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May 14, 2005 - Sossusvlei - Sand dunes and dry river beds

After Etosha National Park in Northern Namibia the plan was to return to the sand dunes in the South at Sossusvlei. Once again it was a 3 day tour with 3 people and the guides from the Etosha trip. An extremely active Canadian girl joined thegroup to make it 6 of us. The road to Sossusvlei was more gravel than tarmas and so we bumped along, admiring the mountains and baboons along the way. Unsurprisingly it wasn't long before we had a puncture and had to pile out of the car in the middle of nowhere. Luckily, the tyre was changed in extra...

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Feb 8, 2005 - Sossusvlei - the Dunes of Namibia

After dropping Steve off at the airport, I headed southwest of Windhoek to an area known as Sossusvlie - the major dunes of the Namib desert. What a place, and a dream come true to spend time in such expansive sand dunes. My intent was to spend two days exploring the area little bits at a time (to avoid the intense heat of mid-day), but on the first day I got to sand dune bug, and just kept going and going. I was out in the frying pan of Sossusvlie for six hours - and the later in the day it got, the more of a frying pan it became. WOW, it...

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Oct 9, 2004 - Sossusvlei & great Namibian sand dunes

After freezing at our last camp site, the weather quickly warmed up as we headed into the Namib-Naukluft National Park - where the famous orange sand dunes are that so many people associate with this dry country. We hiked up to the top of Dune 45 - about 150m high - which doesn't APPEAR to be very high... however, it was about 40 degrees celcius that afternoon AND I (Andrea) had a small attack of vertigo - basically, I got half-way up and didn't think I could go anymore b/c I had the fear of tumbling over the side. Luckily, Jonathan is a...

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Sep 6, 2004 - The mother of all dunes

This morning before sunrise we drove into the Namib, to the giant windswept dunes that exist there. Their deep red sand is in stark contrast to the dark blue sky. The wind was still blowing from last night and sand was sailing over the top ridge of the huge dune right in front of us, leaving a long trail in the air. It reminded me of snow blowing off of a distant mountain peak. The dune we arrived at was one of the world's largest and already there were people climbing it, upwards along its crest. Sarita and I grabbed our camera and started...

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