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Miscellaneous stops, Namibia

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Here is some stuff on some small stops that we made. Tsisab were the rocks where they found a lot of paintings made many thousands of years ago. We got there after closing but another cool guard let us do a self tour. I saw my first Cobra. A Striped Spitting Cobra that I saw the tail end as it skittered under some rocks. There were a bunch of dead birds around the opening is what caught my eye at first. The guard said it was the resident Cobra and that I was “lucky”. He didn’t say “lucky” for what, seeing it or surviving it. I like Cobras.
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Swakopmund is on the east coast on the beach. It’s a cool resort town that has a lot of exciting activities. It was cold and we were tired so our exciting adrenaline activity was internet and shopping for food. We stayed in a regular hotel that had a dorm room that we took over. It was nice being spoiled.
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Luderitz is a old time German town that looks like it was pulled out of Germany. It’s got that Dutch windmill feel to it. It was another quite sleepy town that we hit on a Sunday. Everything was of course closed, so we did a quick hit and run.
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Welcome to the Skeleton Coast.
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This is where a lot of ships ended up getting stuck and wiped out. Its a desolate stretch of beach that runs all the way up from Swakopmund to the far North. Nothing but sand and ocean. Every few hundred kms they have a rough camping area for fisherman. The coast is hot for surf fishing, but a las I didn’t get to try.
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While traveling in land, we ran into some elephants just walking across the freeway. We only got to see them in the distance but I got this fleeting shot as they disappeared into the brush. It was one of those rare opportunities of seeing animals outside of a park and out in the wild.
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