Barbecue at Duncan’s Place
We decided to have a nice barbecue at our campsite. As always we were at campsite 5, almost our home in Africa already. We invited Marianne and Vital, and Rick and Anne as well.
Tara was excited as she liked all of them very much and last but not least at all she liked barbecue. Everybody brought something, Vital of course nice shots and Rick was the chef of barbecue. We had a really nice evening and some good talk.
As there were things left over from the barbecue we ate the remaining things at Rick and Annes place. Rick was not in a very good condition, he was suffering from the heart for quite a while, but it could not prevent him from having some glasses of wine. Again nice chat.
20.10 to 26.10.2014
Nothing special – just helping in the bar.
As we were driving for quite a long time without proper brakes, something had to be done with the Land Rover. Duncan, a Scotish Land Rover Enthusiast was the man for the job. Already in the afternoon we drove tho their farm, to have a look at the Land Rovers brakes. The seal was leaking so it should be replaced. When we opened we saw that not only the brakes, but also the bearings, the seals, the swivel pin and bearing needs attention. So we had to make a list of which spares we needed, to order in Windhoek, which Vital would bring with him in the next few days. But now party was on the agenda, Duncan and Debbie had built a kind of lodge called Filmhaus, which was used before as the set for an American movie. There we planned to have a barbecue. But we were not alone with Vital and Marianne, there was Stonne and Hilda a Belgium overland couple with their Unimog, already retired, and there was another young couple from Belgium as well in their Land Rover. Already in the afternoon we sat in the shade of the porch having drinks and Tara of course was lying in the shade as well, it was just too hot to move. Later on when it got dark, we went down to the barbecue area where they prepared meat and side dishes. A Himba chief joined, because the farm housed a Himba village nearby. Although Tara was a barbecue fan, she had to stay in the Land Rover because Debbies dogs were there as well and they would not have accepted a dog so close to the meat. It was a nice evening, we slept in the Land Rover to be with Tara, who knows how long she would be still with us.