Desert rest camp

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Comments (7)

Marilyn Whiteley on November 23, 2007

This is the tent camp with the open-air bathroom at the left side. In the white van, my husband and I, our two sons, and two daughters-in-law traveled together for almost three weeks--and managed to stay friends the whole time! A high tribute to everyone's good nature and adaptability!!

Margrit M. Berger (S… on November 23, 2007

That looks exciting, Marilyn… and yes, very idyllic, as long as there are no lions, rhinos and snakes around. I see the appendix of the bathroom. :)

It's an adventure, which one always remembers. I'll have to see your other photos of Namibia. I have never been there and probably never will.

You had to go out of the nicely done fence in order to take the picture. :) It was worth it, I like the shadow of the tree behind you. I makes it look less isolated. Very pretty the diagonal line of the mountain, which seems to protect the place. The car seems to be happy to get a little shadow as well under its tent. :)

Cheers, May

Marilyn Whiteley on November 23, 2007

Thanks, May. I seldom post pictures without checking whether they would benefit from cropping, straightening, or perhaps moderating the shadows or highlights. But this is just as it came from the camera, so I'm glad you approve!

I hope you enjoy the Namibia shots when you have a chance. You've probably seen that they have a tag. It's a beautiful and fascinating place, with diverse scenery though arid. It is probably the easiest part of sub-Saharan Africa to visit because of a good infrastructure.

Hugh was on the advisory committee of a small-scale development project in the northern part of the country in the early '90s, and I accompanied him on two brief trips then. He made a third visit at a time I was unable to go. Our sons had heard our stories and seen our pictures, so they were interested. That was why we proposed Namibia as the destination for a family trip during the year of our 40th wedding anniversary. They came back as enthusiastic as we are!

Best regards, Marilyn

Roger Sandvik on November 23, 2007

Great camp Marilyn! It's always great to spend time together this close, and manage to stay in good mood all the time. What better is there? :) I like the picture, and as May says, the shadow of the tree adds a lot to it :)

AlexMatos on November 23, 2007

Great Marilyn! That must have been a great trip, 3 weeks traveling arround Namibia like explorers.

There is a package for Australia that includes the flight and the rent of a motorhome, there from 2 to 6 bed motorhomes in this package. I have allready tried to convince my wife to, one of this years, do it. I think that would be a great experience, like yours I bet it was.

Cheers, Alex

Wallace Rivera on November 24, 2007

Excellent trip Marilyn and I can see you guys are well prepared for the wild. And it is a challenge to carry with the whole “Rat Pack” but at the same time it is good to spend sometime with the family. Well you guys know how to have fun, enjoy the vacations and thanks for all those wonderful photos! I miss going camping on the wild, now I just go hiking. :(

Marilyn Whiteley on November 24, 2007

Thanks, Roger, Alex, and Wallace. It was a wonderful way to travel.

To prepare for "the wild" with a van in Namibia, you must pay attention to the map. It marks all the gas [petrol] stations, and they aren't frequent. You need to be careful!!

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  • Uploaded on November 23, 2007
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
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