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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

28 Comments Post a comment
  1. eric jorgensen #

    Hi Ron and Marilynn, Great stuff. Those photos of Dune 45 are amazing!
    Best Regards, eric

    March 8, 2015
    • Great to hear from you, Eric. Thanks for checking out our blog thing. Yes, we’re seeing amazing stuff around every corner it seems. I hope that you are wearing your woollies up there in New England. Relief is right around the corner!

      March 8, 2015
  2. Skip #

    Such beauty in the desolate area! Fantastic photos AND the stories of your adventure. I always look forward to them… Thanks for sharing…
    By the way… Jackie and I are getting a new Airedale from southwest Airedale Terrier Rescue!! we pick up Fernando (Nando) tomorrow evening!
    Keep the photos and stories coming!

    March 8, 2015
    • Thanks for the words of encouragement, Skip. Congratulations on Nando! I love big terriers. He will be grateful to you guys forever.

      March 8, 2015
  3. Glenn #

    The Beach Lodge looked pretty cool. The nighttime view of the ocean waves was great to. Always enjoy seeing the pictures from your journey’s. Stay safe guys.

    March 8, 2015
    • Glenn, thanks for following along! There is something different around every corner in the Southern Africa countries. Yes, we must be vigilant, but quiet used to it, living in a big city in the US. Looking forward to firing up my dyna lowrider back home!

      March 8, 2015
      • Glenn #

        Yeah I’m counting the days till I can once again get mine out of it’s winter slumber and feel the THUNDER as I cruise the nice roads and feel the wind in my face. I’m not as fortunate to have the Arizona weather so I take full advantage of the days available here in Ohio as often as possible. Take care bud. RIDE ON !!!

        March 8, 2015
      • Yes, Glenn we get to ride year round…but I’m gone from Phoenix more often than there!

        March 8, 2015
      • Glenn #

        Yeah I know bud. To bad you’re not able to find a way to take that bike along some of your travels. THAT would make for some interesting insights.

        March 9, 2015
      • Glenn, I have wished that I had it with me many times, but just can’t tie it on to the backpack!

        March 9, 2015
  4. Bunk #

    Hi Ron and Mare looks like all is well.Very interesting travel and such good stuff.By the way did Mare get a good deal on the beads.Keep on truck en my friends and stay well. LoL.

    March 8, 2015
    • Bunk, Mare tore it up! Good for all involved. Yes, this has been one of the more interesting places on earth. Thanks for checking us out and saying something…just sayin’.

      March 8, 2015
  5. ma, pa, and jackeroo #

    Spectacular!! Stay safe……

    March 8, 2015
    • We are sitting the luxury of Cape Town and touring the wine country tomorrow. ..as much as I dislike crowded tours, will have to drink much wine! No worries.

      March 8, 2015
  6. gorgeous gallery !

    March 9, 2015
    • Thank you so much, Darwin. Marilynn has a natural eye for the art. Glad that you enjoyed it.

      March 9, 2015
  7. Ron, loved this article. And your photos are just…what’s the word?…”marvelous” doesn’t quite get there. But sometimes we just make do with what we have, eh?

    March 12, 2015
    • Thanks for visiting and your very nice compliments, Badfish. Marilynn snaps the photos, but man, the scenery does the rest!

      March 13, 2015
      • Yeah, maybe it’s more about being in the right place…right time, and “looking” around to see what’s there

        March 13, 2015
  8. I’m loving this African series. What else can I say that I haven’t already gushed about? Livin’ large my friend.

    March 15, 2015
  9. Wow, this is so incredible! I have been dreaming about visiting Namibia for a long time. After seeing these pictures and reading your post I want to go even more 🙂

    March 16, 2015
  10. Those are some awesome photos. It is hard not to be a birder with all those flamingos and pelicans. I like the hair of the women – that is cool.

    April 9, 2015
    • My, the hair is in strands of mud and clay, except for those huge balls of hair at the bottom of each strand!

      April 10, 2015
  11. Wow, I would never have thought of Namibia as a place to visit, but these photos make me want to! I especially like that picture of the dune from the previous post.

    April 10, 2015
  12. so many great photos 🙂

    April 13, 2015
  13. I only ever find skeletons like that when I’m walking in unknown territory, and they always make me suspect that I might have taken the wrong route…

    January 3, 2016

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