Day 8 – Sesriem

20 Sep

These corrugations are a bloody nightmare. Shake rattle and not much roll. May not look too bad but it goes on and on and drives you insane. Bound to break The Beast eventually. Endless vision blurring bouncing, thumping, and pounding.

Day 7 – Fish River Canyon

20 Sep

Campsite at the Canon Roadhouse. Canon with an accent so it’s really canyon.

Canon Roadhouse is incredible. It’s surrounded by emptiness but has a pool, a bar, great food, and a campsite that is well equipped with showers, toilets, and electricity, water and light at your designated spot, but in the darkness under the starry sky it still feels isolated and wild. Perfect.

Gorgeous campsite, so Solo takes to the skies again and battles the wind to get a few shots before I head to the bar for dinner.

Day 7 – Fish RiverCanyon

20 Sep

Canon Roadhouse bar and diner is full of old vehicles.

With country and western on the stereo, I enjoy a glass of Namibian Erongo Mountain Shiraz and an Oryx steak.

Apparently in Namibia service is always with a smile and a “glass” of the house red is half a bottle of sensational wine. I don’t know what on Oryx is but judging by the steak it’s about the size of an elephant. Delicious, in great surroundings which look even better as darkness falls and candles get lit up, and it costs me about a tenner.