We enjoy breakfast at the Shalom Farmers’ Market in the Swakop Valley

06 April 2013 We got up early on Saturday morning, tidied up the apartment, packed the car, and made our way out of a very damp and cold Swakopmund. It was time to head back to Windhoek, and our brief visit to the Atlantic coast had ended. As soon as we reached the desert, the … More We enjoy breakfast at the Shalom Farmers’ Market in the Swakop Valley

We have lunch with springbok at the Rossmund Golf Club

05 April 2013 Our almost-ascent of Dune 7 had left us rather hungry and thirsty. Fortunately, Aunty Christa knew just the place for some delightful refreshments “Turn left at that sign,” she instructed Richard, as we were driving along the now familiar B2 towards Swakopmund (it was the road we had driven down from Windhoek … More We have lunch with springbok at the Rossmund Golf Club

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

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

Exploring the pretty coastal town of Swakopmund – between the great Atlantic Ocean and the dramatic Namib desert

04 April 2013 “Welcome to my home town, Flat Kathy!” said Reggie, beaming at me excitedly. We had just pulled off onto the roadverge, so that Richard could take a photograph of us standing in front of the large and colourfully decorated ‘Welcome to Swakopmund’ sign. In the distance towards the south, I could see … More Exploring the pretty coastal town of Swakopmund – between the great Atlantic Ocean and the dramatic Namib desert