|Our truck in the Namib Desert - sand as far as the eye can see|
|Seals millions of them - smelly!|
|The stunningly beautiful Spitzkoppe|
After lunch we head inland again, pass through the strangle little settlement of Hientjes Bay, built entirely on sand, and after a while the scenery begins to change. There is more vegetation and in the distance we can see large red mountain peaks rising out of the Namib desert. We are heading to Spitzkoppe, the highest at 1728 metres and will camp there over night. Spitzkoppe, like the other mountains in this area is 700 million years old, solid granite and referred to as the Matterhorn of Namibia because it has a similar shape to the Swiss mountain. As we arrive at the entrance to the camp site our truck becomes deeply bogged in sand. We all climb out and the men in our group start digging the truck out. After several attempts at freeing it, and with the help of a good push from everyone, the truck is free and we continue on to camp. We drive between the giant red mountains and into a canyon to our stunning camp site. There are no facilities here, no water or showers and just a long drop toilet but we are all awe struck by the setting and after pitching our tents set out to explore it.
|We make our own rock drawings|
|Our magnificent campsite|
|View from our tent|