Sand, sand and more sand
Trip Start Nov 17, 2009
73Trip End Dec 17, 2010
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The next morning, bright and early we headed to the Skeleton Coast. The Skelton Coast (sounds scary doesn't it!!!) is a 200 km long strip of land that is supposed to be one of the most inhospitable places on the planet due to its lack of rainfall (rainfall rarely exceeds 10mm annually)
The scenery was absolutely amazing, something like you would imagine on another planet and it was as bleak as it was beautiful, definately didn't fancy having a breakdown there (the car, not me!!). Before we entered the park itself we saw springbok, oryx and jackals but once in the park there was nothing apart from sand, sand and a bit more sand. It was a weird experience, especially seeing the wrecks on the coast and the oil rig wreck that was bizarrely about 200m inland.
We had another stop at the Cape Cross Seal sanctuary, where there were literally thousands of the beasts. You could actually smell them before you could see them but to see so many seals in their natural environment was just amazing. I was secretly hoping a great white shark or a killer whale would turn up and give us a hunting show but it didn't happen.
Another couple of hours later we arrived in Swakopmund where after about an hour we found our accomodation (they had changed the street names), which was a hostel where camping cost us 3 pounds a night....bargain!!
Stayed around for a couple of days doing a few jobs and a bit of shopping, we also had to get the bull bar on the car fixed as two bolts had come off somehow. There is a lovely beach here but the water is freezing (it is the Atlantic) and altough it is about 30oC, it feels cold due to the wind.