Published: July 12th 2008July 12th 2008
Just a quick one today - the internet is a little slow and I'm running out of time.
Things have relaxed a little bit after the intense day of skydiving/sandboarding/general mayhem. Since then we've driven through an area called Damaraland, where we saw some ancient rock drawings and our first elephants!
Last night and the night before that we were camping in Etosha National Park. Our campsite was right near the watering hole so we were about a five minute walk from some amazing animals. Between the watering hole and some game drives we saw: elephants, zebras, giraffes, black rhinos, springbok, lions (!!), wildebeests, ostrich, hyenas, oryx, warthogs, and plenty of jackals. The camping was an interesting experience...mostly in that it was absolutely FREEZING at night. As a Canadian, I am ashamed to say that even with five layers of clothing and a sleeping bag, I was cold. Luckily, one of my friends on the tour is leaving me a sleeping bag so I can double up next time we go camping. Funnily enough, it was actually warm enough during the day to do some swimming and sunbathing. Very relaxing!
Tonight, we are planning to go out in Windhoek as this the last night on tour for four of our group. It is going to be very sad to see them go (especially since one of them is one of my best friends on the tour). So tomorrow we take off with a new set of people in their place.
On a completely unrelated note: I understand that Rafael Nadal won Wimbledon in an intense final match? Craziness! He must be so happy (and Federer not so much.)
Hope you all are having a great Canadian summer. I understand it's very humid so even though I am cold at night, I can't say I envy you :)