After a great break on Vancouver island it was time to get back to the city. Dani and I had another beautiful apartment in a slightly different location, but still in downtown Vancouver and within easy reach of plenty of places to eat and drink. One day we went for a hike on some beautiful … More Vancouver Part 2
As we had two weeks in Vancouver Meghan had recommended that we go to Vancouver Island for a few days, and was able to take some time off work and go with us. Actually, in reality that meant ‘take us’, because we were headed quite some distance away and wouldn’t have been able to go … More Vancouver Island
My trip to Vancouver happened all because I went volunteering in Zambia in 2013. 7 people met at Livingstone airport and 5 of us had travelled on our own, so it was introductions all round. Two of us were from England, two from Canada, two from Germany, and one from Holland, with only the … More Vancouver Part 1.
Etosha was the most northerly stop on our trip before returning back down to Windhoek. I had pre-booked two early morning drives, and we had a great guide for both. On the first one we had a happy and informative guy, who immediately ‘got’ what we wanted to do (take the best possible photographs) and … More Namibia – Etosha.
A different landscape again became apparent as we approached Spitzkoppe. If you have been to Disneyland and seen the ‘boulders’ they have there on rides such as Thunder Mountain, I’ve now seen the real thing! Our lodge was brand new this year and consisted of individual semi-permanent buildings set amongst the boulders. Decorated absolutely beautifully, … More Namibia – Walvis Bay to Spitzkoppe
A long drive but through ever changing scenery and a stop to eat the ‘best apple pie in Namibia’. The roads were gravel, bumpy, deeply rutted, winding, and with so many dips it was like being on a roller coaster in parts. On these roads we always leave massive swirls of dust clouds in our … More Namibia – Sossusvlei to Walvis Bay
A journey of about 4.5 hours to another tented lodge via another gravel road that stretched on as far as the eye could see. By now we were getting used to the fact that there are hardly any cars on the roads in Namibia! On the way we drove past a young boy seemingly in … More Namibia – Kanaan to Sossusvlei
Our drive from Aus to Kanaan was estimated at only a couple of hours, so before we left we went in search of an abandoned old car that I’d read about. As we were in no rush we took the time to photograph the scenery and another wild horse who came right up to us. … More Namibia – Aus to Kanaan
After we left Kolmanskop our accommodation for the night was an hour’s drive away on a good tarmac road with hardly any traffic and a mountain range in front of us. I knew that we would be passing through an area where wild horses roam. There are various theories as to how they came to be there. One … More Namibia – Kolmanskop to Aus
Our second destination was a three hour drive away and was the deserted mining town of Kolmanskop. When I volunteered in Namibia in 2013 I met Gemma, who worked there, and we stayed in touch afterwards via Facebook. She took a road trip whilst there and when I saw her photos of Kolmanskop I knew … More Namibia – Keetmanshoop to Kolmanskop.