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Now We Are REALLY In The Middle of Nowhere

The sea, sand, birds, sand, seals and more sand

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We often say we are in the middle of nowhere and I think we have been in more remote and perhaps harder to reach places than we are at now, but it feels like the middle of nowhere. We are here on the skeleton coast in what was previously South West Africa and now Namibia, on this very tiny spit of sand just off Walvis Bay, it feels quite remote to say the least.
We are staying at the Pelican Point hotel. This was formerly the house for the harbor master and the his control room at the top. This is our room, converted from control room to guest room, windows all around with a 360 degree view. The light house is almost close enough to touch from our deck. With the roaring of the mighty Atlantic Ocean on one side, sand, seals, birds and jackel all around, it feels a bit like a ship wreck.
On the side east of us you can see large ships and the port of Walvis Bay and the other side the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean with seals hollering in the background, it is all very surreal.
Aside from all that, what makes it seem even more remote is that this place is run on a generator. It gets turned on around 6 AM until after breakfast, a bit around lunchtime and then again from 6 PM until 9, but we asked for 10 PM and they have obliged that request. The staff are all Namibian friendly, lovely people who are happy to accommodate us as best as they can with what they have here. Supplies are all delivered including water! There is no quick trip to the store for milk or eggs. Even though we have a 4 X 4 we parked in Walvis Bay and were picked up, not sure anyone who has not been here before could find their way here.
Nature all around in such a raw environment, even the Namibian staff here have said to me that they can’t believe this exists in their country. We are surrounded by jacket, white pelicans, flamingos many species of birds, many, many seal colonies and whales and dolphins at certain times of the year. Yesterday we rode the dunes south of here and today kayaked with the seals in the calm morning water.
Remote, rustic, historic and a super sensory experience. The sun, the sand and the sea all make for a fantastic get away.
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Posted by Lauriesam 15:23 Archived in Namibia Tagged #adventure #peaceful #lighthouse #adventuretravel #africa #feelinggrateful #nambia #nowhere #skeletoncoast #isolated #sandandsea #birdsandseals #crashingwaves

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