Jan 18, 2007
Sep 01, 2007
! Once at the of the view of the area was amazing....360 degrees and so high up. I have a really good pic of our truck and campsite but I can't find my camera cord at present so photos will have to wait!
This was one of my favoutie places...it was just so stunning and peaceful, I stayed at the top for ages, until Angela came up and ruined my peace. Teehee just kidding...we wandered around on the top for a bit before heading down ( a much easier way than I had found...doh!).
In the evening, we set up a campfire in a wicked cave by the campsite, which was made from rocks that had fractured and fallen, and drew got out his guitar for some singing. It was really a lovely day in a great setting, and i'm really getting into the bush camping experience now, especially with all the stars you can see when in the middle of nowhere!
After a morning drive from the cheetah park, we arrived in spitzkoppe, which isn't a town, just simply a camping area in the middle of the desert. This area was completely stunning....called the matterhorn of Namibia. When I pu the photos up you'll see why. Basically it's an area of scrub land with massive granite rock formations. Paul, the geologist, was very excited by it all. It was gorgeous, and the best bit was you could climb up the rocks for the most amazing views. It was nice for me as well to go off by myself for a bit for wander, with just my i-pod. Despite having a great time with everyon on the truck, you don't really get any time by yourself, so a bit of solitude was a nice change. The rock wasn't too hard to climb, but a little nerve wrackign as you don't have ropes or anything, you just go up of your own accord. I climbed up a small section of this massive rock (think Ayers rock, but smaller) then panicked a litle way up cos i didn't know how to get down! So after practising crawling down on ym bum a bit I was happier and found a slightly easier bit to climb