Protea Hotel Walvis Bay
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... south around Walvis Bay in the north of Swakopmund the region is dominated by the deserted and dry wastelands of the Skeleton Coast. This was an area that both myself and my father had wanted to visit for many years, but for very different reasons.
Swakopmund is Namibia’s main beach resort with a sea temperature of well under 15C (go figure the beach resort status). It has an eclectic mix of German and Namibians. The guidebook was interesting ...
... 8 in total about all things wildlife :-) Today's about the big 5, would have been better if they'd brought him on before Port Elizabeth but hey ho! ;-) This is the first of 7 sea days so plenty of time to relax :-) the Captain has said that they expect the fine weather to last all the way up to Cape Verde so lots of relaxing in the sun to come :-) CB for lunch and then up ...
... 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 ...
... up, down, sideways, down steeper hills than you get at home. Under pressure I suddenly became a great driver and felt like I could do anything, it was literally one of my top 5 days of the whole cruise.
We had a few stop offs, for water and pictures. At one point he stopped at a part of the desert which had iron in the sand and he used a magnet to collect it ...
... husband the
satisfaction of hearing the three most difficult words to utter in
our relationship, ”You were right,” I should not go up!
was like an endurance test, and it felt like I was doing a “step
master” at high altitude. Every step I took filled my shoes with
the red sand and my feet became heavier and heavier. I had to summon
all my energy and it tested my patience to the ...