An early start this morning. We are traveling on a 35 passenger highway coach to Keetmanshoop. The coach will be our primary mode of transportation for the next two weeks and comes equipped with a drink cooler, air conditioning and a rest room. With twelve in our group, we all have ample room to spread out and be comfortable.
Namibia is the second least densely populated country in the world (2.5 inhabitants per square km), with an area of approximately 825 000 square kilometers (or about 25% more area than Manitoba) . I spot hardly any development along the two lane highway we’re traveling. Occasionally I’ll see and animal or two (baboons, horses and sheep so far), but after seven hours it all begins to look the same.
We arrived at the Quiver Tree Forest guesthouse mid afternoon and then drove to the forest to photograph the quiver trees in the warm light of late afternoon and sunset. The results are below. Tomorrow, we’ll return to the forest prior to sunrise – that means up at 4:30am, so I’m off!