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The Skeleton Coast

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We strike out directly North from Swakopmund and soon find the Cape Cross Seal Reserve – it’s easy to find given the immense stink wafting off the thousands and thousands of seals that nest here. A walkway has been built so it’s possible to get extremely close to the masses of seals that seem to lie around doing a whole not of nothing. They stink, and they endlessly grunt and groan their displeasure at whatever other seal is lying on top of it.
Even so, they’re cute.

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They’re cute, but they stink!

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Their fins are fascinating

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Resting on the rocks

Further North we enter the Skeleton Coast park proper and the barren landscape is staggering. For a couple of hundred miles we drive through blowing sand, dunes, rocks and nothing else. There is no vegetation or any sign of life.

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The Skeleton Coast

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Elephant bones at the entrance gate

This place is severely inhospitable.

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A jackal that was not too scared of the Jeep

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A shipwreck being overtaken by the sand

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Seriously barren and windy


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  1. JC Crafford says:

    Wow. What an experience.

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