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I’m taking the bus to Niamey tomorrow morning to team up with Anette, who is flying down for five weeks.

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It’s been many months since she left and I can’t wait to be back in the bush with my best riding mate!

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Discovering new places is one of our favourite hobbies and I’m sure there will be lots of new excursions during the weeks to come!

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Just before our lives in Niger got disrupted during the year shift of 2009/2010, we rode to a place we’d never been before;

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…far away from civilization, in a land so quiet time stands still.

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The sunset was gorgeous,

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…and perfect for profile shots!

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Few things make our barb horses as happy as heading into unknown territory, and as Arwen looked out at the horizon awaiting us, she struck a stunning pose.

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It’s always hard choosing a favourite… Can you?

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In any case, welcome back Anette!! Looking forward to hitting the trails during the weeks to come!

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