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Nov 6, 2006 - On to the Skeleton Coast

From Palmwag, the next stop was the Skeleton Coast, or rather it was en route to the Spitzkoppe. AS the Encouragement made here way out of the Damaraland hills, the landscape got drier and drier with less and less vegetation. Once into the Skeleton Coast Park, the initial excitement of being in this fabled place sort of wore off. For most of the 100km drive, there was nothing but gray dunes and the road was off the coast so as to not offer a view of the ocean. It was an amazingly desolate place. The light sand was covered with a "crust" of...

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Dec 26, 2005 - Otijitotongwe Day 9 Overland

Day 9 of our overland tour. It was another long drive to reach Otijitotongwe. This was a stopover to split up the journey to Etosha National Park. We also got the chance to visit the Himba tribe along the way. The Himba were unique and amazing! They cover their skin with red ocre and their hair with animal fats. Much of their hairstyles depend on their background. For instance, a young Himba girl with 2 braids in front and 2 braids in back indicate that both parents and both grandparents were still alive. A shaved head with a line of hair...

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