Day 9 and 10:
After getting buffeted by wind and spending the entire night thinking that the wind was going to blow us and our tent to Timbuktu, I was super relieved when the alarm went off at 4:45 am, indicating that we could wake up, get dressed and set off to see the sunrise in the desert along with all the other
|Sunrise in Sossusvlei - just too beautiful!|
|Silhouette of tree being held up by Frosty.|
|This is the grass that all those animals survive on...in the middle of a desert!|
|The sun getting ready to show her face...|
|Peeking over the distant mountains|
|The first rays of sun, sneaking over the ground sand (and grass patches).|
|I love the ripples that the sand makes, enhanced by the shadows.|
Frosty likes that the ripples are usually straight, but then sometimes
branch out to join with other ripples.
|You wouldn't guess it from our shadows, but those dunes are pretty tall!|
|More ripples in the sand.|
|Taking pictures of pictures.|
|Grass and dunes.|
|Frosty with his coffee (that tasted horrible because of|
the off milk that I put in!
|Ripples and dunes, I really like this pic and how the ripples disappear into the depths of the sand.|
|Light and shade.|
|I think he found an interesting sand grain!|
|We found this beetle burrowing it's way into the cool sand.|
|Early morning selfies|
|Those little black speckles at the top of the dune - they're people!|
|Woohoo - some of the people who braved the early morning|
hike up the dune running down once the sun had risen!
|Tree and sand in the middle of no-where|
|Some dried mud - who would have thought that something so dry and cracked could|
be so pretty?
|Life in the middle of the desert.|
|Exploring the dunes before breakfast.|
|We found some giraffes on our drive to Hobas|
|These guys were a bit shorter than the giraffes we're used to|
seeing - I guess shorter food makes for smaller animals.
|Lunch at Canyon Roadhouse|
|Take some time to take a wonder and admire all the old cars they have lying around|
|For those of you who follow me on Instagram - here's the colour version :)|
|Panoramic pic taken by Frosty of the Canyon|
|Fish River Canyon at sunset - beautiful!|
|The moon and clouds on our way home were also just too spectacular - always look behind you when admiring a view, you might find a view just as good in the other direction!|
|More sunset pics - I was astounded that the viewpoint was so deserted, but definitely|
|We found these padlocks locked onto the chain at the start of the Fish River walk.|
Just a tiny chain, held up by two poles and a scarily steep climb to get to the
bottom of the canyon - hopefully one day we'll get a chance to do this walk.
|Playing around with black and white pictures of the canyon.|
|Spiky red plant that we found while exploring one of the other|
view points in the morning.
|Another black and white view of a different part of the canyon|
|When we arrived at Ai-Ais I let Frosty do some of the unpacking while I stalked off to get pics|
of some of the many Swallow-tailed Bee-eaters in the camp site. I think this was probably my
sharpest shot, but I think the ones below are more interesting.
|I caught this little guy (or gal) in action and after a bit of editing, I'm pretty chuffed with the|
|If you look carefully, you'll see what was on the menu for the bee-eaters' dinner!|
|I had a good model in this birdy.|
This pic of it all puffed up was just too cute!
|If you read the sign at the back, you'll see why there is|
a big fence around the actual hot spring!
|Taking a stroll down the river for sundowners and some final bird watching.|
|The colours of the sky as the sun went down were really incredible, I don't think these pics|
do it enough justice.
|Final rays before darkness fell.|