Solitaire Country Lodge
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- Swimming pool
- Non-smoking rooms
- Breakfast Available
- Outdoor pool
- Non-smoking hotel
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Nights are not as cold now and we could sleep better. Left Kaokoland for Damaraland to the south-west. Long day of driving. Rugged ranges and thorny scrub for most of the way. Flatter lands saw cattle rangelands but elephants are obviously a problem with kilometres of fences on both sides of the road flattened with their passing. Even some power poles were pushed ...
I DID IT - I cycled naked for 15km today……..
Wonderful views at dawn from camp overlooking the mountains in the distance. Only a relatively short distance to be cycled today but made more interesting by an Individual Time Trial from km 15 (where Emily was patiently waiting to time us out while trying to fashion an orange flagging tape bikini) to km 45. Traditionally on this stage TDA riders are encouraged to cycle ...
On Saturday we crossed the Tropic of Capricorn and started walking upside down. Our camp was a place in the middle of nowhere: the water came from a well and there was one building - the owners house. We went to the house to buy firewood from the boys and inside was a portable dvd player that was given to the family by a previous camper. Apart from that the house was completely silent with ancient floral curtains pulled tightly shut, piles of burnt timber outside and mechanical ...
... hard to come by today. We have had a day of extremes. We woke before day light and headed to Dune45 which is a red sand dune in the Namib desert that is 180m tall. We climbed it before sunrise and then sat and watched the sun rise over the dunes. It was a tough climb. We looked like ants at the top if you watched from the bottom. We were amazed by the stamina of our Danish contingent. Most are all in their late 60's or early 70's and a couple of them beat us up ...
... with the group. It certainly is a long way, but we all make the best of it.
Morning tea and toilet stop was in a small mission town called Bethanien. This mission was set up by a German in 1859. He build a beautiful little church that still stands today. Today the town is supported by farms and private nature reserves with hunting lodges. As we wonder through the streets we get the local Nama people wanting us to take their photo for money. It is ...