Flintstones, meet the Flintstones...

Trip Start Sep 15, 2012
Trip End May 01, 2013

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Flag of Namibia  , Damaraland,
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Up early (no, really?!) and Vikki packed the tent away whilst Paula selfishly took a hot shower (which she shared with a large spider…).

Back on the road again where we watched the terrain transform into a mountainous desert and pretty soon after midday we hit Brandberg where Vikki and I succeeded where Alun had failed in upgrading to a private room when we hit Swakopmund - the request for a refund on the dorm booking was greeted with some animosity and we put it down to Alun on his power trip leading his little lambs around...

We got back on the road again after Peter had an unexplained pre-menstrual moment - lots of tension in the air and a little bit of cabin fever! It is obvious that people are ready to have a few days of their own personal space - us included!

Peter's driving seems to directly reflect his mood and as the truck snarled and thundered it's way through to desert we felt he had degenerated into some kind of homicidal maniac!

We arrived, bruised of arse, at Spitzkoppe ('Spy hill' or 'Spikey Mountain' were both given as the translation - take your pick!) which is a range of amazing rock formations - 'Flintstones, meet the Flintstones....!'.

Vikki and I went exploring the rocks and some of the more agile and driven members of our group tried to reach the summit before sundown. The sunset was beautiful, reds and oranges on the rocks whilst a rainbow could be seen at the same time - surreal and cartoon-like!

We ate barbequed Oryx which was delicious and Alun surprised us by breaking out some boxes of wine which were soon severely depleted! A good night in very pleasant surroundings but it was a struggle to sleep through the howling wind and the sound of footsteps and other strange noises outside our tent for the majority of the night...!
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Sue on

As you say, straight out of the Flintstones, even down to the loos!

Hi Viks and Paula!!! xxx on

Hi Ickle Big Sis and My Ickle mate Paula. Sorry it's been a while but loads a shit has been going on in work, loads of boring meetings about BULLSHIT.
But anyway enough about that. I have read your blogs and it sounds like your having a Great Time, But maybe it's time for you and Vik to have a bit of time to yourself. Loose the Maniac Driver with PMT (Pre Mental Temper) and trundel off by yourselves for a while. Remember I want you both back safely and NOT DRIVEN OFF THE EDGE OF A CLIFF BECAUSE SOME NUTTY
If that happened (God forbid) I would have to hunt him down and Kill Him Slowly!

Love and Miss you Both
Big Ickle Sis

Jo xxxxxxxx

annewardell on

Alas, poor Oryx....I knew him well (not really though!) xxxxx

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