Well, we finally got ourselves onto a road in Namibia that was pretty interesting. As in very steep!
We were doing the drive from Windhoek to the Namib Desert Lodge. looking at the map with our couchsurfing host Willa, she says "oh, this is an interesting route...and what a view!".
Well that certainly piqued our interest. Besides, it looked like the most direct route anyhow, except that it was all on dirt roads.
So off we went.
Here's our route. 256 kms (159 miles), almost all of it on dirt roads!
Only a few kms out of Windhoek, the road turned to gravel.
Things started out with no problem. Beautiful day, and a little cooler as we actually drive with the windows open. It would warm up though...we're headed for the desert!
Here's our Daihitsu 4x4 from Namibia Car Rental.
Turned a corner and saw this sign. Good thing we weren't driving our motorhome. Sherman would not have liked this road!
Again, it started off okay.
And then we rounded a corner and saw this magnificent view!
And, we saw the road down!
We stopped and had a bite to eat before heading down. Check out that guy's house. What a view he's got!
Heading down Spreetshoogte Pass. Did almost the whole thing in first gear to save the brakes!
Besides, the speed limit is only 20 km/h (13 mph)! Ruth took a video of part of the drive down, but again, it will have to wait until we have much better internet to upload it for you to view. Some day, we'll get around to doing that.
Looking back. I'm sure that's the steepest road I've ever taken down.
At the bottom, it was nice and flat. And much warmer!
We pulled in to Namib Desert Lodge. We're going to tell you more about it in another post, but here's a preview!
A rosy cheeked lovebird. He was sitting in the tree outside of our room.
And this is the view from our front porch!