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Oct 1, 2014 - 28 September - Spitzkoppe, Namibia

Early start today on our way to our first bush camp at Spitzkoppe. As we headed along the Skeleton Coast of Namibia (so called because of the numerous shipwrecks along that treacherous stretch of coast), we stopped briefly to have a look at a ship that was wrecked only in 2005. Looking at the sandy, shallow surf, you could understand why ships came to grief here. Next stop was the Cape Cross fur seal colony. Thousands of seals frolicking in the water and basking on the sand, and this wasn't even breeding season. It was beautiful to watch,...

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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...

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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...

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Reilly on the Road

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!

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