Today we left for Cape Cross at 7am – I actually got up after sunrise today! It was a 1.5 hour drive from Swakopmund to Cape Cross, where there is a very large colony of seals.
The seals are very smelly, and even though you get accustomed to the odour, it is not very pleasant. We photographed the seals until noon, then had lunch at the nearby Cape Cross Lodge .
Everyone slept on the drive back (except of course Dirk, the bus driver), had a quick shower to get rid of the seal smell, then Marsel presented a workshop on image processing. Even in the evening my camera gear and bag still smelled of seals.
Supper was at The Tug, which is another popular restaurant in Swakopmund. It is actually an old tug boat that was converted into a restaurant. I had the Kingklip fish, a local catch, which was very good.
Note: This will be my last post until I get home. I’ll update the final days at that time. Internet access has been difficult to come by (down in 3 or more of the places we should have had it), as well, I’m behind in processing and sorting my photos – hence nothing to show. Check back next week for the final days – thanks for reading!
Update: Added photos when I got home!