One of the more popular things to do here in Namibia (as a tourist, anyways, and I try to do it myself, to take special note at the end of the day) is to go on a “Sundowner”. That’s marking the special moment of the day when the sun goes down. I like to give thanks at the end of the day because I lead such a lucky life. A sundowner is a great way to do it! Here’s my sundowner at Uis (Namibia):  Read More →

Sossusvlei is a salt and clay pan surrounded by high red dunes, located in the southern part of the Namib Desert. It’s just a couple hundred kilometers south of Windhoek, but I had never traveled there until a couple of days ago with Renedian Adventures’ motorcycle tour. Let me tell you: it’s a magical place. I don’t have too many pictures from there because of a surprising turn of events: I was actually so scared climbing the dunes that I forgot to take pictures! Here are a few marvels along the way before I got too scared to photograph:     Those are my pictures above. Here are some I have borrowed from the Interwebs:       Sossusvlei is a place IRead More →

Well, my dream finally came true and I was able to ride a motorcycle (a BMW F650 GS) in Namibia. I joined up with a great group of people on a Renedian Adventures motorcycle safari (www.Renedian.com) and met delightful people, rode great roads, and ate way too much good food. I now have new friends and several kms of riding in Africa under my belt.  Read More →

I’ve been on Okambara for the past month and have loved it, but it’s time for a little change. I’m in Windhoek getting supplies, catching up with new friends and recharging.   Of course, I’m never too far from a motorcycle. Next up:   Yes, a motorcycle tour! 🙂Read More →

One of the things we do on Okambara is observe the elephants’ feeding behaviors in order to determine what a sustainable number of elephants are for a given size of farm. Some days we can see them easily, and other days they are difficult to see. (It’s absolutely amazing to me how one can “lose” a herd of 9 elephants on a farm!) The other amazing thing is how QUIET they can be. Sure, they trumpet at each other every once in a while, but normally they are near-silent. Pretty amazing given their size.   So this is normally what we see:   But we came around the corner and saw this:     Here’s our encounter the other day:  Read More →

I’ve been back in Namibia for over a month now, and it’s so different than last year! Same lovely landscape, yet they had a good rainy season so the trees have leaves and the acacia are blooming right now. It’s really beautiful here and it’s good to be back!    Read More →

Last week I worked the BMW Rally in Minneapolis, MN, and it was so much fun to work that event. It was great to be back on the demo team, and we had a spectacular route to ride–almost 60 miles every group. At 5 groups per day, that was a lot of miles clocked on the newest, state-of-the-art BMW motorcycles! I think I got to ride every bike in the fleet! We had such a great team this year setup and tear dow was a breeze, and man! was it nice to be greeted getting off the bike with a cold bottle of water! Thanks BMW and Power Trip Industries for asking me to be a part of the team!Read More →