I see the Swakop river crossing and the Swakop river mouth

05 April 2013 After our almost-ascent of Dune 7, we returned to the car and made our way back onto the arrow-straight gravel road north towards Swakopmund. Beautiful peach-and-ochre coloured dunes rose up on our left, while gravel plans stretched out on our right, all the way to the horizon. A railway line seemed to … More I see the Swakop river crossing and the Swakop river mouth

Attempting an ascent of Dune 7 outside Walvis Bay

05 April 2013 “What is our next destination?” I asked, as we strolled back to our car, while watching the two friendly pelicans flapping gracefully across the mist-wreathed harbour to alight effortlessly on a wooden pier, where a boat was just coming in – probably with a load of fish. “Dune 7,” announced Richard. “We’re … More Attempting an ascent of Dune 7 outside Walvis Bay

The Walvis Bay waterfront exudes rustic charm

05 April 2013 “Did you know that Walvis Bay now has a lovely waterfront?” asked Aunty Christa, as we returned to the car after feeding the seagulls. “No,” said Reggie. “I didn’t know that – is it new?” “Yes, it’s a fairly recent development. It’s right behind the yacht club.” Following Aunty Christa’s directions, we … More The Walvis Bay waterfront exudes rustic charm

We enjoy Kaffee und frische Brötchen at Cafe Probst in Walvis Bay

05 April 2013 After the glorious sunset on the famous Jetty the night before, I had expected blue skies the next morning. Instead what greeted us was fog so dense that we could barely see the houses on the other side of the street. “Are we still going to go for our drive?” I asked … More We enjoy Kaffee und frische Brötchen at Cafe Probst in Walvis Bay

A wholesome lunch at the Wild Rocket restaurant in Swakopmund

04 April 2013 The Twins were exhausted after their play-date with Jenna and Bella, and promptly fell asleep in the car, as we drove to our next appointment: lunch with Uncle Hermann and Aunty Christa at the Wild Rocket restaurant. This quaint restaurant was incongruously tucked away into a small arcade right behind a service … More A wholesome lunch at the Wild Rocket restaurant in Swakopmund