Welcome to my Namibia Travels series! If you've just joined me, you can catch up on Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 before making your way through today's post.
Day 5 and 6:
We woke up to a still-mizzy campsite. This called for some coffee and rusks with Frosty's folks, as well as his aunt and uncle (who very kindly let us gatecrash a night in their campsite with them at Tiger Reef) before we started packing up camp.
Luckily we didn't have too much to pack up and all too soon, 4 people's worth of camping gear was packed into my little car, we were bidding farewell to Frosty's aunt and uncle and we went on to explore Swakop a bit more before setting off on the road again. Since the weather wasn't ideal, we took a quick stroll along a promanade with a restaurant right at the end in the middle of the ocean. On our way back to the car, we encountered a very persistent and clever salesman who somehow
|Restaurant in the middle of the ocean.|
I love this picture - when I edited in black and white it turned out really nicely!
|Another shot of the restaurant in the middle of the ocean at Spitzkoppe.|
|Black and white picture|
|View of the land from the sea (restaurant) - the picture doesn't do the colours in the sky justice!|
On our way back to Okahandja, where we would be staying the night with a different aunt and uncle of Frosty's, we stopped off at Spitzkoppe. I wasn't exactly sure of what to expect, but a tiny pool of water surrounded by green grass in the middle of a bunch of rocks wasn't part of that expectation! We spent a lovely morning and part of the afternoon scrambling up rocks and finding a shady spot to have a picnic lunch. After arriving in Okahandja, we spent a lovely evening ensconced around a warm fire and chatting with Frosty's family. Other than our overnight stay at Savanna Guest Farm, this was the only other night when we didn't have to pitch a tent in the evening and then take it down the next morning!
|My socks, all clean after having mayo all over them the previous day.|
I loved the reflections in this pic.
|The entrance to Spitzkoppe.|
|Pretty yellow desert flower|
|Pretty pink desert flowers|
|Black and white picture with Frosty in the background|
|Another desert flower - this time orangey/peach.|
|Curly plant with white flowers on it.|
|We found a few lizard friends - here's one of them. Don't you love the colours?|
|One of the pools at Spitzkoppe. Can you see Frosty doing his thing|
(climbing to the top of the rocks) way in the distance?
|Another pic of the pool - there were even fish and tadpoles inside!|
|Playing around with twig and mountain pictures|
|View from the rocks we found to climb in Spitzkoppe|
|And the view in the other direction - look how small the pool|
looks from this view point!
|Frosty and I playing around|
|View from the very top of the rocks.|
|Another lizard friend|
|And this guy, who we found in a tree!|
|Orange berries - I loved the contrast between the orange and green.|
|We found a great picnic spot in the shade of a big rock.|
|This little bird kept coming back to admire it's reflection in my car window.|
|Sun bird feeding (I think maybe the Dusky Sunbird)|
|Somewhere on the road between Spitzkoppe and Okahandja|
|Sunset on the road|
|Beautiful tree outside Frosty's aunt and uncle's place|
|I may have fallen slightly in love with this clever collie!|