group) wanted us to be first in the queue when the Sun Gate opened so we …

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