Blog entry date: 28.11.16
Distance: A tiring 107km
Odometer: 2 747km
Avg speed: 19.6km/hr
Time on bike: 5h28min
Flat tyre counter: 1 (Day 5)
Max speed of tour (Day 14): 65.8km/hr
Camping at River Dance lodge next to Kavango river, 25km’s before Divundu. Most scenic camp spot so far.
Expected a hot day and that’s what we got. On the bikes at 05:45 to make the most of early morning cool air. Riding into a strong headwind the entire day. The wind and hot weather were very tiring.
At 50km’s we stopped at “Try again” shabeen and could buy cold drinks and biltong. A nice break for us.
Initially thought we will go all the way to Divundu, but given the conditions, that proved 25km’s too far on the day. We however got a nasty surprise at the end. Last 2km’s to River Dance is on sand track and we had to push the bikes, while the relentless sun was beating down. We made it, but very tired. The lodge and camp is however stunning and in the end happy we ended up here.
The bird life is amazing and I feel a bit depressed that I do not have my field guide and binoculars with me, but size and weight were issues with packing.
Thanks for following.
Willem & Eva