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Today we departed for our final destination of the day, Outjo. On the way we visited a petrified forest where a guide showed us portions of trees hat were estimated to be some 200 to 400 years old when they met their demise some 280 million years ago. Over that period these trees were petrified, and on some of them the bark remains clearly visible. The guide also pointed out a species of living plant that he noted could live up to two thousand years. ...
... Being African natives, I had expected them to recognise a fake snake from the real thing… but they didn’t. They jumped up screaming, with their loose breasts jiggling around (!) and ran away!
We arrived at the Cheetah Park where we set up camp. Our hosts were ex-farmers who had experienced a problem with cheetah’s attacking their livestock. As a result, they set up a ...
... as far as your eyes
can reach. A fishy smell, by the way.
Took some nice pics.
Our next target was desert elephants. A big step from the seals at the coast to
tracking the giants of the desert, roaming the dry river beds of the Huab river
near Twijfelfontien. Here you also find the rock engravings from the bushmen.
Enroute we a driving breakfast, quick roll and drink in the Landcruiser.
Tracking means that you literally drive ...
... overstretched the wire, breaking the spotlight... Not good for a night drive ! "Don't worry I can definitely fix this", he said in his thick SA accent. Ten minutes later when he managed to cross the wires, cause an arc, and set fire to the spotlight handle, he said, again in a heavy SA accent, " I definitely can't fix this. You should keep me away from electrics. Don't worry I will speak with management and get you a special price". Entertainment value if nothing else ...
... do a couple of stop offs on route The first was to see a seal colony and the second was to visit a ship wreck. We now make our way to a nice town called Swakopmund, where we get to stay in dorms for 3 nights. Most people try out skydiving here, except ed and myself as we’re not interested. We instead explore the town and check out the markets. We also got to skype people here and try out the local restaurants. Marsha, Dan, Rye, Ed and myself also tried a really ...