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Namibia Roadtrip Day 15

Posted on 9 February 2011

Day 15.DISTANCE: Tar Road 86.6kmWEATHER: Sunshine/Rain.After a very long night and the initiation of the emergency tent toilet plan (no details given here as patents pending!) and my blood boiling, I decided to put on a stern face and complain; something I’m not very good at, but as there were no lights last night - not even in the toilets, I felt justified. Just before I set out I notice a man hanging about around the toilet, so I decide to watch him. After a few seconds the lights come...

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Namibia Roadtrip Day 14

Posted on 9 February 2011

Day 14.DISTANCE: Gravel Road 244kmWEATHER: Sunshine/Thunder/Lightening/Torrential rain.Today’s drive was beautiful. The mountains were green; there were lots of flowers and not a soul around. It wasn’t until we arrived at our next stop that Jeff told me that these mountain roads had been in such bad condition he had been, at times, very worried that they may have simply slipped away underneath us. Not particularly reassuring given there were no barriers between us and the sheer drop to the canyon below. The rain had certainly caused a lot of...

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Namibia Roadtrip Day 11

Posted on 9 February 2011

Day 11.DISTANCE: Tar road 48.5km, Gravel road 317.6km – Total 366.1 in 8 HoursWEATHER: Fog/Rain/Sun/Cloud/CoolSwakopmund is known for its early morning sea mist and the drive down to Walvis Bay was horrible, fog, rain and more traffic than we’d seen in a long time. All changed 60km inland, the fog disappeared and the sun was out again, so was the gravel road. Today we were heading for the Nakluft Mountains and our first stop was to be the outpost of Solitare, one of the only places to get fuel in...

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Namibia Roadtrip Day 10

Posted on 9 February 2011

Day 10.DISTANCE: NilWEATHER: Hot and sunny.Today was totally different. At 9.30 we were picked up by Beth and taken to the dunes for Sand boarding. Now we’re both old enough to know better, but it sounded like fun, and the pictures of the kids on the website made it look easy, a bit like tobogganing. We opted for the lying down boarding as the standing up was a bit too much like snowboarding. The niggles in the back of my mind started when we stopped to pick up...

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Namibia Roadtrip Day 9

Posted on 9 February 2011

Day 9.DISTANCE: Gravel road 372kmWEATHER: Overcast/Hot and sunny.We decided after all the excitement of yesterday to stick to the main roads, so we had a very boring 2 hour drive down a very straight gravel road, all the way to the coast. Our first sop was Henties Bay, and as the English breakfast was only 40 Namibian Dollars we just had to have one. After a good hearty breakfast, we headed north again on the C34 the salt road up to the Cape Cross Seal Colony. I was very...

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Namibia Roadtrip Day 8

Posted on 9 February 2011

Day 8.DISTANCE: Gravel road 106.3kmWEATHER: Overcast/Hot and sunnyWe headed south again this morning on the C35, and a very bad stretch of gravel road. So bad in fact that after the rear view mirror fell off three times because of the vibration, we decided to put it on the back seat and take some of the smaller ‘D’ roads rather than be shaken to death. Damaraland is very different to the experience that we had in Etosha, the desert is barren and littered with huge boulders which is great to...

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Namibia Roadtrip Day 7

Posted on 9 February 2011

Day 7.DISTANCE: Tar roads 246.2km, gravel roads 86.8km - 333KmWEATHER: Overcast/Hot and sunny/WindWe left Etosha National Park this morning after a wonderful few days of game drives and mud. We started our journey south with a stop at Outjo, a small town for more supplies. The town was a mix of locals and people on their way to and from the park, and it was obvious that this was the place to stock up on food and fuel. We visited the local supermarket and were soon surrounded by the...

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Namibia Roadtrip Day 5 & 6

Posted on 9 February 2011

Day 5.DISTANCE: Gravel/Dirt road 132kmWEATHER: Rain/Sun/Thunder & lightening.Lots of rain in the night again, but still our fellow travellers were up at the crack of dawn on early morning game drives. We did five hours of driving today between the watering holes and saw Hyena and mainly the grazers such as Impala and Kudu with their young. It was also a day for sighting birds, although I’m not really very good with all the names of the 600 plus species you can see in Namibia. Etosha Pan was also on our...

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Namibia Roadtrip Day 15

Posted on 8 February 2011

Day 15.DISTANCE: Tar Road 86.6kmWEATHER: Sunshine/Rain.After a very long night and the initiation of the emergency tent toilet plan (no details given here as patents pending!) and my blood boiling, I decided to put on a stern face and complain; something I’m not very good at, but as there were no lights last night - not even in the toilets, I felt justified. Just before I set out I notice a man hanging about around the toilet, so I decide to watch him. After a few seconds the lights come...

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Namibia Roadtrip Day 14

Posted on 8 February 2011

Day 14.DISTANCE: Gravel Road 244kmWEATHER: Sunshine/Thunder/Lightening/Torrential rain.Today’s drive was beautiful. The mountains were green; there were lots of flowers and not a soul around. It wasn’t until we arrived at our next stop that Jeff told me that these mountain roads had been in such bad condition he had been, at times, very worried that they may have simply slipped away underneath us. Not particularly reassuring given there were no barriers between us and the sheer drop to the canyon below. The rain had certainly caused a lot of...

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