I'm Bach in 'town' again for awhile - when I left for the North in mid-April I travelled the back roads skirting the Namib Desert, past Sossusvlei:
I wonder if this Horse has a Name? ... in the distance, almost center, is the 'Alien Communicator', the subject of an earlier post.
I ruined two days of images because I didn't check my camera settings and the pics turned out all grainy, I'm posting some of them anyway.
Most of Namibia has had a very good rainy season and grass plains stretch as far as the eye can see.
The grass grows and seeds quickly in this environment but does not appear to be very nutritious.
I wish I had the time to stop and photograph every Sociable Weavers' nest, especially at sunrise or sunset, when the light shines on them 'just right'.
A Tractor stands on the edge of one of the massive farms found in this area.
I'm not sure of it was meant to serve as a farm-marker or if it had broken-down ... it looks like it's in workable condition though. Notice the Coke Can 'muffler' on the exhaust-pipe ...
A bridge over the Kuiseb River which only flows after good rain in the catchment area.
This is the area where the author of The Sheltering Desert, together with his friend and a dog, survived for more than two years at the outbreak of the Second World War.
In the pic you can see the ruins of two rock huts - I doubt that these were their shelters though.
A flash-Flood had passed this way only hours before ... the road was rough in places because of the unusually good rains.
I don't know what the yellow flowers are that grow on the southern side of some of the hills near Karibib but, they make them look very pretty.
I'll be taking Megan to Capetown next week where she's due to take a return flight to London.