Experiences of a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia (2016-19) and further adventures…
More bike rides through the desert
The beginning of Spring means that Summer is not far behind, and our comfortable temperatures won’t continue for long. A week ago, for example, we saw the cold, wet fog reach 65 km inland from the coast and only my sleeping bag kept me warm enough at night. Yesterday, on the other hand, it reached the high-90s!
I’ve been taking advantage of the pleasant mornings to explore new points on the compass around Arandis. In my past two treks, I headed South and South Southwest, towards the Rössing Mine (said to be the largest, open-pit uranium mine in the world). The terrain offered less obvious wildlife but much more elevation change than my previous excursions to the North and Northwest. On an early Sunday morning, I was the only person for miles.
Until 2019, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia focused on Community Economic Development. Before that, I was a high-tech executive, small business owner, consultant and business broker. View all posts by Chris
2 thoughts on “More bike rides through the desert”
Love seeing all the photos. I wonder if the few landmarks help you find your way back. As a girl who gets lost in a paper bag (but now ventures out only with the help of GPS!), I’d be terrified I’d ride and ride and ride and never make my way back!
Thanks, Jenn! So far, I’ve had no problem as major landmarks (Rössing Mtn, Arandis Mtn, etc.) are always visible. If I ever get caught in thick fog, however, I always carry a compass in my Camelbak. (And there I thought my biggest worry was a breakdown…)