World cruise 2013
Trip Start Jan 04, 2013
33Trip End May 01, 2013
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We got off the ship and found a woman taxi driver who we hired to take us around the area. First stop was to see the flamingos south of town in a large lagoon
Next we went to Dune 7 a popular photo opportunity to try and recreate photos taken there by National Geographic Magazine of the largest sand dunes. Many people climb Dune 7 and a small restaurant nearby has a list of those who climbed it the fastest to the oldest person that climbed the dune. No we did not climb the dune but instead took a number of pictures and went to the next stop, which was Swakopmund just 20 miles to the north on the coast. On the way we saw a solitary antelope on our left hand side as we were driving, Delly our driver stopped the car so we could take some pictures, unfortunately we forgot to bring our telephoto lens. Mary Ann's camera the point and shoot Fuji had a greater digital zoom and her pictures were better than mine even though I got out approaching the animal only it kept moving away from me. Delly drove us to the converted train station that was made into a beautiful hotel with the pool over the track area. Mary Ann tried to buy a few things at the gift shop but they would not accept my credit card and we had no Namibian money
Next day we took a shuttle to town and bought a few sundries and went to the Protea Hotel to use their internet for our blog. Back on the ship we saw the movie Les Miserables and had another formal night with all the pomp and circumstance that they go through to make us feel special.
Next port of call is Jamestown, St. Helena arriving on Monday on our 100th day.