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Today was a relatively short driving day, culminating in us heading to Fish River Canyon to watch the sunset. Fish river is the second largest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon, and actually is to separate canyons an inner and outer canyon that were formed from completely separate geological events (or so my guidebook tells me). It is really beautiful and very ...
... take turns sitting next to the window as we both liked to be in a position to take photos at any time.
At lunchtime we pulled into a lay-by and Blessed and the driver prepared a meal of mixed salad, bread rolls with cheese and tomato and bananas and apples. There were thatched rondavels at which we could sit. The weather again was good and the sun hot but sitting in the shade was a little chilly and we were soon ready to ...
... The timing ended up being just right and the light on the canyon was pretty spectacular by the time we arrived. It was super windy, but there wasn't another car or soul in any direction. We stayed until 9h and then made our way back, so we could breakfast with the others and drive to the Ai-Ais Hot Springs. Compared to some of the other (better) thermal springs in the world, these are actually indoors with a few jets bubbling up the hot water. There are a bunch of ...
... gold and gore of the desert sunset". This was also the perfect description of the sunrise, slowly lighting the red sand, creating a fiery landscape. No doubt, this was the highlight of my whole adventure.
We ate breakfast at the bottom of the dune, and then drove just down the road to Sossesvlei, where further dunes surround a clay pan. By now the sun was high in the sky, and the red dunes were rising high into the deep blue sky. It ...
... and had his mobile phone app ready to show us the activities in the sky. As we were in the desert and the sky was clear - it was a perfect opportunity to watch. Unfortunately it was late and cold by the time the stars were active. Tom came and woke me up to watch. We found Sol and Kerwin huddled up under the blankets (in their matching pyjama bottoms!) watching. After 15 minutes and 5 shooting stars later - we went back to bed.