The journey had been long, it was hot and I was in semi-automatic mode ...
Suddenly I passed a long-distance cyclist travelling in the opposite direction.
Alert now because I'd missed a photo-op, I spotted another cyclist approaching in the distance and so I slowed down, pulled off the road and grabbed my camera.
Lo and behold, it was a lady cyclist, kitted-out for a long-distance journey.
With a wave she stopped and pulled over - she told me that her name is Brenna and I heard well enough to get it right first time.
Brenna is Canadian and, together with her partner, who I had passed earlier, was cycling from Cape Town to Morocco ... I was amazed at the scale of their adventure.
She paused briefly to give me her e-mail address so I could post the pics to her.
With a last smile it was time for her to press on.
... and then she was gone, continuing her journey of a Lifetime.
I admire people who embark on this kind of adventure, travelling a continent on their own power, uncomplicated, with miles and miles to unclutter the mind - vulnerable and exposed to nature completely.
I think that Namibia is probably one of the best countries to cycle through.
Happy Trails Brenna.
The Zen Of long-distance Cycling
ps ... I posted this earlier but had to delete because the pics were not loading from my Picasa album ... I'm trying Photobucket, please let me know if there are any hassles with the images ...