Disabled? We are here to try and show that living in a wheelchair doesn't mean you should sit idly at home waiting for the next day to come. We believe that's when attitude becomes the real disability. Life is what you make of it. Live life to the full while you can. Our solution for getting out of the house has been to try a little adventure travel.
The best laid plans of mice and men...
We travelled across the around Namibia. The first 'hit' we had was treet kids. We'd parked on the side of the street in a town called Keepmanshoop. Actually we'd done the same thing only a few days earlier and some kids and a young adult wandered around our Land Cruiser. This second time though, we'd parked again in a similar spot and our guide Nick had gone off to the supermarket to buy some supplies. These kids, the same ones we'd seen on our last stop, started swarming around. The same young adult was there with them. He looked inside the vehicle on the drivers side. The kids asked for money and we said no, as you should. They then started reaching in the vehicle. This was easy as the sides of the car were wide open for viewing. Their hands could wander everywhere. They started grabbing. They couldn't see in well as it was high up, but they were feeling for anything they could. Looking back, this could all have been a distraction. One of our bags had not been tied down well. We hadn't noticed. All of a sudden, the kids disappeared and we didn't know why - then. A short while later we realised that they had got the bag that wasn't tied down. Because they had got a bag from the vehicle they had then all run away, there was no need for anymore reaching in the car. When we realised they had a bag, we then worked out which bag it was. It was the one containing most of our camera gear. Luckily, at the time, we both had the still and video cameras with us on out knees. All the rest of the gear had gone. We had no new SD cards which we were using this time for both still and video. We had no spare batteries, or rechargers. The camera were only good for as long as the batteries we had in them lasted or as long as the SD cards held out before they were full.