Sunday, May 07, 2006

respite

sorry for my quietness recently. Not a lot of exciting news to report. However, since it is holiday, the students don't start back to school till mid May, and lots of people are still gone, and Bible studies have been hit-or-miss; we took the opportunity to have a mini-holiday of our own. the plan was that there would be 6 of us: the fourfrom our team plus jennie and maveja, but jennie's plans changed and at the last minute Todd got really sick and therefore Erin and he had to stay behind. So....Buddy, Maveja and I headed out E-A-R-L-Y monday morning and started on our way to the first destination - Swakopmund. we spent a day and a half there, then continued on the the red dunes of Sossusvlei, farther south in the Namib-Naukluft park. For more of the pictures, go visit my Flickr site. But here are some of my all-time favorites from the trip:


Trees at Dead Vlei
Dead vlei tree desert namibia

Dead Vlei trees against the red dunes
Dead vlei tree

Dry
dead vlei

Self portait
self portrait

The red dunes of Sossusvlei
sossusvlei dunes

Gemsbok grazing at Sossusvlei
gemsbok as the dunes

Sunset over the plains as we drove home
sunset drive

2 comments:

Joel said...

Beautiful...absolutely beautiful.

Jamie Murphy said...

I'm so glad you got some time away ...a needed respite...I also love seeing the other photos on flicka...especially the sand boarding...so much fun...aren't you glad God is the God of adventure and that we get the blessing...Jamie

I look forward to seeing you in less than 30 days;) do you have any small wishes that I can hand deliver?? let me know