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Day 1942, Aus – Tirasberg: African Bratwürst

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Feb - 04 - 2016

Distance: 112.6 km
Ride time: 7:22:17
Average: 15.3 km/h
Max speed: 47.5 km/h
Total: 44829 km

I woke up to a surprisingly chilly morning in my tent in the Namibian desert. Lovely to ride the first hours in temperatures below 20 degres. Then the strong sun had already warmed everything up to above 30 again.

I was passing by the village of Aus and planned to spend the midday hours there. That plan worked out great – I first went to the supermarket to stock up on food, and then I had a nice lunch at the Bahnhof Hotel. Yes, things are turning German out here on the country side of Namibia – my lunch consisted of Bratwürst! Hard to believe this is Africa 🙂

After leaving Aus I was turning into another remote dirt road. As I was on top of a hill at 1500 meters I could see 50 km ahead towards the Tirasberge where I would end up spending the night. Apart from a couple of cars for the cattle farms there was almost no traffic.

The ride through Namibia just continues to amaze. I haven’t even made any special effort to go to the real scenic tourist places. The photos I’m posting here are from more or less random roads going through the Southern part of the country. Impressive indeed!

For now it was time to put up my tent in yet another perfectly quite spot next to the road. Life is good on a bike in Namibia!

Categories: Namibia
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4 Responses so far.

  1. The start of my trip can’t come fast enough! If I ever needed motivation, you’re definitely providing it!

  2. Fred Bouwman says:

    Maybe you could try some more cattle ranching again…

  3. Looks nice Fred… I’m in Windoek now. It’s pretty hot so I could drink a cold beer 🙂