Monthly Archives: June 2013

Kaokoland 4 – from Epupa to Van Zyl’s

Day 3 – our night in Epupa had not been too good. Hanna had a stomach illness and she, Saga and Marie were awake most of the night. Me, being the driver, got to sleep. We had some driving ahead … Continue reading

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Kaokoland 3 – the Epupa Falls

We stayed one night on the Epupa Falls lodge, beautifully located on the shore of the Kunene river and with the Epupa falls just in front of it. To the right is the restaurant, to the left a similar house … Continue reading

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Kaokoland 2 – the Himba village

Coming to Epupa we also met the rest of our travel companions. It was Jo and Des with their Toyota Land Cruiser and Chris and Liz with their Land Rover Defender. Chris had been here before and then met Owen, a … Continue reading

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Kaokoland 1 – via Opuwo to Epupa

April 27. Already in July last year we planned to go to Kaokoland. That had to be cancelled so now it felt really good finally having the Pajero packed and ready to go. In the far northwest of Namibia you … Continue reading

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Rostock Ritz & Westair Fly In 2013 – Cessna 170

This is my final post from my weekend at Rostock Ritz. I will dedicate it to this beauty: It’s an old Cessna 170b restored to mint condition. During that Saturday I could admire it taking off… …and touching down. Perfect! … Continue reading

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Rostock Ritz & Westair Fly In 2013 – Things to do…

If you ever get boring of just taking off, flying and landing – try this? Mattias couldn’t help thinking of how to use that big sliding canopy of the Rallye…   …so let’s put a camera on the wing tip … Continue reading

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Rostock Ritz & Westair Fly In 2013 – Lightweights

Last year I was fortunate to get a very nice ride in this little darling Cheetah: Mattias was here again this year… …and approached real well for the first “power-off” landing but… …although on the spot, the nosewheel did not … Continue reading

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Rostock Ritz & Westair Fly In 2013 – Rallye, Maule and Cherokee

Let’s continue the parade. First a Rallye… Want more Rallye? Patience! There will be more in a later post… Here is an odd bird: OK, the Maule is always something of an odd bird, but this is definitely so… …with … Continue reading

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Rostock Ritz & Westair Fly In 2013 – Cessnas

There were six Cessnas taking part of the competition and here they are: C210: V5-MJD C210: V5-LXZ C210: V5-NCR C182: V5-EAJ C182: V5-IIM C206: ZS-OBE Thanks Cessnas for a good show!  

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Rostock Ritz & Westair Fly In 2013

I spent last weekend in the desert. We left Windhoek Friday and drove 230 km to the Rostock Ritz lodge. We arrived in good time for a nice dinner and… …some stargazing. The Milky Way looks nice from the Southern Hemisphere. … Continue reading

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