Category Archives: Namibia

Decompression

It shouldn’t be physically possible to get from Namibia to England in less than a week, because mentally it is impossible to adjust in 24 hours from the raw, earthy African wilderness to the sterile, consumerist, and claustrophobic green and … Continue reading

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Mountain biking for the blind

“But you’re blind, you can’t go mountain biking!” Well, quite. I should sit at home over Christmas reading Braille or playing tactile Scrabble with my cat. However, I don’t have a cat, and my Braille skills are so terrible that … Continue reading

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At the Waterhole

The elephant, that most majestic of animals, slowly plods a path to the water. He doesn’t look around, he doesn’t waver, but he is in no rush. He has all evening with no agenda. His immense body is silhouetted against … Continue reading

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The giraffe

The Afrikaans word for giraffe is “Kameelperd” which literally means “camel horse”. Why? On first appearance, a giraffe is not really much like either. Like a camel, it’s an even-toed ungulate, unlike the horse which is odd-toed. So maybe it’s … Continue reading

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Cycle Namibia

We go to bed at 10 and get up with the sun Strange – I thought holidays were meant to be fun! But this trip is not what it first might seem While up with the lark might not be … Continue reading

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Christmas Reflections

Christmas Eve 2014. We sit on camp chairs dotted randomly around the rocky outcrop, surveying the horizon. The sky glows yellow and orange as the sun slowly descends over the distant hills. Our hair is whipped by the breeze; the … Continue reading

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