Day 10 – 12 Driving north

Day 10
Another early morning and a long day driving.

We left the camp at Fiddlers Creek at seven and down the short way to the border.

The crossing went fast with little hassle. We drove on north until about 12:30 when we fo a big tre suitable for a roadside lunch.

After lunch we pressed on north and after about 480 km we came to Barby guest farm where we set up camp.

Before dinner I went up to the reception area where David and Elsa ran their little “bar”. We were able to have some ice cold beer and listen to some of the stories about the place.

David used to be a farmer in South Africa, but after tree attempts on his life be decided to move.

The camp site was very nice and even had fresh running water and wood fired water boiler for the one shower.

A few of us had a shower, but I guess most will wait until Swakopmund where we’ll arrive the day after tomorrow.

The weather tonight was calm and clear, and with no lights for miles on any direction it would be great for some star photography. Except for the bright full moon.

Day 11
Another day on the road. We started out at eight and had 220 km to travel today,
destination Sesriem.
We arrived there at lunch and had the rest of the day there.

And what do you do in the middle of the Namibian desert for half a day?  You chill in and by the pool 🙂

After dinner we went to bed early, and tonight we had only the stars as a roof.

Day 12
Another very early rise today. Wakeup at 04:20 and a mad dash to get the roof down and buses packed.
Plan for the morning; sunrise on top of dune 45.

We got to the gate into the national park just before it opened and from there we drove hard to get to the dune.

We got there with some time to spare and people started trekking for the top.

Unfortunately we got no sunrise today, to cloudy.  Guess that’s my luck,  reminds me of Peru and the sun gate at Machu Picchu.

After walking  / sliding  /rolling back down to the buses we had lunch and started rolling toward Swakopmund.

We arrived in Swakop around four and went straight to Desert Explorer where we got some information on what can be down in and around Swakopmund.

Here you can do skydiving, ATV tours in the desert and deep sea fishing. And more.

We’ll stay here until Saturday.  Tomorrow I’ll go dolphin watching in the morning and on Thursday I’m going on a quad bike ride into the desert. This one is one where you have a guide and you stop to have a look at the desert animals of Namibia.

On Friday there will be a pink party at the hostel. And work 12 Nand shots….. 

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