DAY 10-13 Mon 4 July - Fri 8 July
Sesriem - Swakopmund (360km)
Into the mountains to the sea
Monday 05h30: Coffee, rusks and cereals
Drive through Khomas Hochland/Naukluft Park, Kuiseb Pass, stopover at rock arch, Walfish bay to Swakopmund
Brunch at solitaire- hamburgers.
Stop for refreshment at Rock Arch and drinks at Walvis Bay sea restaurant.. Book into Chalets for next 4 days (Swakopmund)
Dinner- Visit traditional German seaside restaurants (own account).
Photograph- Elim dune at sunrise - Solitaire’s spirit - many landscapes en-route including mountains (Gaub & Kuiseb Pass) and stopover at Rock Arch - Swakop at night.
The German village on the sea
Tuesday 08h00: Hearty English Breakfast
Explore Swakop and relax on the beach, perhaps some volleyball . . . Visit the museum, cheese and beer tasting and much more entertainment this holiday village has to offer.
Lunch- Burgers on the beach.
Afternoon fishing (tackle and fishing rods will be supplied or you could bring your own along). Sunset stroll on jetty and on beach.
Dinner- Fish Braai.
Photograph- German buildings in Swakop - land art installations on beach with instruction - fishing, seabirds at sunset instruction on action of birds taking fish.
Lagoon, birds, salt and desert
Wednesday 07h00: English Breakfast
Drive to Walvis Bay for Dolphin Boat Cruise to Bird Island and to Walvis Bay lagoon, accompanied by pelicans and seagulls that fly alongside your boat, passing a myriad of flamingoes (wait for some of them to take off to reveal the beautiful dark pink of the feathers underneath their wings) The trip includes delicious snacks and drinks.
Lunch- Hot dogs at Dune 7, biggest dune in the world with optional sand boarding.
Do a short desert trip in search of the Welwitschia.
Dinner- Lasagne Christine style.
Photograph-Birds in flight, a myriad of flamingoes - Walvis Bay from the sea. The salt mines and then the scarce living fossil, the Welwitschia.
Fun in the sun
Thursday 06h00 Coffee, rusks and cereals
Trip along beach to Henties Bay, fishing for the eager fisherman or just relaxing on the beach.
Lunch- Fish braai
Drive to Langstrand and shipwreck for fun on the beach and fishing, desert quad biking optional.
Dinner- night out in town, Restaurant etc. (own account).
Photograph- Seascapes, old boats, fishermen and birds action in sunset - land art - as well as shipwreck sunsets with photo instruction on time-exposures and HDR. Funky 'orb' photography on beach and at jetty.