Hotel Pension d'Avignon
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First order of business, to trade in our trusty Toyota Hi-lux rental truck on another one. The first truck served us very well except that the hinge on Chris and Connie's tent was bent causing half of the bed tobe a couple of inches lower than the other half. Imagine what that would do to their backs! The rental agency's solution was to send a whole new completely equipped truck to our B & B in Swakopmund.
After the exchange was complete, Pat and ...
... But lovely hot torrents of water that pour forth into perhaps the largest swimming pool I've ever seen. If you played Marco Polo in this pool you would all need walkie talkies. Some people wanted to watch a sport they call Rugby which seems pretty popular down here and with the kiwis. Not having heard of this strange activity I decided to watch a 'game' and thoroughly enjoyed watching the half men half bear people fall ...
... mums, we watched as babies nursed, as adults fought, and pups played. There was lots going on, so we watched, putting up with the smell. Drenched in the smell of the Cape Cross seal colony we began our reasonably short trip along the coast towards Swakopmund. Finally, a not so long driving day! We arrived in the sand dune surrounded town of Swakopmund just before lunchtime and were lead to the activity ...
... been told to be there at 6.30. So we had an hour to kill. It was still cold and dark and we were all ready for a hot drink. We drove to a nearby filling station and cafe, parked up and Blessed and Mbusi got out the stove and prepared breakfast for us. This resulted in a bit of a confrontation with the very officious German cafe owner who objected to our use of his car park. This was understandable I suppose but his brusque manner caused us quite a ...
... like. Once again we are following the coast and saw another couple of
shipwrecks which seemed to be older as there was not much left too
see. We eventually got to the Cape Cross area which is known for its
seals. It is the largest colony of Fur Seals with some 100,000
covering the area. The cubs are 5 to 6 months old but are fed by
their mothers until they are 1 year old. Strangely enough by then the
mothers are ...