Day 317

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Days 317,318, 319… Swakopmund
Day 317… Well… today we get to experience the sight, sound (and smell… oh good lord) of thousands of olive-coloured cape seals on the shores of Cape Cross while travelling up the eerie Atlantic Coast, directly opposite by many thousands of kilometres to South America where my incredible journey began. The sealions here, I must say, are the most ridiculous creatures i have ever seen. They sound like a cross between a cow, goat and a very drunk man. Plus it is quite surreal to see literally tens of thousands of them lining the beach, banks and disused picnic huts.
Then we continue on to the town of Swakopmund (320 km, approx 5-6 hrs). Surrounded by the massive dune fields of the Namib Desert on three sides, and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, Swakopmund is an example of the extraordinary German culture that’s found in all major settlements in Namibia. It’s worth wandering around the town to admire the beauty of the Germanic architecture making the place looks like a toy town, and then take advantage of some excellent souvenir shopping, as well as wait book in our various activities for the next few days. ur accommodation for these nights is in a simple lodge, but it’s quite nice and a damn sight better than the bloody tents! I need advice massage after this camping malarkey.
I also get a little laundry done, some lovely afternoon tea at the Village Cafe and buy myself a new camcorder as the old one has died after, not only 4 years solid use before i left, but nearly 12 months of very, very hard work filming everything for this here 180 Stays.

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