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Travel Blogs from Sesriem
... whole country is as dry as a bone. So imagine our surprise when we came across a bridge which had about 6 inces deep running water!
Arrived at Desert Homestead, settled in. They suggested a walk up the local hill to watch the sun set, which we did. No great achievement, but at least it gave us some exercise before yet another meal.
... pictured and climbed dune, and climbed half way up that for the view. That was my first exposure to sand in the trainers... and you know how much I love sand ! We stopped for breakfast under some trees prior to climbing Big Momma, and had various stops along the way for our guide, Enos(?), to show us various natural wonders. We got back to Sossusvlei Lodge about 14:00. All in all a great ...
... is climb along the ridge and if there are other's footsteps, you follow them. The slopes on each side are steep so if you had to pass someone you had to be careful about slipping down the edge. The sunrise was beautiful great, but even better was watching the color of the sand change as the sun rose and become a redish orange and the shadows change along the ridgelines (the pictures don't ...
... 45 to the end of the road, where the option was either to hike or to take a 4x4 open shuttle over the soft sand the rest of the way. We all opted for the shuttle, still tired from the dune climb and eager to see the sights. The open vehicle bounced and bumped its way along until we reached Sossusvlei. We saw at least one regular car that tried to make the trip without 4WD. It was buried in a deep trench of sand and didn't look like it would be going anywhere anytime soon.
... to take a photo of the sign. It's definitely not warm enough to feel tropical here, but there you go. We opted to delay lunch to push onto the small town of Solitaire.
Calling Solitaire a town is a bit of a misnomer. It's a petrol station, a bar and a shop, essentially. But since it's the only stopping place in and out of Sossusvlei, it's a constant hotbed of activity, and some creative people have capitalized on it. For one thing, there are a ...
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