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... an even bigger influx of Europeans. It was South Africa that seized the area during World War I and administered it under a League of Nations mandate (can you say "bad to worse"). A number of Namibians served time with Nelson Mandela on Robben Island as they fought for independence from South Africa and its apartheid policy. Namibians actually achieved independence in 1990 after a bush war of almost 25 years. Although the transition to independent country was done better than ...
... we just bought bottles of water in the main.
Then we were on our way again. The roads were quiet and we made good progress as we headed north along the N7 road towards the Namibian border. It was an agricultural area without very many places of interest to visit but the scenery was more mountainous than I had been expecting and quite pleasant. I was seated with Geraldine, a lady from Adelaide who was very interesting ...
... that are all interconnected, but only a couple of them were very hot. The others were tepid and I have to admit that I did think "Yuck, bacteria party!" The hot springs were disappointing compared to the Banff Hot Springs (hard to believe that we were there just last week), but I was very content to sit with Michel by the swimming pool afterwards and we watched the many European families vacationing and camping in the area. Not long after sitting down, a generous ...
... we also passed the Tropic of Capricorn somewhere along the way!
Unfortunately on Tuesday night, I had a reaction to the antibiotics for my infected tooth and was not at all well. I finally got to sleep at 4.15am, and we were up at 5am for our biggest challenge yet. Before sunrise, we drove to the base of Dune 45, the most famous dune, (no idea why) with the hope of making it to the top before sunrise. I felt terrible, but was ...
... down maize, a bit like mash potato, and was deeelicious. We all commented Bob would be in his element here: stew, beer, campfire and a sky full of stars, sorry you're back at home Bobby! Afterwards we sat around the fire listening to Kennedy and Pascar talk about their Namibian and Zimbabwean cultures, a lovely experience. They spoke about male and female traditions, marriage, family and beliefs. Of amusement was that if a husband and wife ...