I have coined a phrase: Traveller's Dementia (or Traveller's Syndrome) perhaps. It seems to hit you after a couple of weeks. You lose things… frequently, very frequently. You can lose something that you had 5 minutes ago, or yesterday and you spend an inordinate amount of time (that you do not have) looking for said object. Everyone does it and it drives you crazy. My spare hand sanitiser is the case in point: had it when I left home & couldn't find it. Then I found it again 3 days ago & put it somewhere safe… now I cannot find it again. Everything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
The hotel In Walvis Bay is lovely I have a large room facing the sea front, with a huge bath and I can see flamingos from my balcony.
It was 5 hour fairly boring drive from Sossus to Walvis Bay. I suspect the temperature is around 22 degrees here but after 36-38 it feels freezing & certainly cold enough to enjoy a hot bath rather than every shower being cold and still not cold enough.
Hah - be careful what you wish for!
It was a terrible road, even for from someone used to unsealed roads in NZ. The speed limit here is 120 on the open road regardless whether it is tar sealed or not. Although no one polices it so everyone basically does whatever they want. We nearly went air borne a couple of times today. Our driver is a former long distance truckie who thinks the bus is too small and has designs on a Formula 1 career. Great bloke though - he is the one teaching me Herero.
We stopped at Solitare in the middle of the desert, a place supposedly famous for its old wrecked cars and it's apple pie. We never got to sample the apple pie in 2011 so I had some for you Pete, have to say it was pretty average though. These photos are to remind you.
I had an itchy shutter finger after having a break yesterday afternoon & evening so I was trying to capture the colours of Africa shooting out of the window as we shot past. Not recommended but it's enough to capture flavour as you travel through. Big blue sky, often flat to the horizon in all four directions & the colours range from ochre, brown, beige, sand, orange, yellow, red & gold. Amazing country, very beautiful but also very harsh.