Sunday 14 January 2018. Photos.
Highlights: Flamingos, Luna Rock formations, Tropic of Capricorn
Today was a long travel day but that doesn’t mean we didn’t get to see and experience more of this unique country. About 5 minutes out from Swakopmund the temperature rose quickly and never really dropped under 30 for the rest of the day and night. I know they say in the desert the temperature can drop quickly but it didn’t during my visit.
Only a few minutes out of Swakopmund we stopped at a beachfront wealthy area which had a significant number of flamingos happily eating on the coast.
Later during the drive we stopped at an area renowned for it ‘luna’ rock formations. We ended up exploring and staying in this area for longer than planned so stunning was the view, this despite the weather getting increasing hot.
Finally we crossed one of the three lines used on maps to divide the planet. This one was the Tropic of Capricorn which I think is 45 degrees south of the equator. Earlier on the trip I cross the middle line, the equator, which tells you how far I’ve travelled on this trip.
The campsite the group was staying at was 4.5 kms away from my hotel which wasn’t ideal. Originally I planned to skip the group dinner as I didn’t want our driver Bheki to have to continually ferry me around. However Roz and Arran had different plans and arranged for my pick up which turned out to be for a belated birthday party with a cupcake and some presents. Roz and Arran have marvellous people. We also celebrate Ross and Tina’s 20th wedding anniversary with some wine under the stars.