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Skeleton Coast, Swakopmund & Walvis Bay

Swakopmund, on the coast of Namibia, enjoys a cool climate, in striking contrast to the hot inland deserts, brought about by the Benguela current flowing out of the Antarctic. An unpleasant effect is persistant periods of coastal fog. The city was founded by German colonists and retains a strong German flavor, which some say is more German than Germany.
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Coastal fog banks come into view, Skeleton Coast
Coastal fog banks come into view, Skeleton Coast
We get a break in the fog to spot the Atlantic
We get a break in the fog to spot the Atlantic
Atlantic Ocean, Skeleton Coast
Atlantic Ocean, Skeleton Coast
Low level down the coast north of Mowe Bay
Low level down the coast north of Mowe Bay
Mowe Bay, Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Mowe Bay, Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Mowe Bay, Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Mowe Bay, Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Airstrip at Mowe Bay (FYMW)
Airstrip at Mowe Bay (FYMW)
Terrace Bay, Skeleton Coast
Terrace Bay, Skeleton Coast
Terrace Bay, Skeleton Coast
Terrace Bay, Skeleton Coast
Terrace Bay, Skeleton Coast
Terrace Bay, Skeleton Coast
Mining operation near Terrace Bay
Mining operation near Terrace Bay
Low level down the Skeleton Coast Road
Low level down the Skeleton Coast Road
You can go 50 miles without seeing a vehicle
You can go 50 miles without seeing a vehicle
FL002
FL002
Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Skeleton Coast
Skeleton Coast
Finally, signs of life!
Finally, signs of life!
Torra Bay, Skeleton Coast
Torra Bay, Skeleton Coast
Skeleton Coast Road
Skeleton Coast Road
Flying low along the coast. Left turn ahead.
Flying low along the coast. Left turn ahead.
Intersection ahead
Intersection ahead
Low-level
Low-level
Khorixais, left, Henties Bay forward
Khorixais, left, Henties Bay forward
Skeleton Coast
Skeleton Coast
Ugab River (dry), Skeleton Coast
Ugab River (dry), Skeleton Coast
Airfield near Cape Cross
Airfield near Cape Cross
Nearing Swakopmund
Nearing Swakopmund
Swakopmund, on the central Namibian coast
Swakopmund, on the central Namibian coast
Approaching Swakopmund by air from the north
Approaching Swakopmund by air from the north
Interesting complex north of Swakopmund
Interesting complex north of Swakopmund
Settlement of small dwellings on the outskirts north of Swakopmund
Settlement of small dwellings on the outskirts north of Swakopmund
Outskirts of Swakopmund
Outskirts of Swakopmund
Swakopmund Airport (FYSM)
Swakopmund Airport (FYSM)
Swakopmund Airport is not very busy
Swakopmund Airport is not very busy
The runways at Swakopmund can be difficult to distinguish from the desert
The runways at Swakopmund can be difficult to distinguish from the desert
Swakopmund Airport (FYSM) Rwy 06
Swakopmund Airport (FYSM) Rwy 06
Approach to Runway 24 at Swakopmund
Approach to Runway 24 at Swakopmund
Another flying day successfully completed
Another flying day successfully completed
Terminal at  Swakopmund
Terminal at Swakopmund
Hazzard from above
Hazzard from above
Crew Car
Crew Car
Heading into Swakopmund
Heading into Swakopmund
Driving into town, the dunes rise over the rooftops
Driving into town, the dunes rise over the rooftops
Swakopmund, Namibia
Swakopmund, Namibia
Dinner the first evening at the Swakopmund Brauhaus
Dinner the first evening at the Swakopmund Brauhaus
Namibian flag at the Swakopmund Brauhaus
Namibian flag at the Swakopmund Brauhaus
After dinner, we met up with Eckhart's family at Zur Weinmaus
After dinner, we met up with Eckhart's family at Zur Weinmaus
German Evangelical
German Evangelical
Lutheran Church, Swakopmund
Lutheran Church, Swakopmund
Namib High School, built in 1913 during the German colonial era
Namib High School, built in 1913 during the German colonial era
Bahnhofstrasse, Swakopmund
Bahnhofstrasse, Swakopmund
Namibian and South African flags
Namibian and South African flags
Swakopmund Hotel
Swakopmund Hotel
Swakopmund Hotel
Swakopmund Hotel
The Swakopmund Hotel was built in the historic 1901 train station
The Swakopmund Hotel was built in the historic 1901 train station
Swakopmund Hotel
Swakopmund Hotel
Swakopmund Casino
Swakopmund Casino
Bahnhofstrasse, Swakopmund
Bahnhofstrasse, Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Alte Amtsgericht, 1906
Alte Amtsgericht, 1906
Alte Amtsgericht, Swakopmund
Alte Amtsgericht, Swakopmund
Kristall Galerie
Kristall Galerie
Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Bahnhofstrasse & Tobias Hainyeko St, formerly Gernisonstrasse
Bahnhofstrasse & Tobias Hainyeko St, formerly Gernisonstrasse
Namibia Police Station
Namibia Police Station
Namibia Telecom
Namibia Telecom
Swakopmund is a tri-lingual town - Afrikaans, German and English
Swakopmund is a tri-lingual town - Afrikaans, German and English
Swakopmund Municipality Head Office
Swakopmund Municipality Head Office
Most of the old German street names have been changed: Poststrasse to Daniel Tjongarero Street
Most of the old German street names have been changed: Poststrasse to Daniel Tjongarero Street
Poststrasse/Daniel Tjongarero Street
Poststrasse/Daniel Tjongarero Street
Swakopmund, Namibia
Swakopmund, Namibia
Marine Monument, Swakopmund
Marine Monument, Swakopmund
Monument for the German soldiers killed during the Herero rebellion 1904-1905
Monument for the German soldiers killed during the Herero rebellion 1904-1905
Marine Monument
Marine Monument
Kaiserliches Bezirksgerichts (State House) 1902
Kaiserliches Bezirksgerichts (State House) 1902
Market by the old State House
Market by the old State House
Market by the old State House
Market by the old State House
Market by the old State House
Market by the old State House
Lighthouse and Kaiserliches Bezirksgericht, Swakopmund
Lighthouse and Kaiserliches Bezirksgericht, Swakopmund
Swakopmund Lighthouse
Swakopmund Lighthouse
Swakopmund Lighthouse
Swakopmund Lighthouse
Palm Beach, Swakopmund
Palm Beach, Swakopmund
The Mole, Swakopmund
The Mole, Swakopmund
View from The Mole, Swakopmund
View from The Mole, Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Modern beachfront houses, Swakopmund
Modern beachfront houses, Swakopmund
Moltekestrasse, Swakopmund
Moltekestrasse, Swakopmund
Moltkestrasse, Swakopmund
Moltkestrasse, Swakopmund
Namibian Free Press, Swakopmund
Namibian Free Press, Swakopmund
Photo Studio, Moltkestrasse, Swakopmund
Photo Studio, Moltkestrasse, Swakopmund
Ankerplatz, Swakopmund
Ankerplatz, Swakopmund
Bank Windhoek
Bank Windhoek
Kaiser Wilhelm Strasse & Moltkestrasse, Swakopmund
Kaiser Wilhelm Strasse & Moltkestrasse, Swakopmund
Peter's Antiques, Swakopmund
Peter's Antiques, Swakopmund
German colonial memorabilia, Peter's Antiques
German colonial memorabilia, Peter's Antiques
Kaiserliches Zollabfertigungsstelle Swakopmund
Kaiserliches Zollabfertigungsstelle Swakopmund
Peter's Antiques, Swakopmund
Peter's Antiques, Swakopmund
Bargain Corner, Moltekestr & Bruckenstr
Bargain Corner, Moltekestr & Bruckenstr
Hohenzollern Building
Hohenzollern Building
Hohenzollern Building
Hohenzollern Building
In May 2005, the Hohenzollern Building was for sale
In May 2005, the Hohenzollern Building was for sale
Hohenzollern Building
Hohenzollern Building
Hohenzollern Building in the evening, Swakopmund, Namibia
Hohenzollern Building in the evening, Swakopmund, Namibia
Hohenzollern Building
Hohenzollern Building
Dunebuggy in Swakopmund
Dunebuggy in Swakopmund
Biltong - dried meat the locals love
Biltong - dried meat the locals love
Woermannhaus, Bismarckstrasse, Swakopmund
Woermannhaus, Bismarckstrasse, Swakopmund
Woermannhaus
Woermannhaus
View from the tower of the Woermannhaus
View from the tower of the Woermannhaus
Hohenzollern Haus from the Woermann tower
Hohenzollern Haus from the Woermann tower
Lutheran church, Swakopmund
Lutheran church, Swakopmund
Dunes behind Swakopmund
Dunes behind Swakopmund
Swakopmund oceanfront and aquarium
Swakopmund oceanfront and aquarium
Swakopmund
Swakopmund
German colonial architecture, 1910
German colonial architecture, 1910
Kaiserstrasse & Bismarckstrasse, Swakopmund
Kaiserstrasse & Bismarckstrasse, Swakopmund
Bismarck Medical Centre, Swakopmund
Bismarck Medical Centre, Swakopmund
German colonial building, Bismarckstrasse
German colonial building, Bismarckstrasse
German colonial building, Kaiserstrasse (Sam Nujoma Street)
German colonial building, Kaiserstrasse (Sam Nujoma Street)
Beachfront homes, Swakopmund
Beachfront homes, Swakopmund
Namib Primary School, Swakopmund
Namib Primary School, Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Maersk Line container ship, Walvis Bay
Maersk Line container ship, Walvis Bay
Strandstrasse, Swakopmund
Strandstrasse, Swakopmund
Sea Rescue Institute of Namibia
Sea Rescue Institute of Namibia
Jetty at Swakopmund
Jetty at Swakopmund
Jetty at Swakopmund
Jetty at Swakopmund
Girl on the beach near the Jetty, Swakopmund
Girl on the beach near the Jetty, Swakopmund
The cold Atlantic at Swakopmund
The cold Atlantic at Swakopmund
National Aquarium, Swakopmund
National Aquarium, Swakopmund
Swakop Strand
Swakop Strand
The source of that great Namibian beer, Hansa Brewery, Swakopmund
The source of that great Namibian beer, Hansa Brewery, Swakopmund
Hansa Brauerei
Hansa Brauerei
Hansa Brewery
Hansa Brewery
Swakopmund Laundry, Swakop Street
Swakopmund Laundry, Swakop Street
Alte Kaserne, Swakopmund, 1906, now the Youth Hostel
Alte Kaserne, Swakopmund, 1906, now the Youth Hostel
Alte Kaserne, Swakopmund
Alte Kaserne, Swakopmund
Prinzessin-Rupprecht Residenz in the old colonial hospital (Lazarett)
Prinzessin-Rupprecht Residenz in the old colonial hospital (Lazarett)
Bismarck Strasse, Swakopmund
Bismarck Strasse, Swakopmund
Bacchus Tavern, Swakopmund
Bacchus Tavern, Swakopmund
Bismarck Strasse, Swakopmund
Bismarck Strasse, Swakopmund
Fagin's Pub, Roon Street
Fagin's Pub, Roon Street
Atlanta Cinema, Swakopmund
Atlanta Cinema, Swakopmund
Lighthouse and Kaiserliches Gerichtshof at dusk, Swakopmund
Lighthouse and Kaiserliches Gerichtshof at dusk, Swakopmund
Lighthouse at dusk
Lighthouse at dusk
Lighthouse, Swakopmund
Lighthouse, Swakopmund
Lighthouse and the full moon
Lighthouse and the full moon
The Lighthouse Restaurant is a good place for a sundowner in Swakopmund
The Lighthouse Restaurant is a good place for a sundowner in Swakopmund
Sunset over The Mole, Swakopmund
Sunset over The Mole, Swakopmund
Sunset
Sunset
Sunset, Swakopmund
Sunset, Swakopmund
Sunset
Sunset
Sunset, Swakopmund
Sunset, Swakopmund
Sunset
Sunset
Sea bird at sunset
Sea bird at sunset
Sunset
Sunset
Colorful clouds after sundown
Colorful clouds after sundown
Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Swakopmund
The house of Eckhart's father and stepmother in Swakopmund
The house of Eckhart's father and stepmother in Swakopmund
Neighbor's house, Swakopmund
Neighbor's house, Swakopmund
Central garden, Swakopmund
Central garden, Swakopmund
Eckhart, his father and stepmother
Eckhart, his father and stepmother
Our group with Eckhart's family
Our group with Eckhart's family
Eckhart's father is in the Swakopmunder Maennersangverein
Eckhart's father is in the Swakopmunder Maennersangverein
Headed back to the airport for our flight along to Sossusvlei
Headed back to the airport for our flight along to Sossusvlei
Wings Over Africa
Wings Over Africa
Pleasure Flights and Safari's, Swakopmund Airport
Pleasure Flights and Safari's, Swakopmund Airport
Charly's Desert Tours
Charly's Desert Tours
Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Along the beach, Swakopmund
Along the beach, Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Central Swakopmund
Central Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Swakopmund
Sandy desert between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay
Sandy desert between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay
Vacation communities between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay
Vacation communities between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay
Between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay
Between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay
Park between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay
Park between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay
Ships off Walvis Bay, Namibia
Ships off Walvis Bay, Namibia
Walvis Bay, the strategic port which was held by South Africa until 1994, 4 years after Namibian independence
Walvis Bay, the strategic port which was held by South Africa until 1994, 4 years after Namibian independence
Walvis Bay
Walvis Bay
Fishing fleet at Walvis Bay
Fishing fleet at Walvis Bay
Walvis Bay
Walvis Bay
The Nathaniel Maxuilili, right, a Norwegian built patrol vessel of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources
The Nathaniel Maxuilili, right, a Norwegian built patrol vessel of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources
Ships being overhauled in Walvis Bay
Ships being overhauled in Walvis Bay
Walvis Bay
Walvis Bay
Walvis Bay, Namibia
Walvis Bay, Namibia
Dunes along the Walvis Bay lagoon
Dunes along the Walvis Bay lagoon
Walvis Bay salt works
Walvis Bay salt works
Walvis Bay Salt Works, Namibia
Walvis Bay Salt Works, Namibia
Desert south of Walvis Bay
Desert south of Walvis Bay
Approaching Sandwich Harbour, Namibia
Approaching Sandwich Harbour, Namibia
Sandwich Harbour, 50 km south of Walvis Bay
Sandwich Harbour, 50 km south of Walvis Bay
South of Sandwich Harbour, dunes rise steeply from the Atlantic
South of Sandwich Harbour, dunes rise steeply from the Atlantic
The Long Wall of dunes between Sandwich Harbour and Conception Bay, Namibia
The "Long Wall" of dunes between Sandwich Harbour and Conception Bay, Namibia
Dunes between Sandwich Harbour and Conception Bay, Namibia
Dunes between Sandwich Harbour and Conception Bay, Namibia
The 1976 shipwreck of the Shaunee, nosed into the dunes, Conception Bay
The 1976 shipwreck of the Shaunee, nosed into the dunes, Conception Bay
Wreck of the Shaunee, Namibia
Wreck of the Shaunee, Namibia
Wreck of the Shaunee
Wreck of the Shaunee
Cape Fur Seals, Conception Bay, Namibia
Cape Fur Seals, Conception Bay, Namibia
Cape Fur Seals, Conception Bay, Namibia
Cape Fur Seals, Conception Bay, Namibia
Wreck of the Eduard Bohlen from 1909 now lies far inland from the beach
Wreck of the Eduard Bohlen from 1909 now lies far inland from the beach
Stern of the 1909 shipwreck Eduard Bohlen, Conception Bay, Namibia
Stern of the 1909 shipwreck Eduard Bohlen, Conception Bay, Namibia
Wreck of the Eduard Bohlen
Wreck of the Eduard Bohlen
Cape Fur Seals, Conception Bay, Namibia
Cape Fur Seals, Conception Bay, Namibia
This shows how far inland the Eduard Bohlen now lies
This shows how far inland the Eduard Bohlen now lies
V5-JOG passing some seals
V5-JOG passing some seals
Continuing down the coast towards Meob Bay where we turn inland for Sossusvlei
Continuing down the coast towards Meob Bay where we turn inland for Sossusvlei
Wrecked whaling boats
Wrecked whaling boats
V5-JOG over Meob Bay, Namibia
V5-JOG over Meob Bay, Namibia
Seasonal Hoarusib River, Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Seasonal Hoarusib River, Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Skeleton Coast, Namibia
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