Today on SlowGear

Today on SlowGear

I fear for my life… more on this later   Waking up we pack up quickly and head out before it gets hot and the gravel gets soft. In true fashion I point the wagon straight up the drop off from yesterday’s stuck and power straight up, was it a display of shear...
Poppin Views and Popping Questions

Poppin Views and Popping Questions

Waking up as the sun warms the swag we have enjoyed a surprisingly cool night, blanket required. So we are sleeping good on this trip so far. I make an egg sandwich to get me moving and stand near the water and stare at the fish swimming back and forth as Asareh and...
Splash Down

Splash Down

Nice try Datsun Birthday Boy!!!! We are all somehow awake at 7am, although a bit rough around the edges. I have a nice bowl of cereal and enjoy a bit of peace before a few flies come out of hiding and start to annoy me. Hutchy has new lamps he is opening, solar...
Nullagine Reunion

Nullagine Reunion

Up early, I have a look at the old haul truck parked up, you can see into the engine. Super cool.  before a quick bit of power adding to the wagon. Bit more fuel to get it moving.  A quick phone call lets me know Asareh is on her way to the airport to meet friends in...
Hammer Down

Hammer Down

Blasting along the highway at a blistering 97ish kmh I push all the way to Newman from Perth in 1 day. It seems I have a headwind regardless of the direction I travel, putting a speed cap on the old rig.  Speaking of old rig, I did a few upgrades and added a roof rack...
Birthday Boy

Birthday Boy

Its my Birthday!!   Waking up Asareh is able to shower before the water can even boil, we are totally out of LPG, but that’s alright, we still got coffee.  We start motoring south towards our destination of cape town.  Asareh has booked us in at a special hotel...
Something Fishy

Something Fishy

Waking up still in thick fog, it feels like something from silent hill. It takes absolutely ages for coffee, this gas issue is becoming a problem. But we figure we will only be camping 1 more night as we are headed back in towns for the rest of the trip. We pack up...
Chili Bacon Baby

Chili Bacon Baby

Seriously, always take advantage of showers and laundry when it’s available. We head south to Springbok, grabbing fast food for the first time in ages, burger and pizza. But in a change of events we found Chili bacon, now this is an amazing treat and if I am found...
Back In Za

Back In Za

  The sun finally peaks over the range, but the wind has not left. We are both not overly well rested. We get up and I drive the wagon down the track a few 100 meters to move around an old wall to take the tent down, this was a struggle. But we make it happen...
The Big Windy

The Big Windy

  We tried to stay an extra night in town, but the place was fully booked, so instead of looking for a new place we start heading south which is a good idea as we only have 2 more days left in the country before we overstay our visas. Packing up and a quick...
Wandering Around Town

Wandering Around Town

Our day in Windhoek, with some quick planning in place we head out for a laundry stop, and drop the wagon off for a service. I lucked out and the local Mitsubishi dealer was able to squeeze the wagon in. The shuttle us to downtown and we begin exploring. First stop,...
Windhoek Bound

Windhoek Bound

Making a quick exit from the hotel gets our day running.  On the hunt for a good carwash as the wagon is 10 pounds heavier in just salt crust. I find a place with underbody washing so up on the ramps she goes. We grab a coffee and relax, it takes about 30 minute to a...
Dune Bashing

Dune Bashing

The wagon gets a decent clean which will be pointless in an hour, but preventive care right? We grab a decent breakfast at the hotel and head towards Walvis Bay, there are oil rigs all along the coast which is very cool to see. In Walvis we refuel and grab coffee and...
Swako, Sushi, And Seals

Swako, Sushi, And Seals

Seafood is all we want, it’s been months since we have had anything fish related. So we proceed south, on route we pass a seal colony so we stop in, I had no idea how loud they are, let alone stinky. You basically walk through them, very cool, babies all over. We even...
Sugar We’re Going Down

Sugar We’re Going Down

Today our drone fights the earth…  Check out that tube But we must start our day with the most important meal, coffee, alcohol and boiled eggs, the breakfast of champions.  Hitting the road we quickly end up in a dead end, I figure by looking at the maps it’s a...
Ugab River Run

Ugab River Run

No one wakes up happy today; I am in slightly better shape and meander for breakfast. Asareh sleeps till 11, and even then was not feeling very well at all. Lunch really did a number. To fill in the time I do some cleaning and small repairs on the wagon. With Asareh...
The White Lady

The White Lady

Back in the wagon I cut across the back routes and we head south towards white lady, we stop about 10kms south for lunch. Russians and ciders. A good call as it’s a bit cool out with the wind. A family of giraffes wander around just down from the wagon paying us no...
Tourist Stuff

Tourist Stuff

Waking up we shower, which is welcome after a few days in the dust and have a relaxing coffee. They must water the bushes near our tent as the bonnet is a bit wet and I absolutely eat shit off the bonnet, A good start to the day, we are off to the shop for a large...
Running On Empty

Running On Empty

We get the fire started back up and use it to  make coffee as we are pretty much out of LPG in both tanks. The sun takes ages to creep over the mountains. But a short time later we find ourselves working through the rocks to get back to the river bed to continue on. ...
Hoarusib River Run

Hoarusib River Run

A shower and coffee get us running at a decent hour and we pick up Chiko, and with Asareh sitting on the center console we go to meet his family and buy some diesel from a local house.  We meet his wife and child and gift them the rest of the cake we made the night...