I took off early for the flight to Windhoek. Martine
and Andre were in the air ahead of me and waved enthusiastically to me as I passed them on my way south. Olivier, Manuela, Andre and Martine will travel to Walvis Bay in 2 trikes and a Land Rover (with a trike
trailer) where we will meet in a few days.
My brother, Graham, will be flying with me from Windhoek to Cape Town.
The flight was easy, but quite nerve-wracking because
the bush underneath me was very thick with absolutely no inhabitants at all. For the first 2 hours I didn't see a single person, fence, road, house …. no sign of civilisation at all. Not even smoke! After 2 hours in
the air I saw some tracks and then later a road and a house. After that there were more and more signs of civilisation and I relaxed a bit. I realised what comfort a flying partner gives you – especially over parts
of the world where there are no people and the lions are always hungry!
It was turbulent low level with a strong headwind,
but at 8,500 ft I had a tailwind of between 25 and 45 km/h. Nice! The 442 km to Windhoek airport took me just three and a half hours. At the airport I persuaded the fire chief to let me park the trike in an empty
fire truck garage.
A few days rest before Boet arrives.