Goodbye Namibia

The last few days in Namibia, what an outstanding country for overland travel, I can unreservedly recommend it for anyone who wants to try out real adventures in remote places, specially the North West coupled with lovely spacious campsites with excellent facilities attached. It is for sure one of my top countries in the world, although it does not match Iran for culture the wilderness is on a par with Bolivia or Patagonia.
However this time we only spend a few days heading south to South Africa, country number 72 for Nelson, we stay in places I first went to with Duncan, and enjoy the last blast along the wide well graded gravel roads, I eat my last wild game steaks and we head South. Mark is getting used to Nelson again having last driven it in Chile with a motor scooter and a German wedged into the back with us.

The road south is smooth all the way to South Africa, so we turn off onto more interesting trails!
Although Mark has announced he does not eat meat he does cook a good sausage for me !
The warm and wide open spaces of Namibia will be missed in the cold winters of Scotland …..
We take a break from the long gravel road drive, no one else for miles and the gravel is lovely and smooth
Mark is getting used to Nelson again, its a three ton agricultural vehicle that wallows in corners, not a car!
The gravel road winds between rocky mountians, the fresh trail of the grader just under our wheels
Near canyon roadhouse is a significant dam and this crossing where the river from the dam just flows across the road
We walk to the sunset look out at Canyon Roadhouse, rewarded by a good effort of a sunset
The setting sun lights up the distant cliffs of the enscarpment
We are getting into the groove of setting up in 15min after stopping, a big advantage of the pop roof system and the awning
Mark quite likes Quiver trees, not quite sure why, but he seems very pleased with this one
As we drive down the road from WIndhoek Mark announces that he no longer eats meat, in the land of the barbeque !
The classic view of a Namibian gravel road, wide open spaces and no one else in sight

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