Let’s call it a rebranding of this weblog…

Hello, all – I hope you are well! Thanks for visiting again.

I’ve been delinquent in keeping up this blog during the pandemic, although I was fortunate that the virus didn’t keep me from visiting Namibia a few times – it is always nice to see my friends and former colleagues there in my second home. Throughout the period, I’ve mostly kept busy with some local volunteer activities (elections, census, food bank, and mentoring several foreign small businesses through MicroMentor) as well as enjoying some self-improvement (online courses, lectures, webinars, and gardening).

While I expect (and hope) to spend a lot of my future in Namibia again, and possibly even with the Peace Corps, I’ve spent most of my recent months preparing for some long distance hikes this year. In order to share these adventures with all of you, I thought I would borrow this “Chris-in-Namibia” site and temporarily rename it “Chris-on-the-Trail.” I hope you don’t mind.

As a start, here are a few recent selfies taken on some trails and at various spots around the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We are truly fortunate to have so many wonderful places nearby to stretch our legs!

Sonoma Mountain
Mount Diablo
Montara Peak
Fifield-Cahill Trail above San Bruno

Author: Chris

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.

17 thoughts on “Chris-on-the-Trail”

  1. Thank you for sharing Chris.

    Always a pleasure looking at your pictures. Looking forward to seeing you again in your second home.
    Take care.

  2. Borrow away Chris- if you hike further south – let us know. Wilder Ranch – a Carmel Valley? We’d Love to join you!

    1. That would be a lot of fun, Terry! We’ll be passing near Chester on Tuesday, driving from MAN to the Wirral, so will be thinking of you!

      1. I had forgotten your Wirral connection. Is it Willaston that connects you to the Wirral? From MAN you will drive on the M53 touching the Fringe of Ellesmere Port (where I grew up) on your way deeper into the Wirral
        We just arrived in Tortola, BVI’s today

  3. Hi Chris!
    Do you still have your “sea legs”? If so, you are welcome to re-join the WindWalker crew here in Santa Cruz.
    If you’re still interested in sailing on Monterey Bay occasionally, let me know and I’ll add you to my E-mail invite list…
    Really enjoyed getting your posts!
    Cap’n Van

    1. Thanks, Van! It would be wonderful to get back on the water this summer. I’ll be back mid-June for a couple of months so please add me to your list.

  4. don’t mind at all, always inspiring to read from you.. btw I moved to Cape Town, should you be in Namibia let me know as I have developing a project in Arandis… cheers

    1. You’re getting around all of Africa, aren’t you? Well done! I am still in contact with many friends and former colleagues in Arandis if you need any introductions to help you with your project.

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