Namib in Namibia

Namib in Namibia

Heading north out of South Africa I made my way into Namibia, one of Africa's most sparsely populated countries. And for good reason, Namibia is one dry country and I biked right through the Namib desert, the oldest in the world. Along the way to the wonderful valley of colorful dunes at Sossusvlei, I enjoyed fighting desert headwinds and sandy roads, drinking from wind and solar powered water holes, and watching more African wildlife at play.

Cape Town, South Africa 23/4/17 to Windhoek, Namibia 16/6/17

IMG_6035

IMG_5852

IMG_5921Off the grid 1: GenerationIMG_5956The other sign says ! Sand

IMG_6039

IMG_5791The day I came down with a cold I biked down into a citrus valley, the first I have been through since Colombia nearly a year ago. What are the chances, I biked right into a natural pharmacy and loaded up on Vitamin C.IMG_5992The OryxIMG_5931Springbok and Wildebeest steaks for dinnerIMG_6054

IMG_5989

IMG_5870Fish River CanyonIMG_6015

IMG_5902

IMG_6018The last stretch into Sossusvlei is impassable by bike, so I caught a ride with a couple German families in their 4X4. We soon got stuck in the sand and did some digging and deflating to get out.

IMG_5954

IMG_5928Off the grid 2: Storage (Elon Musk's Powerwall is an upgrade of this)

IMG_5915

Billy and his wife Betsie live comfortably off the grid in Namibia. Here Billy shows off the rotatable structure he built for his solar panels.IMG_6043

IMG_6023 SossusvleiIMG_5858

IMG_5974Pack of Zebras watching me curiouslyIMG_5881Most everyone I saw out on the sandy roads was equipped with a 4x4 and often some serious camping equipment. But old Falcor and I made it alright.IMG_5786Believe it or not, this barren country in South Africa will bloom full of wildflower colors come AugustIMG_5943

IMG_5806A little biltong (beef jerkey) stop before heading into Namibia. Little did I know, Namibian biltong is even better.