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Not a lot of crafting happened in the meantime, but I had a very good reason for it. 🙂
I was fortunate to travel to our neighboring country, Namibia, for a holiday and break. Namibia is just a 2 hour flight away, and now I wonder why I have never been there. It is a stunning place to visit. It is a desert and very dry, but still so beautiful.
So amazing to see the birds in Windhoek, with guinea fowls visiting every morning, waking you with their chatter.
Taking the 400 kilometer road trip to Sossusvlei to relax in the desert. It was a long and dusty gravel road All the Way!
Our oasis in the desert. The views are stunning, and the wildlife comes right up the lodge to drink water at the local watering hole.
The dunes and deadvlei. An experience to remember forever.
Not to mention the wildlife in the desert, that would always find the trees close to water. Oryx, Springbok and Wildebeest.
Heading north again, and crossing the Tropic of Capricorn. An experience I will always remember, that was something I never thought I would get to do.
The desert view was the view from my bedroom, looking straight out over the dunes and desert. The front dry area is the river bed, dry at the moment. Not much rain there for a while. Got to spend time at the beach in Swakopmund, even though it was very chilly and windy.
And visited the large colonies of Flamingoes at Walvisbay. Lovely viewpoints where one can stop and see them and get a bit closer for photos.
Last quick visit to the beach at Swakopmund to enjoy a coffee on the beach and collect some shells and pebbles. Then back to SA again.
I am definitely planning to visit Namibia again, and spend a much longer time here.
Great that you had such an enjoyable holiday 🙂
Thank you. 😉 It was wonderful, I loved every moment of the trip.
Ginny @ Mytimestitching .com said:
Your photos are beautiful. Looks like you had a wonderful vacation.
Thank you. It was indeed a very special time, I will always remember this lovely vacation, and I hope to get to visit again some time, there is still so much to see and do there. 🙂
Nicola Florence @ ayarnyrobin said:
Wow, what an adventure and such special memories made. I just love that picture of the three zebra bottoms x
🙂 Thank you. They were running next to the side of the car and just kept jogging along. Then they turned around and disappeared behind us.
It looks fascinating!
It sure was, a place to visit and always remember.
It is such a different landscape from the one I live in – it seems it is harshly beautiful, is that right? The miles of sand, those huge dunes, the rocky beach, lone trees all interspersed with those amazing animals and birds. I can see why you would be captured by it.
I’m especially glad to see you back, for yesterday a letter was delivered to me. Inside a card bearing a handsome striped zebra and your wishes for a happy 2019. I studied the post mark and saw you had sent it on the 27 November (2018). That’s just over 5 months to get here which must be a record! Thank you so much for thinking of us 🙂
Hi there, yes, Namibia truly is something different to experience. I was amazed, and am hoping to get to go again some time. There is still so much to see. I loved it so much. And the wildlife is so abundant.
🙂 yay, you got the card. Wow. I have had some others also receiving very late. The SA mail is absolutely terrible. One can just not rely on them anymore, and locally we use an alternative company but they unfortunately do not do overseas mails, just packages. At least it arrived, and in a new record I think. 🙂
The envelope was pretty pristine, it looked like it had maybe been popped away in a drawer somewhere for a few months and forgotten about 🙂 Better late than never – I shall put it out next Christmas as that zebra is particularly cute and just cross out the 2019 and put 2020 instead 🙂
🙂 yes, just use it for 2020 too. that is a super cute idea. I wanted to send cards with a more “african” sense, and the zebra is probably the closest we will get to reindeer. 🙂
What a fantastic trip! The views are stunning and seeing the animals just amazing:)
Thank you. It truly was amazing. I loved every moment of it.
Dartmoor Yarns said:
Wow! Such beautiful pictures and amazing wildlife. Feels like another plant looking at your pics from a damp Dartmoor. No wonder you had a such a fab time! Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed having a glimpse of your amazing next door country xx
🙂 Thank you. It was amazing, we loved every moment of it. Loved the weather too. It would range from very cold at night to very hot during the day. The desert is just amazing. Glad you enjoyed the post. 🙂
That is stunning to see from a distance. It looks a bit warm for my taste but the view is surreal. The wildlife that you see nowhere else would make me sit up and take notice. I started paying close attention when I saw the giraffe. Getting to go places we have never been expands our bubble. Thanks for sharing your trip with us.
Thank you. I loved the trip. The desert part was very hot, during the day. The evenings and nights cools off pretty much, and the mornings needs a second layer. At the coast it was cool and windy and chilly at night, we even had the fire going. 🙂
I loved seeing all the animals, wild and free and not caged. 🙂
Wild and free would be my favorite part as well. Deserts are like that. Hot during the day and cool to cold at night. Hot is the part I can’t do. ;(
So nice about the desert, they have a policy to keep fences to the limit.
lol, I dont do heat much either, I know how you feel. The colder evenings sure made up for it. 🙂
Missy's Crafty Mess said:
Your pictures are absolutely stunning 🥰