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We take an early morning kayak trip on the Walvis Bay Lagoon, driving out along a growing spit which is being fed by blowing desert sand. We play with hundreds of young fur seals, trying out their newly learnt swimming skills. They are a delight & come alongside to nibble at our paddles & splash us with their tails.
The morning fog clears to a bright, sunny but cold day.
We drive back to town via the Walvis Bay Salt Works, the source of ...
... dome tents and went in to the lodge to taste some of Sparky's wine. It was fun to sit at the long, indoor picnic table and listen to Sparky talk about each of his wines. Of course, as luck would have it, rain came in. I haven't camped in the rain since I was a kid fishing with my family. It was just as uncomfortable this time as I remembered. Even when we were out of the rain, it was cold....4 layers on top, 2 on the bottom (including 2 pairs ...
... the enormity of planning everything. They have been very good at getting by day to
day but there has not been much future planning. When asked about buses at the border there
was a look of blank faces, this could be interesting!! The team are beginning to realise that they
all need to know what is happening with the itinerary and not just rely on a
... guide told us that we could go down together, sitting up (again, just like sledding). I struggled to keep my legs off the ground on our first seated run and we completely wiped out at the bottom. I got the hang of it on our second go-round, though, and with our combined weight, we zipped down that dune so incredibly fast. It was super cool. I wish I could go sandboarding every day, though it is exhausting to climb back up the dune at the end of every run.
... and we see loads of animals but the absolute highlight was when we stopped off for lunch and are just about to leave when we get a tip off that there has been a sighting of a black rhino. We all leg it off the truck and run to the watering hole. They were right, there it was stood in the pool cooling off from the fierce midday heat. It was so amazing to see it up close. We all thought we were incredibly lucky to witness a rhino in the Serengeti from a distance, so this ...