We made it out of the Kalahari and headed for Augrabies Falls National Park.
More to follow on that, but since we’ve got about 10 minutes of internet, for now just a quick summary of our present Christmas:-
Found Santa on the ‘Star Walk’ app…
…which turned out to be chicken breasts wrapped in bacon, rather than the huge prawns / shrimp I hoped they would be. I guess I should have suspected something when they called them Kalahari Prawns – no water for many miles, but I thought maybe they were just hot and spicy!
I’d looked everywhere for turkey in the shops, but no luck.
The only thing that came close was a packet of 20 frozen ‘Turkey Nuggets’ for $2, but I thought I’d give that a miss. They didn’t look very appetising, and I’m not sure exactly what part of the turkey they were but, if I’m right, they’re tremendous value for money since I guess you only get 2 ‘nuggets’ on each (male) turkey!
Top Tip: don’t try and buy prawns in the desert.
Anyway, we’ve made it down to Swellendam at the moment and are heading into the Bontebok National Park for a couple of days before new year. Very little wifi / internet available so not sure when I can update next.
It was our first Christmas away without family and friends around us, and that made it a bit odd. However, it’s been great getting messages from everyone now that we’ve (briefly) got internet.
A real tonic. Thanks.
If we don’t get internet before New Year, have a grand one all of you.
Thanks for following our travels, and thanks for the occasional Facebook messages, emails and whatsapp contacts (also the jokes Peter), they really give us a boost when we’re so far away from the ones we love.
Thanks especially to Judith for a grand job of plotting our erratic travels so far as we lurch from one Land Rover repair shop to another.