One of the things we do on Okambara is observe the elephants’ feeding behaviors in order to determine what a sustainable number of elephants are for a given size of farm. Some days we can see them easily, and other days they are difficult to see. (It’s absolutely amazing to me how one can “lose” a herd of 9 elephants on a farm!) The other amazing thing is how QUIET they can be. Sure, they trumpet at each other every once in a while, but normally they are near-silent. Pretty amazing given their size.
I’ve been back in Namibia for over a month now, and it’s so different than last year! Same lovely landscape, yet they had a good rainy season so the trees have leaves and the acacia are blooming right now. It’s really beautiful here and it’s good to be back!
Last week I worked the BMW Rally in Minneapolis, MN, and it was so much fun to work that event. It was great to be back on the demo team, and we had a spectacular route to ride–almost 60 miles every group. At 5 groups per day, that was a lot of miles clocked on the newest, state-of-the-art BMW motorcycles! I think I got to ride every bike in the fleet!
We had such a great team this year setup and tear dow was a breeze, and man! was it nice to be greeted getting off the bike with a cold bottle of water! Thanks BMW and Power Trip Industries for asking me to be a part of the team!
Well, the motorcycle tour Israel is over now and I am en route back home to LAX . By the time you get this, I’ll be flying over some portion of the United States. I’ll keep posting pictures and videos for a while…it was an amazing trip full of wonderful people. The Israelis are so warm and friendly, and so welcoming to their country.
Riding back from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv…next stop? Jaffe Port for lunch.
Road contrtuction along the way. Nope, can’t miss that!
Seen along the road back to the hotel…
Safely parked at the hotel.
Think the roads in Israel are great based on my use of the back tire? (If you’re reading my blog and you’re not a motorcyclist, by looking at my back tire you can tell the roads were curvy because I used almost all the rubber on the riding part of the tire. If the roads are straight, well, then you just have wear down the middle.)
Leaving Jerusalem: I’ve ridden in a lot of crazy places, but an elevator in the car park?!? I’ve never seen anything like this. (The Europeans I was riding with laughed their heads off at me–evidently they’re quite common where space is more limited.)