Sunsets, a much needed rain at Spitzkoppe and some more rock climbing

You know if I show people the picture of a sunset I took in Swakopmund they always say it looks so fake, so unreal. But it depends on how you look at things. Yes we do have a lot of fog in Swakopmund. Yes most of the afternoons the sky is closed and we can’t … Mehr Sunsets, a much needed rain at Spitzkoppe and some more rock climbing

Day 3 in the Ugab: a hyena at night, drive through water and some sandblasting

We all woke up at night. You can’t miss that sound. The scream of a hyena. And it was loud. Very loud. She was close. Very close. I’ve heard hyenas before, but never that loud. I can deal with jackals. I’ve had to deal with jackals before. They just want your food. But hyenas are … Mehr Day 3 in the Ugab: a hyena at night, drive through water and some sandblasting

Ugab road trip: day 2 – a bit of rain, fire in the heat and a bush shower

I got a raindrop on my face! – It’s raining, pull the sleeping bag over your head. The sun isn’t up yet, but we’re awake. The sky is dark. Rain clouds above us. 2 of us did set up a tent and have no idea what we are complaining about. It’s not raining a lot, … Mehr Ugab road trip: day 2 – a bit of rain, fire in the heat and a bush shower

Let’s go camping: day 1 – dead sea, the welwitschia and lion tracks

It’s again that time of the year. February. Swakopmund’s streets are empty. Tourism is quiet and so are our days. Plenty of time to do some fun stuff. And there is Desirèe’s birthday. Instead of giving each other presents which we don’t need we rather spend time together and go on a road trip. Just … Mehr Let’s go camping: day 1 – dead sea, the welwitschia and lion tracks

The Waterkloof Trail / Hiking in the Naukluft Mountains – Day 7

Plätschernde Gebirgsbäche. Grüne Flussauen. Mangelhafte Wegmarkierungen und sengende Hitze. The sound of flowing water. Green riverbeds. Missing directions and the blazing heat. Um 7 Uhr laufen wir los. Im Camp sind die meisten schon wach, aber wir sind die ersten, die sich auf den Weg machen. Wir haben heute den Waterkloof Trail auf dem Programm. … Mehr The Waterkloof Trail / Hiking in the Naukluft Mountains – Day 7

Wild camping, a moon rise and a warm night in the mountains- day 5

Überall um mich herum singt und zirpt es. Summt und brummt. Vögel fliegen über unsere Köpfe. Der Mond wird gleich verschwinden. Es war eine lauwarme Vollmondnacht. Die Sonne färbt den Himmel auf gegenüberliegender Seite. The birds are singing. Bees are flying around. The moon will disappear soon. It was a warm night. Full moon night. … Mehr Wild camping, a moon rise and a warm night in the mountains- day 5

Lots of lions, a pack of wild dogs, some car issues and a herd of giraffes – day 4

Das Feuer knistert. Die Grillen Zirpen lautstark. Meine Gedanken wissen gar nicht wohin. Viel zu viel haben wir heute erlebt. The fire is burning. Crickets are chirping in the grass. There was a lot happening today. Es war noch stockdunkel als Freddy mich weckte. Ungewohntes Gefühl. In diesem Urlaub lief bis jetzt alles nach meiner … Mehr Lots of lions, a pack of wild dogs, some car issues and a herd of giraffes – day 4