Namibia Impressions III – Farmscape

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Namib landscape by Colleen. 1990. Owned by Peter & Gerda Klostermann. Farm Süderecke/Namibia.
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From Lüderitz we are travelling in a north-easterly direction to Peter and Gerda’s farm near Helmeringhausen.
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There will be rain soon – a Namibian farmer’s constant hope during the rainy season. Their water supply is pumped up from reservoirs hundred and more meters below. – The Brukkaros, an extinct volcano, in the background.
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You are asking me what to do? I say, live wild and dangerously, Arthur!
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A dried-out river bed which after a heavy downpour can come alive very quickly.
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A housing estate of social weaver birds, looking a bit tatty but still in use. The colonists left at our approach.
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Farmland picnic. No lions or rhinos around here, but sheep, goats, cattle, horses, springbok and oryx antelopes.
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Peter – farmer, shopkeeper, entrepreneur.
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For years providing for basic needs in the farming community.
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The farmyard at dusk. Virtually all their power demands are met by photovoltaic roof panels.
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On the road again towards Swakopmund with an overnight stop at Capricorn rest camp.

Thank you, Peter and Gerda!

With love from
Colleen & Walter
Stellenbosch, 25 April 2015

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