Africa from the desert to Swakopmund
After a great sunrise at the free-standing mighty Dune 45, the buses headed in the direction of Swakopmund. It was with the experiment. The cooling system on the big bus had to be fixed and in short we were suddenly in the middle of no man's land. But a wonderfully patient and moody gang turned it into a great experience: Meeting the random owner of Bushman Lodge, carrying like cows into the Lodge (just a short local road with no traffic) a beautiful oasis with wild animals, young students and hospitable hosts who helped us to fix emergency transport from Swakopmund. Everything went well, but it was a very different and long day that ended with the last bus at 01.30.
Still, everyone was ready for dolphin safaris, sandboarding and quadbikes early the next morning. Probably one of the most beautiful dolphin safaris we have had in the last 16 years, with surfing harnesses, photo-horned pelicans and playful dolphins. The combo gang was also happy.
Later in the day, others rode a quad bike in the desert and took a camel ride into the world's oldest desert. Swakopmund is a tourist town but also very quiet out of season - and especially on Sundays.
Tomorrow we travel north and are ready for a safari in Etosha.