How not to organise an overland trip
Trip Start Dec 16, 2005
125Trip End Jun 12, 2006
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In the end it was 1:30 before we left, due to general ineptitude it looked like we wouldn't make it to Namibia's top tourist attraction that evening!
We went the first 30km down the coast to Walvis Bay, this place was occupied by the South African's right up until 1994 as it was the only decent port on the way from Cape Town to Luanda in Angola. The whole drive down had 100m sand dunes to the left and the Atlantic Ocean to the right.
Eventually we entered some rolling hills, again covered with yellow grass. Unfortunately, no time to stop as we were still racing in the hope we'd make the sand dune of Soussuvlei. Of course we never did make it.
I gave Patrick a mouthful at camp. His reply was it wasn't this problem, he was only the driver and I would have to take it up with the head office. Went top bed in a bad mood that evening.