Just a quick one as we have found WiFi in Swakopmund, Namibia. We have been exploring the Skeleton Coast, North West deserts of Namibia and visited Etosha National Park. Had a great time and saw lots of animals.
Now doing some work on the Land Rover and just fitted new rear shocks and springs - Dassie is getting some serious TLC before we venture back off-road. We now own a 6 Ton bottle jack and Dassie is looking well "PIMPED".
We also bumped into Austin Stevens - the famous snake guy from Namibia (as seen on TV) not to be confused with Steve Austin (The $6,000,000 Man) http://austinstevens.net He gets pretty close to very deadly snakes!
Talking of deadly animals - we camped at the gate of the Skeleton Coast - an amazing place to visit. As the sun set Nick went off with his camera for a sun downer picture.
As he ventured out of the campsite (we were the only people there) the warden said - "Dont go any further, there are lions there sir" (pointing to the horizon seeing running Springbok)....... Nick asked, "Is the campsite safe then?", this was the dialogue that followed:
W: Yes, it has a fence........ but
N: But what?
W: We found lion footprints in there a few days back
N: How did they get in?
W: The fence is broken
N: [GULP] What should we do?
W: Go to bed before dark.
N: And in the morning?
W: Check the area before you get out of the tent
N: Thanks [walks back to Vicki]
N: Vicks, what's for dinner, oh, and do you fancy an early night.......?
Namibia - a wild wild place ;-)
Nick & Vicki
Stonehenge to Cape Town 2010/11