Beautiful Namibia

I took 600 pictures a day! Over every hill, around every corner, boulder, canyon and path – there was something different, something strange and something baron but beautiful. Driving the dusty roads of Namibia was like reading a thriller. There is no telling what you might see next. Just when you think you’ve cracked the country – something strange appears, a prehistoric tree that surely belongs to the era of dinosaurs, entire hills patterned like a quilt, exploding with contrasting colours of burnt orange, sage green and endless blue sky. I know no place like this. A place of such beauty and peace that it seems to envelop me entirely. It holds me firmly in the present, disabling all thoughts of the past and of the future.

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Brandberg

 

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Grootberg pass

Brandberg

Brandberg, Namibia

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
― Douglas Adams

Etosha Park

Etosha

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“The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
― Robert Frost

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Himba woman at Palmweg

Dorob National Park

On the way to Cape Cross, Dorob National Park

Grootberg, Namibia

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Honesty Box for crystals

Desert Sheep

Desert sheep, Grootberg pass

Grootberg pass, Namibia

“There is a wilderness when we walk alone
However well-companioned”
― Stephen Vincent Benet

Road to Cape Cross

On the way to Cape Cross via Henties Bay

 

Meerkat

Meerkat at Brandberg

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”
― Mary Oliver

Namibia

Road C43 heading south from Palmwag

Namibia

Road C43, from Palmwag on the way to Twylfontein

 

Desert giraffe

Desert Giraffe, Palmwag

“The most complicated skill is to be simple.”
― Dejan Stojanovic