Moon Mountain Lodge
Travel Blogs from Sesriem
Today was an incredibly early start we were up and about by 430am ready to climb on of the biggest sand dunes in the Namib desert. It was quite cold this morning so we all rugged up warm and set out to climb and what a sand dune at over 150 m high Dune 45 gets its name for being 45 km from Sesriem. i never realised how hard walking up hill in sand …
... since 2001. He showed pictures of the area from the 90's which showed a red dusty landscape. Today it is covered in grass as their annual rainfall is increasing as part of the ocean temperatures changing. We pointed out that since 2001 our seasons too have been changing but rather we have been in drought. I asked him whether the increased rainfall was good and he felt it wasn't as the ecosystem was changing all the way up to the Okavango Delta. More amusingly Frans also spoke of ...
... broken down so there was no water. We had a meeting to decide whether to drive another 150kms or to stay. As we had already put up the tents and had enough water for cooking and washing up we voted to stay even though it meant having to carry a bucket of water to the toilet after use. We again sat under the stars after dinner and watched another episode of 'Africa' showing the cape area we are heading ...
... service bar, so we settled right in for a pre-dinner drink in the pool overlooking the mountains. We made some pasta that we had bought from the general store of one of the two tiny towns we had passed through that day. (Yes, two tiny towns in nine hours--Namibia averages 2.5 people per square kilometer.) And as we watched the sun set, we toasted our scrappy little Honda Jazz for her gumption that day.
The next morning, March 20 (Day 85), we woke up at ...
... to the need to pee so we have "pee stops" at anytime necessary and these are encouraged by the crew so we drink more. At first I would hold it to a service station. Then these became few and far between so we did bush pees with boys to the front of the truck and girls to the back of the truck finding a bush to pee. Now I have stooped to relieving myself in the wide open desert without a bush in sight and I happen to be proud of this fact. And no don't worry we aren't littering as we ...
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- Swimming pool
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