Blog 28 by Tan: Life is Boring Without a Bit of Spark I’m not going to lie. The blog is likely to be a boring one, which I hope people will forgive considering I rather selflessly hit a donkey in the last post in order to keep the excitement level high. This update outlines the logistical…

Blog 27 by Tan and Mick: Smack Dat Ass TAN’S VIEW:  The roads in the north of Ovamboland are flat and straight and lined with a menagerie of animals, including many cows, goats, dogs and worst of all, donkeys. They are an obvious hazard and we certainly had our eyes peeled for them. From our time…

Blog 26 by Tan: Last Dance in Kaokoland Even with Van Zyl’s completed, there was still hundreds of kilometers of off-road riding to be done to get out of oblivion and back to civilisation. Our next planned fuel stop was still 450kms away in Raucana, while the next place we could get a meal and place…

Blog 25 by Mick: Godzilla Pass   Tanya and I have been keeping a travel diary on this trip so we can keep track of what we have been doing and have some notes from which we can write the blog, which is becoming more and more important as we slip further and further behind. Often…

Blog 24 by Tan: STOP! Himba Time! We had a somewhat restless sleep despite our fatigue as I was far from comforted by the campsite custodian’s response to my question of whether we were safe from lions at the campsite. We had already found ourselves inadvertently camping in a place where there were lions in the…

Blog 23 by Mick: Up the Ganamub Without a Paddle At least we got some semi-working internet with our horrifically expensive camping at Palmwag Lodge. But with that I got a hell of a shock – an email from Delorme about a cancelled emergency SOS activation. I had been carrying the InReach in my tankbag where…

Blog 22 by Tan: Nothing Like a Flash Flood to Keep Things Interesting   We were informed by the guy at the Skeleton Coast gates that the 4×4 route that hugs the southern border of the national park was the most scenic route inland. He had worked in the park for more than 20 years so…

Blog 21 by Mick: Alive on the Skeleton Coast   Was it ever nice to be riding again! We had run a few little errands before leaving civilisation, and with those done we roared out of the big smoke after a bit over 3 weeks of the sedentary life. After watching the Dakar and even staying…

Blog 20 by Tan:  Hurry Up and Wait Even though Mick’s engine was running fine, it was making a slight but undeniable rattle/knocking noise. As much as we would have liked to ignore the problem and hope it would go away we knew better than to do that. The timing was terrible as the whole of…

Blog 19 by Mick: Knock knock? Go Away! Being our second visit to Lüderitz we were far more on the ball, not just knowing the opening hours of Kolmanskop, we were also surprisingly organised enough to get there on time. And ‘on-time’ enough to not only see it but to even get on a tour. And…