Monday, November 22, 2010
.We awoke to a brilliantly clear day and got ourselves busy with packing up for the day ahead. Today was to be the desert crossing and as Andre had explained, we'd have to first get out of the riverbed before exploring further and this sounded like an adventure in itself.
Breakfast was an interesting array of muffins, sausages, pap and sauce, cheeses and breads. Once we had finished up, washed our dishes, made the final adjustments to our packing, we parked in convoy and waited for Andre to take the lead and guide us out of our little safehaven.
Here is Andre taking the lead and testing the track before the rest of us can follow.
Once at the top he radioed for the rest of us to come up one vehicle at a time and here you can see just how high we are going - notice in the clearing just left of centre how tiny the 4x4s look! (click on the picture to enlarge).
And here is a close up of the type of rock we drove over...
Once at the top the view was again quite breathtaking with the contrasts of rock, dune and greenery.
We assembled next to Andre, waiting as each vehicle slowly made it to the top.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
All the drivers drove their vehicles up to the main entrance to have radios fitted for the trip while the rest of us couldn't wait for that first cup of coffee and discussed the sudden change in weather and wondered what we were in for.