I hope you're all well ... I'm OK and back in the desert after a lousy road-trip during which I suffered a rear-tyre blow-out which damaged the body of the car.
The weather in the North was great, lots of sunshine and rain ... in fact, floodwater from Angola is presently threatening the northern border areas of Namibia.
Despite having to dodge rain showers and hide from the burning sun, I managed to get good bit of work done - a few pics:
My aim was to finish as much as possible of the outer rock-wall of the en suite bathroom.
I took the rocks up as far as I could before I need to install the roof.
I've formed an idea that I'll put corrugated-sheeting roof over the inside wall and then take the outer rock wall up another 1 to 2 meters.
There will be holes in the rock wall for rainwater drainage and the top of the wall will be wavy and uneven so that it looks forever unfinished - the completion left to the imagination of the observer ...
... I'll see ... I often change my mind as ideas progress ... :)
No, Spirit's not jumping for joy - he's trying to catch a butterfly - more about him in a future post.
He was a bit of a pain at times, jumping up on the wall and knocking over rocks that weren't set yet.
I built a secret cavity behind the big rock - (Ok, so now it's not secret anymore) - concealed behind a removable smaller rock - I want to make it a 'time capsule' with a few small artifacts ... and a vial of toenail clippings, in case some cleaver scientist discovers a way to bring a Mammoth back to life ...
A view of the work-in-progress - I sometimes have to use timber to keep the rocks in place before they're set.
Stoffel inspecting the work and giving Spirit the evil eye - I take her for a walk-about in the evenings and she loves to eat small pieces of wet concrete ... I don't know why ... she eats the most disgusting bugs too ...
... and this is as far as I got.
A small piece to complete, plus the slate around the window frames and then I have to think about finishing the top and building a new septic tank ... it never ends ...