We started the morning at 5am to get some sunrise and early morning shots in the Giants Playground. Half the group stayed back to get cheetah shots from the resident felines, but since I already have cheetah shots, I opted to go to the Giants Playground.
After an 8am breakfast, the bus headed for Luderitz. We arrived at the Bay View Hotel around lunch time and after a quick bite to eat, it was off to Kolmanskuppe, a diamond mining ghost town. A special permit had been arranged allowing us entry to the ghost town outside of regular tourist hours. We literally had a ghost town that we could photograph until after sunset. This ghost town, which at the height of the diamond trade housed a thousand people, was spectacular with all the sand filled buildings.
Dinner was at a local restaurant on the waterfront and we celebrated Daniella’s and Marcel’s birthdays. Back to the hotel and finally some internet access (which is slow in comparison to what we are used to in Canada) to update my blog and read my email. Early to bed as we are leaving at 5:45am to spend Thursday morning shooting at Kolmanskuppe.