Namib landscape by Colleen. 1990. Owned by Peter & Gerda Klostermann. Farm Süderecke/Namibia.
From Lüderitz we are travelling in a north-easterly direction to Peter and Gerda’s farm near Helmeringhausen.
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.
“You are asking me what to do? I say, live wild and dangerously, Arthur!“
A dried-out river bed which after a heavy downpour can come alive very quickly.
A housing estate of social weaver birds, looking a bit tatty but still in use. The colonists left at our approach.
Farmland picnic. No lions or rhinos around here, but sheep, goats, cattle, horses, springbok and oryx antelopes.
Peter – farmer, shopkeeper, entrepreneur.
For years providing for basic needs in the farming community.
The farmyard at dusk. Virtually all their power demands are met by photovoltaic roof panels.
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