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Climbing a kopji near base camp
The rest of the work day on 9/14 was fine, but so so so hot. I felt so sluggish. We ended early that evening due to the heat. On the morning of 9/15, we packed up camp and headed back to base camp. On the way, we stopped at Johnny's Super Save, which is the most divine shop, simply because Johnny sells cold drinks! (I am addicted to Apple and Grapetizer, and will be so sad to leave Africa and not have them anymore!).

When we got to base camp, I opted to sleep in an A-frame. (I had slept on the platform in the tree before and catapillars kept falling on me...). After settling in, Mirka, Louise, Michael, Birgit and Wim and I went for a hike on the kopji's for a few hours. What an incredible view!!! It was just amazing! And after our hike, ahhhh, the showers! It had been 6 days since I'd last showered, and the base camp shower felt like being at a spa! Using solar panels, we are able to have hot or cold showers!

This morning (9/16), we went on another hike...similar route to yesterday, but more rock climbing and steeper peaks. it was fantastic!
AndiPerullo says:
That shower must have felt like heaven!!!
Posted on: Sep 29, 2007
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Climbing a kopji near base camp
Climbing a kopji near base camp
Dan on top of a peak
Dan on top of a peak
Me and Louise
Me and Louise
The view...
The view...
A group of us climbing a kopji
A group of us climbing a kopji
Good old A-frames!  (Wim and Birgi…
Good old A-frames! (Wim and Birg…
Base camp toilet
Base camp toilet
I love it!
I love it!
Base camp shower!
Base camp shower!
Damaraland
photo by: Jennyc2007