NAMIBIA… our trip to the land of contrast and endless horizons: 8 – 23 August 2014

written by Jackie Scott

Oh, how can I say this: People need wild places. Whether or not we think we do, we do. We need to be able to taste grace and know once again that we desire it. We need to experience a landscape that is timeless, whose agenda moves at the pace of speciation and glaciers. To be surrounded by a singing, mating, howling commotion of other species, all of which love their lives as much as we do ours, and none of which could possibly care less about our economic status or our running day calendar. Wildness puts us in our place. It reminds us that our plans are small and somewhat absurd.

Excerpt from Small Wonder? by Barbara Kingsolver

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Namibia

So on Sunday 9 October 2011 (After Bryce Lawrence beat the Springboks) we left for a quick dash through Namibia.
The trip actually came up when my sister & her Boyfriend received a birthday gift that included accommodation in Swakopmund. I thought, “Why not drive up and meet them at the airport in Walvisbay?”, and SWAMBO actually agreed!
So we put a quick trip together.

Day 1
Start: Melkbosstrand
Destination: Abiqua Campsite
Distance: 676 km all on TAR
Comments:
The route follows the N7 from Cape Town to the border.
To get to Abiqua turn left onto the C13 just after the border, left again after 500m and follow the sign.

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