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: Damaraland without the Legends - Part I  ( 3403 )
Shaun Cullen
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« : May 31, 2011, 02:51:54 PM »

'Twas a full moon when we arrived in Grunau

Goggas and all

Meeting up with PS, Colleen and JT at Ais Ais

Wasn't aware that they had such nice indoor pools there

And then it was off to Useb via Canyon Roadhouse - plenty of storms all around us

But we made it in bright blue skies (pic refused to rotate)...

but within the hour...

After lunch however it cleared for a dust free journey to Useb campsite

The next morning JT & I were at the canyon view site to watch the moon set and the sun rise

Then onto Duiseb Castle and 'restaurant'.

The Naukluft on the way to Sosussvlei


Lynn at the vlei - "I thought this was a desert?"

Colleen  and her EyePods

The Boys set off to climb the dune...

...and make it to the top!

Fairy Circle meditation

And a beer at the Lodge to wash the sand down

After two nights camping it was off to Swakopmund via Walvis. Lots of full rivers.

Then out of the Naukluft and onto the plains - still followed by storms. We never drove though any but the roads were nice and damp and a dust free pleasure to drive

It was about here that Fips called to say he was leaving Swakopmund as he had been sitting in the rain for three days and that the salt road north was impassable - bye, bye Fips. Sorry we missed you and thanks for taking the bad weather with you.

Entering Walvis

Oysters and tequila at the Raft

The next morning we awoke to a blue sky'd Swakopmund and set off on the impassable salt road north to Messum via Cape Cross

Stone desert you say! Why is it green?

Our Messum Crater campsite - beautiful!

JT and PS sundowning...

The evening was chilly...

...and so was the next morning

JT fixing (almost) my fused window master switch

And then it was off to Palmwag to meet the rest of the group - but that's Part II.

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« #1 : May 31, 2011, 03:52:02 PM »

Dankie Oom...

For the others:
  • Useb = Hobas
  • Blue = Grey
  • Duiseb = Duwisib
  • tequila = JM

Colleen  and her EyePods

 ;D Love it

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« #2 : May 31, 2011, 05:20:58 PM »


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« #3 : June 01, 2011, 10:24:26 AM »

Brilliant pics! thanks for sharing.

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« #4 : June 01, 2011, 11:14:12 AM »

Looks like it was awesome - Im green with envy

Keep the pics coming

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« #5 : June 01, 2011, 08:11:31 PM »

Thanks, Shaun that was great!!!. Tell the misses she takes very good pics.  :-*

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« #6 : August 18, 2011, 03:53:41 PM »

This is one of the most amazing pictures I have seen in a long time... 8)

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