We made it home safely! In fact we have been home for quite some time. And talking about Namibia in the the Best Less Sugar Carrot Cake Recipe seemed just two too wildly different topics to put in one post.
We had a great journey, with a few adventures (one tight spot where I thought Nick was going to be mugged!), but also lots of relaxation. It took us about a week to make our way up into Namibia and to Swakopmund where my grandmother lives. We stayed with her for two whole weeks. We toured, all got the flu, and recovered copying all the old home videos onto DVD.
From there we took a horrific gravel road down to the diamond town of Luderitz. In Luderitz we visited my childhood best friend and his folks – and it was like seeing a second family. We had planned to stay two nights and ended up staying for a almost a week!
We then had to hot foot it home through Namibia, across the border and back down the the southern coast of South Africa. It was a crazy long journey and we did it in two days!!! Which had a lot to do with Nick’s license expiring.
We made it home at 5 minutes to midnight before his expiry date. Talk about perfect timing… or cutting it close : P.
But enough words, a picture speaks a thousand words – but mine might not because lets just say that I am worse at wild life photography than at food photography. But here are some of the characters we saw along the way:
Our spilled Marmite Rusks being eaten by the local wildlife in the Kalaghadi Park!
Little birdies enjoying our leftover butternut first morning over the Namibian border!
Going away on a journey does amazing things for one’s mind! If you are ever travelling to Namibia (or South Africa!) give me a shout and I’ll try answer any questions you might have.
And for now – back to the recipes. Holiday time is great, but it’s also wonderful to be busy busy with work and home and recipes.
I have some super healthy things coming up this month – think things like Chickweed Chowder and field mushroom and barley bowls! If you have any special requests, pleease let me know. I love hearing from you.