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Out of the desert and onto the coast.
Hello, flamingos and white pelicans of Walvis Bay! This place is a birder’s paradise.
We’re not birders, but still appreciate the beauty of birds.
The Atlantic Ocean crashes into the sands of Namibia, as we enter the holiday resort town of 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.
Driving part of the Skeleton Coast, we understand how it had earned its name.
Salt flats, mineral and precious gem mines, and the road goes on forever.
Many shipwrecked sailors died of exposure here.
Man cannot live on salt alone, but he can certainly purchase it.
A surreal seashore with over 100,000 seals make us feel like intruders. Wonder if they think that we stink too?
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.
Himba tribal members have kept their cultural heritage intact for many years. The female hair style utilizes a mixture of clay and mud.
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.
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