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Sundowner II

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Africa, Namibia | Comments Off on Sundowner II

Sundowners are always best with a good companion. Our host’s dog made for terrific entertainment....

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Sundowner

Posted by on Oct 18, 2014 in Africa, Namibia | Comments Off on Sundowner

One of the more popular things to do here in Namibia (as a tourist, anyways, and I try to do it myself, to take special note at the end of the day) is to go on a “Sundowner”. That’s marking the special moment of the day when the sun goes down. I like to give thanks at the end of the day because I lead such a lucky life. A sundowner is a great way to do it! Here’s...

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Sossusvlei

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 in Africa, Namibia | Comments Off on Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert. It’s just a couple hundred kilometers south of Windhoek, but I had never traveled there until a couple of days ago with Renedian Adventures’ motorcycle tour. Let me tell you: it’s a magical place. I don’t have too many pictures from there because of a surprising turn of events: I was actually so scared climbing the dunes that I...

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Motorcycle Touring in Namibia

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 in Africa, Namibia | Comments Off on Motorcycle Touring in Namibia

Well, my dream finally came true and I was able to ride a motorcycle (a BMW F650 GS) in Namibia. I joined up with a great group of people on a Renedian Adventures motorcycle safari (www.Renedian.com) and met delightful people, rode great roads, and ate way too much good food. I now have new friends and several kms of riding in Africa under my belt....

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Off the Farm for a Week

Posted by on Oct 4, 2014 in Africa, Namibia | Comments Off on Off the Farm for a Week

I’ve been on Okambara for the past month and have loved it, but it’s time for a little change. I’m in Windhoek getting supplies, catching up with new friends and recharging.   Of course, I’m never too far from a motorcycle. Next up:   Yes, a motorcycle tour!...

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Up close and personal with the elephants

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Africa, Namibia | Comments Off on Up close and personal with the elephants

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...

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My “drive” to work last week..

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Africa, Namibia | Comments Off on My “drive” to work last week..

  Yes, I’m totally serious. This was our view from the back of the truck as we drove to our position to start the vehicle game count. I’m the luckiest girl...

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