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... Until June 2014, the electricity for Namibia came from ZA under a long contract, but in Walvis Bay the power was supplied by diesel generators. Until 1927 water was shipped in by sea from ZA. Since then underground aquifers were discovered and exploited, yet due to overuse the water table has now subsided so desalination of water is being explored.
The Chinese are exploring and exploiting granite and uranium mining . ABC TV’s ...
... of the river Swar) and set up shop there - only 30 miles up the coast from Walvis Bay (and 300+ kms from the capital Windhoek). As you will see, the Germans made a far better go of their port area than the inhabitants of Walvis Bay.
Back to our adventures...
We went ashore, selected our taxi driver, (Emmanuel) negotiated a fair fare and off we went. We "did" all the touristy things AND had a delicious cappuccino and a royal hot chocolate.
We set out at ...
... and we know the coast must be close - we hit bitumen for the first time in a few days.
Finally we reach Walvis Bay, a thriving town supported by uranium and nickel mining, and a busy harbour servicing the inland countries of Africa and a fishing industry. The buildings are neat, modern and you can see renovations and new buildings under construction. Walvis Bay was founded by the English in the early 1800's when they needed it for the diverse fishing and also ...
... wonderful place to get away from the “world”.
North of here are huge sald pans, and amazing flocks of bright pink flamingos, that shimmer in the sunlight as they take flight below us. We are only 200 feet about the ground (or ocean), so we are close to everything, including the bottle nose dolphins we see swimming just below us. What a great way to see the country!!
Further north we fly over the huge seal colony at Cape Cross, and ...
... became a party of 12 who hired a van that took us to all the tourist spots. Walvis Bay is in the country of Namibia and it was colonized by the Germans who mined it for gold and diamonds. As with other colonizing empires, the indigenous population was mostly wiped out. Namibia's landscape is desert and it hosts the tallest sand dunes in Africa. I was amazed by this fact. The architectural ...