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  • Day181

    In the Tracks of Dinosaurs

    March 14, 2020 in Namibia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Heading out of Erindi, we take a self-drive-game-drive out of the park. We see a herd of a dozen giraffes, but not much else, and we leave feeling a little disappointed.

    Today, we're heading up to Etosha, the main National Park in Namibia. On the drive up, we pass a sign saying "Dinosaur Tracks", and excitedly head towards them. We reach a small farmstead, and we're greeted by an eccentric Afrikaaner, who speaks a strange mix of Afrikaans, German and broken English. We pay a couple of dollars, and we're told a little bit of background about the tracks. Unfortunately, we can't really understand him, and the A4 sheet of paper he gave us has gone missing. Essentially, though, they're tracks made by some sort of dinosaur, back in the days of dinosaurs. Pretttty cool.

    And they are pretty cool. There are around twenty footsteps, clearly visible in the rock, and it's amazing to think that they were made around, err, I forget, but a long time ago. Certainly more than a few years. Wow!
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