Snakes & Spirits
First day of a new month and a crisp, cold and clear morning greeted us at our bush camp as the expedition riders set off early to get as much distance behind them before the heat set in. Everyone had their long sleeve jerseys on, plus arm and leg warmers, and hats and gloves. It is nice to get some cool weather! The day ahead was flat and fast and guess what…Namibia has tailwinds!!!!! Our campsite is an interesting one; a deserted town now owned by a Namibian local, complete with a railway line running through it. The warnings from Christie, the owner,included snakes, a train arriving at 10.00pm and a claim that as it was a full moon the grave yard nearby might be active??? It made for a few interesting conversations amongst riders throughout the afternoon. Still, it’s a beautiful sunset tonight complete with passing train and the scenery at dusk was incredible. Bikes are being locked up, tents zipped to ward off any reptilian visits and most people are camping near the trucks (they are a brave lot these riders!) Less than two weeks to go and many are getting a sniff of the homeward stretch. Still, Namibia has turned on its charm, and once again the scenery has changed and most are enjoying the beautiful, semi-arid feel of the landscape.