Day 182 - Botswana, Rock Art - Zip Lock Omelettes
Trip Start Nov 09, 2008
164Trip End Jul 02, 2009
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Where I stayed
Tsodilo Hills Bush Camp
Tarps up so made myself comfortable on beach with Sarah. Pulled off road for breakfast at picnic spot.
Walked ahead with Martin, Muz, Sarah, Suze and Little Kate. Oliver meant to come but didn't. Back on truck. Curled up in sleeping bag till we reached last major town of Reindu(??) at 9.30 where people went cook group shopping at Shoprite. So much to choose from. Wished we had of shopped there.
Was starting to heat up so Suze put beach tarp down. Another big step as she's been frightened of climbing outside of the beach. She's doing very well, getting over her fears left right and centre with the help of Linds.
Left town at 10.30. Laid on beach sunbathing till we reached another picnic spot where we pulled over for lunch just after 12.
Suze and Sarah stayed on beach whilst I took over Suzy Q's chair. To get to the Namibian border you had to drive through game reserve with zebras so we watched animals, read magazines and listened to music till arrived at border town of Mohembo. Quick and easy crossing, getting out of Namibia in matter of minutes. Very small no mans land followed by another quick and easy entry into Botswana which was also done in minutes. Clocks went forward an hour.
Into Botswana noticed cows and donkeys... obviously no hungry lions around. Drove on sealed road then dirt when we reached turn off for the free campsite of Tsodilo Hills, a sacred site for the ancient San (?) peoples. The hills representing male, female and child are believed to represent where creation started and contain 2750 rock paintings at 200 sites over the rocks. Amazing.... unfortunately I didn't get to see any of them as on cook group. We did however manage to crack open a bottle of wine to make it more enjoyable.
Plan was to make one big massive omelette but whilst reading through my camp cook book we made a life changing discovery.... zip lock bag omelettes!! No washing up! Brilliant. Simply combine all ingredients in zip lock bag and place in boiling water for 15 minutes. Happy days.
Although others, including Oliver, knocked it ,we knew it was going to be a success even after our trial one slipped out of a split bag and spattered all over the dirt. It didn't stop us from having a try and discovering that it was in fact quite tasty, dirty and all. Jamie polished off nearly the whole thing hahahaaa.
Creating 20+ of these things did take an awful long time but the end result was delicious and dare I say even better than your conventional one. We were on to something and with limited dishes we were sitting round the campfire having chats in no time.