Friday, July 31, 2009

4 Wheeling in the Namib Desert

Swakopmund, Namibia

The central coastal town of Swakopmund, is about 3 hours east of Windhoek. It's an easy drive, head north 66km on B!, hang a left on B2, and keep driving until you hit the Atlantic. Swakop's proximity to Windhoek and its collection of outdoor activities make it the adventure capital of Namibia, unless there is "East Weather." East Weather basically entails 5-6 hours of intense sandstorms that blow east from the Namib desert in the mornings. The sand storms hampered some of our adventure plans since the whole city basically shuts down until the storms stop at around noon. Todd and I will head back soon and try and hit up some of the other extreme adventures Swakop is known for, but despite the wind we did manage to do some quad biking on the dunes. It was amazingly beautiful and great fun.

Sunset at the Ocean

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