“I had learnt the satisfaction which comes from hardship and the pleasure which derives from abstinence; the contentment of a full belly; the richness of meat; the taste of clean water; the ecstasy of surrender when the craving of sleep becomes a torment; the warmth of a fire in the chill of dawn.” -Wilfred Thesiger, Arabian Sands, 1959.
The beginning of a solo 4 day walk through the skeleton coast.
I carried 12lt of water to replace what was lost to the heat of the day, a down bag to keep out the bitter cold of night and two guinea-fowl which I had the unexpected good fortune to cross paths with on the trail in. I collected as much firewood as I could carry whenever I found it, it was a rare and valuable commodity.
Location: The Skeleton coast