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Wednesday March 12... This morning was another early start, we were at the airport in Capetown at 8:30am, on our way to Namibia. When we got up in the air, we looked out the window and saw Table Mountain, Capetown, the bay and lots of lush green mountains covered with Fynbos (fine bush or small bushes). About half way through our 2 hour flight, we …
... ride and two of our group did just that. They mounted the camels and were led into the desert for about a forty minute ride. It was not particularly cheap, about £12 each, but they were thrilled. We were told that one of the camels was 25 years old but looked after well, they would live to about 50 years. We then continued on our journey to Walvis Bay. We had had an enjoyable and interesting time and we then took the shuttle bus back to the ship but en route ...
... piano. Usual drink in the Crows Nest and then down to the library to look at the atlas! We have a cruise booked in March and also in September next year so we have a summer gap to fill ;-) we've discussed the States but are now leaning towards an extended trip to France, to some of the departments which we haven't visited before. Reason for the change is the September cruise goes to the eastern seaboard of the States. Glass of South African red in the cabin to finish ...
were a group of us scattered in various areas on the dune, it was
still easy to gain a sense of solitude while climbing. Most of the
time, the only sound I could hear was my own gasp for air.
I reached the top, it was a very rewarding experience. It
was infinite, vast, and harsh; and yet everywhere I looked, the
scenery was breath taking!
the one side loomed the mighty sand dunes of the ...
... Tour and got to see first hand at how controlling some governments can be ( the government actually used to incite tension and jealousy between the different local tribes by building one tribes houses better than the others, but right on top of each other so that they would constantly be bickering between each others and therefore never unite, never form a strong coalition and never gain enough power to overthrow the 'whites'). What are they like, eh?! Sand boarding ...