Tomorrow will be the first anniversary of my arrival in Namibia with my fellow PCVs from Group 43. I will mark the occasion by completing the “project” I conceived back in October: to backpack from home over the desert and down the Khan and Swakop River canyons to Goanikontes-Oasis Rest Camp.
It’s been too hot in our summer months to make this 2-day, ~45km scramble but the brisk autumn weather has arrived and the conditions are perfect. I’m happy to have the notes and coordinates from my fateful reconnaissance trip, too, so I’m excited for this adventure!
My batteries get recharged in this terrain, something I need after the emotional drain of the past two weeks.