Hello Namibia – country number 9! Our welcome was a nice thunderstorm, complete with wind, lightning, rain and some great thunder claps! Behind us this afternoon we left some flat territory, great elephants, cute donkeys, Planet Baobab, yummy ice creams and our longest day ever…209km! There was no tailwind, only cross and headwinds. At least the sun didn’t get a peek at any riders until very late in the morning but when it did, it did with some ferocity. Lunch was a quick affair, with riders cruising into the refreshment stop at 160km and then just making the coke stop at 200km. However, a tired, but happy bunch were present at the rider meeting tonight to enjoy a delicious meal of “bangers and mash” (as our English lad Phil would phrase it) and reflect on their long day today. They also got to enjoy plenty of ice creams, cold beers, yoghurt, chocolate, tasty burgers and whatever else the local shop at our rest camp could provide us with. Everyone remembered their passports for the border crossing and everyone made it through the border crossing. So we are still ALL on our way to Cape Town. The sun is always shining in bike heaven!