Namibia Photo Tour Blog October 25th, 2013

October 25, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Namibia Photo Tour 
Friday October 25th, 2013

After 19 hours of flying time the Photo Tour Trekkers have arrived safely in Namibia, Africa.  We flew London and Ottawa on Wednesday October 23rd to JFK in New York City.  We had an overnight stay in New York City our flight departing at 11:10 a.m. on Thursday the 24th for a direct flight to Johannesburg, South Africa. We then connected with one more flight to Windhoek, Namibia, arriving around 5:30 p.m. this afternoon (Oct 25th) Africa Time. Long flights but great service by South Africa Airways.

We had some time this afternoon to settle in, some took a swim others just relaxed and got things organized after our long journey, and probably a few naps. The group meet this evening for our welcome dinner.  We recognized several of our photographers this evening, who are celebrating 10 photo experiences with Photo Tour Trekkers. Congratulations it is always a pleasure and great fun to travel with you all.  We share some great memories.

That’s it for this evening, today was more of a travel update and to get the blog rolling by letting everyone know at home we have arrived safe.  Tomorrow we depart for Keetmanshoop in the southern part of Namibia.  We will arrive in the afternoon with enough time to settle in then hold our first official photo shoot of the tour in the Quiver Tree Forest at Sunset.

Enjoy a few images from our journey over the last few days.  Good night from James and all the Photo Tour Trekkers in Windhoek, Namibia.

Preparing to board our Delta connector flight from Buffalo to NYC


There’s a history to this image.  Susan jokes that she never reads the Photographer’s Guide Book that each guest receives prior to our tour.  So history has seen Susan ask James what time are we to be at a location, or what time is dinner, etc.  She has asked so many times over the different treks he would jokingly respond by saying RTFM (Read the F--- Manual). So for this trip she had a shirt made to save him the time of saying it!!!!. Tom just smile and nod your head.


Speaking of manuals, Dan and Joyce catching up on some camera manual reading time prior to our departure.


Our South African Airlines Flight preparing for departure to Africa.


Nancy and Susan finding interesting things to take photos of during our layover in Johannesburg today. Great cross section of colour ladies ...


Susan making sure she goes home with a photo of the elephants.


This was in the duty free store at the Johannesburg airport today ... Anyone for Zebra Pate?  They also had Kudo and Osterich Pate!


Tom, Brenda and Jim waiting for our departure to be called for Namibia this afternoon.


Joyce checking out the weight of Nancy’s telephoto lens.


Boarding our flight for Namibia.


Arriving at Windhoek airport, Danny can be seen on the stairs.


A great tail reflection in the airport window ...


Headed to the pool this afternoon ... can anyone identify these legs and feet?


Reflections under the bridge at our resort.


Preparing for our Welcome dinner in the resort dining room this evening.


True Photo Tour Trekkers, congratulations Tom, Brenda, Susan, Jim, Ela, Danny and Terry who have joined us for 10 photo experiences.


Our last image of the evening is James with our newest Trekker, Joyce. We all join in Welcoming Joyce, it’s going to be fun sharing this Africa adventure with you too.


Good night from all of us in Windhoek, and we look forward to sharing some of the beauty of the country with you in tomorrows blog entry.


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Posted by Linda on
Great to see you have all arrived. Looks like you had a great journey. Is one set of the swimmers legs Nancy from Sarnia?
Posted by Duchess on
Glad to see you all made it there safe and sound, now get some sleep.
Susan your photo of the elephant in the airport will not be acceptable for a photo op. Just saying!
Posted by carol on
Glad you all arrived safely. Strange though - none of you look the least bit tired. Can't wait to see the upcoming photos, and read tomorrow's blog. Sleep well.
Posted by Gail Nichol on
Wish I could be there with you you folks!!! The beginning of another great trip. Have a great time and looking forward to the photos.
Posted by Doris on
Glad to hear you have arrived safe. Enjoy your first day tomorrow.
Posted by Gary on
Just recently been to Africa and know the experiences that await you. Enjoy.
Posted by Shari on
Looks like a great start to your trek. Tom, you missed crossing your leg in the photo with Brenda and Jim! Nice reflection from the bridge! 32 degrees sounds great. There was frosty snow out back yesterday morning here at home. Look forward to tomorrows photos! Always great following Photo Tour Trekkers adventures.
Have a fabulous time!
Posted by Erin on
Dad, you have to pick your shirts more carefully, you might end up in a jar of zebra paté!
Posted by Dave Chidley on
I'm laughing out loud! Read The Foto Manual Susan! and Erin, your post will be had to beat, I hope your Dad doesn't wear that shirt anywhere near a safari! Too funny Jim. Wow I wish I was there!
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