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We had some fun and games with a broken-down aeroplane on this trip (panoramic by Finn). More about that later...

 

Kate and Marjan next to ZS-OHH upon arrival in Upington:

Breakfast at the Le Must Manor in Upington before flying to Keetmanshoop:

A Cessna 172, ZS-MPF arrived at Keetmanshoop and would not leave! Everyone is standing around waiting to see if we can find a hotel in Keetmanshoop for the night. We were supposed to go on to Tantalite Valley.

We did find a hotel, and Marjan taught the boys how to provide the entertainment:

Brave faces before we left for the airport to try and start the 2nd plane again...

Kate and Marjan awaiting the outcome sitting on the apron...

Well, after hours of trying, the plane wouldn't start so we abandoned it. ZS-OHH took off for Tantalite Valley and the others followed in not-so-hot pursuit in a Mercedes driven by an enterprising Russian who also sold shower curtains and mobile phone parts. Don't ask....

We made Tantalite Valley, Finn got the Mog from the repair shop in Karasburg and all was fine when we sat down for a big lunch at Mr Severin's...

After half an hour on the way to Norechab, we had to stop and have the first warm beer at Kinderzit:

Having made Norechab a few hours later, we did the hard hike up Grappa Hill for sundowners:

It's Big Africa and the background looks almost superimposed...

The moon coming up behind "Quayron Kop" left)...and being photographed (right):

Grappa Hill - where Murli is happiest?

Every time we go, we make small improvements in our camping...

 

 

Preparing to leave Tantalite Valley "airport":

A pan on the way to the Fish River Canyon (left) and the Canyon itself (right):