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Dec 3, 2006 - Spitzkoppe
Well in the end I decided to do a tour to see the rest of the places I wanted to go to. Originally I am not a tour lover but I had been in Windhoek a while and not met any groups going north and it would be too boring and expensive to do it myself. So i joined a tour in Swakopmund, 25 of us altogether and so glad I did! The first day we visited and stayed the night in Spitzkoppe. We climbed up these huge rocks and saw some San rock art. Nobody knows how old it is but its basically very old (or there are some sneaky graffiti artists in the...Jump to full entry
Nov 7, 2006 - Inflammable ... They ALL said "Inflammable"
The Spitzkoppe was a sight for sore eyes after the long drive down the Skeleton Coast and inland. The "Matterhorn of Namibia," the Spitzkoppe is an "inselberg" - basicallly an upwelling of granite that has remained after the other land around it has been eroded away. The highest of the collection of "rocks" stands as tall as the empire state building and stands virtually alone on the open plain. If this is what remains after everything else has been eroded away, where did it all go? It's hard to imagine THAT much earth and soil and rock...Jump to full entry
Feb 19, 2005 - Sesriem - Swakop River
We left the orange dunes of Sesriem and made our way towards the coast. Our campsite was like something out of the old Star Trek shows. It was sandy and surrounded by rounded stone outcroppings. It was spotted with the odd scrub bush also and the moon was very bright. We kept hearing noises coming from the rocks. Wonder what was watching us all night.... eeek!Jump to full entry