Xaga Island Double Sunset

Two of my favourite pictures from our midwinter safari to Namibia and Botswana were of the same sunset.  We were camping out in the Okavango panhandle on Xaga Island and had gone out for a beautiful sunset walk.  As the sun dropped rapidly down I took pictures looking west and then east – catching both the sunset colours and the beautiful violet light in the belt of Venus.

I’ve fitted the two pictures together and then mirrored them in this image.

Xaga Double Sunset Small

 

Hogsback Sunset

Most trips to Helen’s house at Hogsback include a drive along to the the radio mast at the end of Plaatjieskraal for a walk, a sunset drink and a long look at the spectacular view.  When Andy was here last month we spent a night out at Helen’s inspecting the progress on her house.  We had a good walk in the forest up to the Kettle Spout waterfall, a picnic and, naturally, a sunset expedition.  You can see the view we were treated to in the photos below.  Her house is making steady progress now that she is spending more time there.  It was a little crowded with four adults and two dogs sleeping in one room though!