FISH RIVER CANYON (Karas, NAM) to SESRIEM (Hardap, NAM)
Sunday November 20th, 2016
TODAYS MILEAGE – 342 miles or 550 kilometres
TRIP MILEAGE – 14000 miles or 22531 kilometres
We hit the road again and stopped at the Fish River to stretch our legs and some happy snaps, before mid-morning stop in the small town of Bethanien. On departure, we took in both "The Schmelenhaus" built in 1814, long considered the oldest structure in Namibia and the church that was built in 1899, located in the Evangelical Lutheran Church Complex.
While in town, I was also able to find a small family butcher shop the produced some of the best Biltong I had on the the entire trip.
Mid-afternoon Mama Lolo enlightened us on the nesting habits of one of the local bird population, which was quite interesting. With dusk approaching, we set up camp for the night at the Sesriem campsite, inside the Namib-Naukluft Park.
With my habit of falling into every swimming pool I've come across during the trip - Sesriem's was no different. My swim didn't last long though ..... it was colder than a mother in-law's kiss, but not to worry as a I found something colder to occupy me with - the beer in my esky.
After our evening meal, I decided to head to the bar and try the campgrounds internet services, to which they said in a very abrasive and obnoxious manner they had no more vouchers and come back tomorrow. No problems, I'll fire up my laptop and see what I can see.
Here's a little "I.T. Security 101" folks,, if you're going to sell internet connectivity and have an attitude about it, be sure to change the wireless access point default administration password, or you may just find a non-secured SSID of "Free Internet".
• CANON ~ Roadhouse (Karas, NAM)
• ROAD D601 (Karas, NAM)
• ROAD D545 (Karas, NAM)
• ROAD B4 (Karas, NAM)
• FISH RIVER (Karas, NAM)
• BETHANIEN (Karas, NAM)
• ROAD C14 (Karas, NAM)
• ROAD D831 (Hardap, NAM)
• ROAD C19 (Hardap, NAM)
• ZARAS (Hardap, NAM)
• SESRIEM ~ Campsite (Hardap, NAM)
Day 4 - Fish River Canyon to Namib-Naukluft National Park
We arrive at the Namib-Naukluft National Park and set up camp, then enjoy a short hike into the Sesriem Canyon. Tonight we enjoy the star-studded sky and enduring silence of the Namib Desert, only occasionally interrupted by the call of a jackal or, a rather unique lizard, the barking gecko.