Arrived in Coblenz yesterday, I am in the middle of nowhere. Good luck finding this place on a map. To get to Coblenz involved a 3.5 hour drive from Okahandja, an hour and a half of that was on a gravel road heading deep into the bush. I’ll be here in Coblenz for a week, then head back to Okahandja until October 20th when I’ll make my permanent move to Coblenz.
I am staying on my principals farm this week and I was promptly woken up this morning by cows and roosters. I was able to check out the school which has around 500 learners. This would make you think that a school of 500 must mean the town is sizable but the learners live at the school and return home only during breaks.
My “shopping town” is Grootfontein, about 85 km away. Driving an hour plus on a dirt road to get groceries could take some getting used to. Overall I am really excited at the prospect of living here for the next two years. I’m going to start looking into buying a horse, I’ve been told they’re cheap.
It’s no Newport Beach or high-rise condo on Ocean Blvd but Coblenz is going to be home. The craziest part is the fact that I’m looking forward to all of this. I ready to get teaching, unfortunately the real work won’t start until January when the next school term begins.