Let’s just say: It was a very long one. Even though we broke the 1000+ km trip up into several parts, we spent a lot of hours in the car. And I spent a lot of hours on the back seat, exploring my entire repertoire of songs and entertaining the little one while outside the landscape was swooshing by. In the Northern Cape we were desperately looking for a place to stop in the shade but couldn’t find a single tree for at least 100km. After a dip in the pool and a restful night here, we crossed the Orange River and finally the border into Namibia for the final leg through half-desert with the widest sky above us.