Luderitz Nest Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Airport Transportation
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Monday - and Africa Day so it was a public holiday all round. But not for us dedicated work types!
An early up and pack saw us at breakfast early then the 125KM drive into Luderitz to visit the control tower , do the airfield assets audit and brief the controllers on what we are doing here.
As we left our Flintstone cottage we waved goodbye to Barney and Betty sitting on the porch next door having breakfast. We managed a wave and a smile from Betty ...
A good nights sleep though there was a bit of wind. We got up really slowly but then headed for a day trip to Luderitz. The road was amazing with long stretches as far as you could see with almost no traffic. Closer to Luderitz the wind picked up and blew sand across the road, and surprisingly with the stark terrain the closest thing we could compare the experience to ...
... and help me set up a namibian Sim card for my phone - so could talk with Terry
And had a really great meal at a hotel on the waterfront -
drive out to the point - where the portugese furst landed - and established the original town before the germans took over and later the brits and South Efrikaans
Bits of history emerging via the landscape
Enroute to Luderitz is the diamond ghost town of Kohlmanskop. Once a bustling diamond mining town until the slump in diamond prices after WW1 and richer deposits discovered further south left Kohlmanskop a mere reminder of what life was like pre WW1. Luderitz an old Bavarian style German colonial town is a true step back in time. The icy shores of the South Atlantic Ocean are home to seals, penguins, ...
... a couple of uke songs for Christos and his sister, packed up the truck, picked up a few fresh items for our lunch, headed to Agate Beach to see the flamingos, and then were on our way into the Tirasberg Mountains.
Little did we realize that we had forgotten to take our propane tank, right after filling it up, at the hardware store. That meant no early morning quickly made, tasty coffee for a few days. You can't buy a propane tank in the desert...