Day 7 - Swakopmund
This is our first day off and away from the truck and a chance to do our own thing ...... A welcome break from the intensity of the full group 24/7. Woken up early by Annette buzzing around - she is like a child on Christmas morning.
We ( Annette & I) were picked up at 9.30 AM for our Quad bikes and then did a 2 hour adventure across the dunes ...... Didn't realise the power of these bikes and controlling them on steep dunes was sometimes tricky. Our guide was Otto who managed to find both a snake and a chameleon for us. He also picked up some beetles on the way so when we saw the chameleon he let the beetles loose and the chameleon hunted them down, caught them with its long tongue and also changed colour while it was eating since it used so much energy.
Was back in Swakopmund for lunch time so went straight to the liquor store to get our supplies for the next few days since no alcohol can be bought on Sunday and we have a long drive ahead of us tomorrow. Had a great lunch at the Fish Deli and then just chilled.
Time to introduce Tom ....... Tom is an American from Wisconsin, he is about 65 years old and the last of the Cowboys. Generally, he is the slowest walker and his style is reminiscent of John Wayne ...... His sense of humour is locked in the past and not well understood by the the Germans, who think he is serious but eccentric. One morning, he turned up in new shorts, his old one's had ripped - when I say "new", it was his trousers that he had cut down to make shorts ..... The precision of his cut was dodgy, it looked like they had been cut with a spoon . When I asked him why he didn't just buy a new pair in town, he replied " guess I didn't think of it"
Went back into town late afternoon for a cocktail and a great dinner at the Jetty. Finished with a drink at the local pub where we met an English couple who we shared some travel stories with.