I know this is very cliché and all but i ...

Trip Start Jun 01, 2002
Trip End Sep 11, 2007

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Wednesday, August 7, 2002

I know this is very cliché and all, but I think I have seen the highlight of the trip so far, the desserts and dunes of Nambi Dessert! Words cannot explain the amazing sights (sunrises and sunsets) I have seen for the past couple of days. But I figured this is a journal of words and I have no other way!!!

We camped in a camp site just out of Sesserim and we told that we would be going into the National Park to watch sunrise from Dune 45. Now let me take a minute to explain Dune 45, it is supposedly one of the highest dunes in the region and where the name came from is very very interesting - one would imagine it would be called Dune 45 because it was discovered in something 45, or perhaps it is 45 degrees angle or even stretching the creative mind 45 people have died while scaling this dune..... hmmmm well the old Nambians are not that creative so they called it Dune 45 because it is 45 km away from the National Park gates - hmmm very creative.

Anyway, we awoke at 5am and headed into the park and the drove the 45 km, the drive itself was half the highlight watching the sands of the surronding dunes change colours, as we reached the carpark it was a race against time to get to the top of the dune and watch sun shine on yet another day! Approx 20 steps into the deep sand and on the incline one Mr Cormack was absoutly exhausted! So a slow and steady the climb went up as I watch the sky change colours from reds, pinks, purples - stunning! Have to admit the old Dune was a bit of a tourist attraction and if one was to look from a distance they would see what looks like ants climbing up a while.

As I did not get all the way to the top before sunrise I planted my Australian bum in an untouched piece of Dune and watched the sunrise! Amazing! Spent a good couple of hours exploring and watching the sun change colours and shadows of the sands!

From there went to Sossuvlei which has dunes surronding a dried up river. We decided (later regreted) to do the 5km walk to the dunes in the middle of the day and then head up another set of dunes - wow! Hopefully the photos come out and they capture a little of what the eye has seen!

The dessert is amazing, so dry yet full of life! A friend of mine said "that the dessert is the most amazing place" - I can now believe it"

As for me, the things are well. Getting sick of putting up a tent and dismantling a tent each day - but I guess this is how we get to remote parts! Looking forward to independent travel and have been planning a lot for Egypt and Jordan! Reading has become a new hobby of mine and am pleased to say that I can now read a 500 page book in 3 days (mum would be proud of me).

Internet is really slow here and will try and update when I get connection again. Until next time stay well

"It's the possibility of dreams coming true that makes life interesting"
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