Protea Hotel Walvis Bay
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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Walvis Bay, lovely little town, had two suites at the Protea Hotel - great in every respect but much like any other hotel.
Dinner in the sea at The Raft- stunning place and food.
Next morning went on the Mola Mola cruise on a catamaran, seal jumped on board that Steve stroked and Neil slapped! Several pelicans landed on board, …
The tour was amazing, an old V8 series 3 Land Rover that steamed over the dunes at break neck speed, with huge amounts of noise and the smell of burning oil. We climbed hundreds of feet up impossible looking slopes to the edge of the sea and then found a sheltered spot for champagne :-) and oysters :-( . The trip of a lifetime and thank god it wasn't in our new Toyota Hilux - no chance!
... who were in the room 4 of the most inconsiderate people I hope to meet as left all doors open and spoke at normal volume. By 7.20 I was do frustrated I ent to reception to ask about an available room - 300 for an upgrade £20. Joined Jory as Mara for breakfast at 9.30 whilst waiting for the room, washed all my bags and have a bag full for hostel to wash. Had to wait until nearly 12 for my room and then decided to wait for stu for ...
... driven that particular route.
Eventually after some three hours of dry, sandy bush scrub land we started the gradual descent into Swakopmund through the Namib Desert. This was as barren as barren could be and the journey was only broken by the existence of the odd mine we just happened to pass. Swakopmund and its neighbouring town of Walvis Bay are famous throughout the world for the Namibian Desert. Here huge towering sand dunes reach right to the waves ...
... they do ;-) As it's such a nice night we went back to the cabin and got changed into shorts and tea shirt and took a bottle of red up onto deck 13 and sat under the stars, spoiled a bit by the almost full moon but very nice, listening to the insects we picked up in Africa, are they called cicadas? They'll get a shock when they fly ashore in the Cape Verde Islands ;-) An hour back tonight to GMT with another hour to go which will put us 2 hours behind ...