We decided to have breakfast in camp this morning and only left after 9:00 am. We had an interesting ride to Augrabies and were particularly fascinated to see a solar farm with hundreds of solar panels on the side of the road. With all the sun in the semi-desert it certainly makes sense to feed some solar power into the grid.
The caravan park at Augrabies was relatively empty. The Earl and I arrived ahead of Cathy and Alec and we soon found a shady spot to set up. Photos to follow in my next blog.
We parked and did not unhook as the following day we needed to take the Gecko to Upington for new shock absorbers on the tow hitch.
Once settled I went to explore.
I found the signposts to the falls so decided to continue my walk to preview them on my own. It was a crazy thing to do as it was midday and very hot!
Our friends were not far behind us and after they’d set up we had a bite to eat with them before going off for a swim.
After our swim I walked with The Earl to see the falls again. In the afternoon light we could see a rainbow in the spray.
The facilities here at Augrabies are very good. Hopefully, the ablutions will be adequate over the long weekend when I expect the place will fill up. There are only two blocks with two loos and two showers on each of the male and female sides. They are sparkling clean though.
More about Augrabies in the coming days.