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Travel Blogs from Swakopmund
... off the river so that it couldn’t reach the
Atlantic. Slowly the river is getting shorter and shorter. At the end, we visited Dead Lake—a dry bed of dead trees over 800 years old.
Now we are in an old German settlement called Swakopmund. We are in cabins on the coast of the Atlantic. This is where Angelia Jolie adopted one of her children…haven’t seen her here though. The cabins are nice but kind of ...
Everyday is a fun day on expedition and today has been no
exception. Having been ready by 9am we
had further bus troubles. In fact they
were so dramatic they were not sorted till 2pm but again the team did a
sterling job in sorting it all out so I wont bore you with the details.
They seem to have bonded so well and just get on with
things. If (and that’s a big ask) they
keep going at this rate we ...
... until some guy grabbed me before I fell overboard. Dennis was busy recovering from getting pelican foot in his face himself. Pesky pelican. The silly bird left my head drenched with pelican-y sea water from its feathers, too, which was a little unpleasant.
We got an oysters and champagne lunch as part of the cruise, along with lots of other tasty hors d'oeuvres, and there was free-flowing sherry ("Namibian coffee") and beer, as well. It was an ...
... br> The neighbours are still sleeping, although we are supposed to have breakfast at 07:30 hrs (Smile)
We are staying in a tented camp close to Sossusvlei. A coockoo wants attention! The combination of the total silence here and every now and than the singing of birds is great. A European driving through the desert cannot understand where the animals live and feed from, until you learn. Even in the middle of deadvlei you will find animals, from birds to beetles (torretjes) ...
... got stuck in the sand. Gonzalo dismounted from his motorbike in order to help us. While he was working on the extrication of our machines his motorcycle started to move down from the hill. I shouted and Gonzalo as well as our guide ran against the motorbike to try to stop it. Luckily they succeeded and nothing happened.
In one moment all of us had to stop and turn off the motorbike. We followed his orders and did so, however, Gonzalo wanted to keep ...