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  • Day96

    Walvis Bay, Namibia

    April 9, 2014 in Namibia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    This is quite a modern town, but the main attraction is a very large lagoon which attracts birds at certain times of the year. Just our luck that there were no birds during our stay! After wandering around the town for twenty minutes, there really was nothing else to do but we were approached by some fellow passengers and asked if we would join them in hiring a taxi and visiting Dune 7, the highest sand dune in this part of the desert and also visiting Swakopmund, an old German colonial town located nineteen miles away. We agreed and six of us negotiated a four to five hours drive with Eugene, a taxi driver, at a cost of just over £5 each. Dune 7 is located just three miles outside of Walvis Bay and is situated by a small oasis in the desert. We parked at the foot of the dune, which is 167 meters high. We tried to climb a little way up but the sand was so hot that it was impossible. Down by the palm trees, we noticed some very large flying insects, which I did not recognise but turned out to be locusts. We continued driving through the desert on a good tarmac road to Swakopmund, which is located on the coast. The town is a strange mixture of African, German and English. The official language is English but many of the road signs and names of buildings are in German. It is quite an attractive town with some good quality shops and attractive buildings and an attractive sea front. We had lunch in a cafe with cold Windhoek brewed beer. We rejoined the taxi for our return journey, stopping off at one point where some of the others took a camel ride further into the desert and then back to Walvis Bay and the ship. This had been a fascinating day, much, much better than we had at first anticipated.Read more

  • Day11


    February 1, 2018 in Namibia ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Moin Moin,
    11. Tag
    Heute haben wir in der Walfischbucht eine Katamaranfahrt gemacht. Wir entschieden uns unter den vielen Anbietern für "Ocean Adventures" ( Spätestens nachdem Seehunde und Pelikane an Bord gekommen waren wussten wir, es war die richtige Wahl. Wale gab es leider nicht zu sehen, falsche Jahreszeit, aber Delfine. Nach dem Besuch der Seehundkolonie mit einer schier unglaublichen Anzahl von Tieren, gabs Austern und Schaumwein zum Mittagessen.
    Abends dann direkt auf der Seebrücke gegessen. "The Jetty"
    Morgen mehr.
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  • Day328

    23.10.2017 Swakopmund - Walvis Bay

    October 23, 2017 in Namibia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Nach einer langen ruhigen Nacht reißt uns der Wecker nach 9 Stunden aus dem Schlaf. Um 08:30 Uhr fahren wir nochmals in die Stadt, gehen in das interessante Museum, trinken im Café Anton Kaffee und checken die neuesten Mails, Whatts Apps und Sportergebnisse. Dann fahren wir entlang der Küste ins 30 km entfernte Walvish Bay. Links Dünen, rechts der Atlantik mit etlichen Ansiedlungen. Walvish Bay ist der wichtigste Hafen im südwestlichen Afrika und größer als Swakopmund. Vor der Küste viele Frachter, die hier auf Reede liegen. Ein kurzer Stopp an der Lagune, beeindruckenden Villen, danach beginnt die Fahrt durch die Wüste auf "Wellblechpisten", wie Charlie sagt. Charlie, das ist unser Guide, hält uns nicht nur heute, mit vielen Geschichten über Namibia auf dem Laufenden. Seine Lieblingswörter sind herrlich und ehrlich und er lacht viel über seine Worte.
    Wir fahren auf der C 14 Richtung Windhoek, anfangs ist der Asphalt noch von einer dünnen Sandschicht bedeckt, später nur noch feste Sandpiste. Die beiden vor uns fahrenden Busse sind durch den aufwirbelnden Staub nur noch schemenhaft zu erkennen.
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  • Day18

    The Queen Day 4 Walvis Bay

    April 26, 2018 in Namibia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Woke up to find the ship already docked at Walvis Bay, Namibia. We had a tour booked so breakfast in the room then downstairs to immigration and catch the bus.
    Bus full of the usual old fogeys and then we were off on the trip. First stop was the lagoon where we saw flocks of flamingos in the shallow water of the bay. This was a fabulous sight and the lagoon is recognized as an important sanctuary for many birds.
    Next stop was Dune 7 which is supposed to be the highest sand dune in Southern Africa. Quite impressive especially the sharp contrast of the orange dune against a very azure sky. Following was a long bumpy ride out to see some rare flora that exists in the desert then on to an area which looks like a moonscape and is quite ancient and definately out of this world. Route home was a bit shorter and through Swapokmund and along the coast. More Namib Desert right up to the sea. Wind was blowing up as we headed back and the desert dust was blowing in. All a bit surreal. Overall impression of Walvis Bay area is one of extremes. How people live and function in such an inhospitable environment is a mystery. The dust storms would be reason enough to leave town.
    Glad to get back on the boat for a sense of sanctuary. Kept the balcony door shut to avoid the dust and never more grateful for a shower. Tea at the Lido again. Checked out the theatre where Mark Donoghue was playing. A full house but not to our taste. Departure delayed 2.5 hours due to the wind which meant that the ship couldn't safely negotiate the channel. Back to the room for a nightcap, a bit of T V and bed.
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