Out of the desert and onto the coast.

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Flamingos in Walvis Bay

Hello, flamingos and white pelicans of Walvis Bay! This place is a birder’s paradise.

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Flamingos taking flight

We’re not birders, but still appreciate the beauty of birds.

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White Pelican

The Atlantic Ocean crashes into the sands of Namibia, as we enter the holiday resort town of Swakopmund.

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The dunes near Swakopmund

Mare treats us to several nights of luxury at the “Beach Lodge” which is designed to look like a wrecked ship, right on the ocean.

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The Beach Lodge

Driving part of the Skeleton Coast, we understand how it had earned its name.

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Driving the Skeleton Coast Road

Salt flats, mineral and precious gem mines, and the road goes on forever.

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Zeila shipwreck

Many shipwrecked sailors died of exposure here.

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Tables with chunks of salt crystals for sale line the road

Man cannot live on salt alone, but he can certainly purchase it.

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Cape Cross Seal Reserve

A surreal seashore with over 100,000 seals make us feel like intruders. Wonder if they think that we stink too?

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Beach shower – the best show in town

Invigorating walks along a never ending shoreline rejuvenate our bodies, which have been car-bound for days. A simple outdoor shower provides a chance to frolic, and clean up at the same time.

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Himba woman with child. Check out that hair!

Himba tribal members have kept their cultural heritage intact for many years. The female hair style utilizes a mixture of clay and mud.

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Shopping for souvenirs

Crafts are handmade and very reasonable. Bartering is an important ingredient of their culture, so it’s foolish and insulting to agree on the first price.

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Adios Namibia – It has been spectacular!

We wrap up another amazing adventure in Namibia. A land that has so much more than just sand. Our next adventure will take us back to Cape Town, a place that feels like home.      Ron Mitchell

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