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Day 1980, Divundu – Omega: Sounds in the Night

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Mar - 16 - 2016

Distance: 101.0 km
Ride time: 6:08:41
Average: 16.4 km/h
Max speed: 22.0 km/h
Total: 46246 km

It felt good hitting the road again after the unwanted break in Windhoek. I was however looking over my shoulder a few more times than normal to see if a sleeping truck driver would be surprising me once again. Luckily the traffic was very light.

I was crossing the mighty Okavango River that flows into the big Okavango Delta in Botswana. The wild life is supposed to be quite something although I will not make it this time…

Instead I was cycling into the Caprivi Game Reserve. There is a good number of animals around up here as well. Plenty of signs told me to watch out for the elephants!

For the first hours of the day I was looking intensely into the bush for any signs of life. Then I put on my headphones and started listening to pod casts instead.

The good thing about having stopped for a week was that my back was finally in good shape. My new wheel seemed to be rolling fine as well. The only thing to complain about was a steady head wind keeping the speed down, but all in all it felt great to be back on the road instead of sitting around waiting.

As my computer ticked over a 100 km I pulled over to the side of the road to put up my tent. I hadn’t passed a village for hours so I didn’t have to worry about humans being around. Instead I was thinking what kind of animals would find my tent at night. As I tried to fall asleep I did indeed hear what (at least in my imagination) seemed like a big animal walking around in the bush. It was not the best sleep I ever had in my tent…

Categories: Namibia
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One Response so far.

  1. Good that the back is all ship shape again! Now you can enjoy cycling again. đŸ™‚ Hopefully you won’t have to try and outrun an elephant or two!