Tuesday 1 February 2011

4:25 wake up and we were on our way before 5. 45km we were at Dune 45 which we started to climb in the dark. Climbing giant sand dunes is really hard work, especially when you end up at the front and there are no pre compressed steps to walk in.

We and the dutch guys (who happened to be there at the same time) were the only ones to make it to the top but it was worth it.

After a cup of very strong coffee we were on our way again to Sossussvlei and a short walk to Deadvlei.

Back at the vehicle we had a quick drive around the vlei before heading out….

…to find that the water had once again arrived at Sossussvlei. This only happens every 4 or 5 years so we were quite lucky to witness it pouring in (and that we didn’t come down in the Combi because we would have been stuck!)

We found a mechanic who came to our site and started the car first try and it drove fine. Annoying. Still don’t know what happened, possibly heat or something else – it was a rough day for the poor old combi, but it pulled through.

We lazed about the rest of the day, swimming, eating and sleeping before (successfully) heading to Sesreim for sunset

To Sesreim{.clickme}

Back to main Namibia{.clickme}article