Solitaire Country Lodge
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When I get up the stars are still out. I have been waking up naturally at about 05.30 and watching the sun rise. The ground is really hard in Namibia so I have bruises on both my hips from sleeping on my side. It's ok though because we have a bed for the next 2 nights. We went to the deserts yesterday and climbed up Dune 45. It was really hard work …
Sceglia presto, coolazione, benzina, spesa e verso le 10 si parte! Anche oggi previste 5 ore di viaggio. Partiti alle 11... Alle 15 siamo arrivati a Solitaire, un posto in mezzo al nulla dove si trova un ottimo forno che fa una apple pie eccezzionale! Mangiato torta, fatto un po' di foto con alcune macchine abbandonate, una mangusta gialla ed …
... dwarf trees
that are related to the pine tree. It appears as though the plant has
many intertwined leaves but there are only two leaves which continue
to grow throughout its life. As time passes these leaves are torn
into thinner shreds which look like other leaves. The plants can last
until at least 2000 years old and there is one example we view that
is estimated to be more than 1,500 years old and is why ...
... better but I could see that he had to focus quite a lot.
After our departure we took the road B1 and headed to Rehoboth which is a town located approx. 100 km to the south from Windhoek. Once we passed through Rehoboth we had to turn to the right and take the unpaved road going in direction to Solitaire / Sesriem. The road was quite bumpy so Gonzalo had to drive very carefully in order not to damage the car which was too low for such a kind of roads. We felt even worse ...
... and leaped down the side of the dune. We then enjoyed a delicious breakfast at the foot of the dune and headed off to the "pans" or "flats" of Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei. They were so interesting and the one was spectacular with these dead trees throughout. Again it was a bit of a trek (not as bad as straight up the dunes) but well worth it. We were done by 11 which is well worth it as the sun was becoming very hot and the direct sunlight was becoming unbearable. Sadly, all my pictures ...
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