A rare east wind kicked up over night, squashing our sunrise balloon ride over the dunes. Â (good excuse to come back).Â Sunrise over the dunes from camp is a spectacular site. Â The wind stirring the rich golden grasses and the “red” sands make a contrast too good not to shoot and shoot.Â Why coffee, bacon and eggs taste so much better out here I have no idea, trust it does.
After breakfast we have to say our first good byes of our adventure. Â Its tough, the camp staff seem like old friends after just too days.Â We load up and head to the airstrip for a 90 minute flight in a small Cessna to Swakopmund along the skeleton coast.Â Flying just 1500 over the dunes really puts it in perspective how vast they really are. Â Then north along the coast past ship wrecks and huge seal colonies.Â We arrive in the German Colonial town now called Swakopmund in time for a fresh seafood lunch out on the pier. Â The contrast of cool coastal breeze over the dry desert is a pleasant one.Â Lazy afternoon of checking out the town, beaches and shops, before we crank back up the adventure tomorrow. Â Tune in a few days and catch up on our Namibian Safari and Adventure.
Keep checking back, there is plenty more to come from my Namibian safari!