Monthly Archives: October 2013

Walvis Bay – More birds

Yes, you can see more than Flamingos in Walvis Bay. Like Pelicans! And the picture above will give you an idea of how big Pelicans are! Reminds me of the flying boats of the 1930’s. And the rest of this … Continue reading

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Quiz Night

Why? Because every year the International Women’s Association of Namibia organizes a “Quiz Night”. The people doing the hard work this year were… …Des, Lillian, Kathleen, Shameem and Johan. They had worked a long time to prepare this evening with it’s … Continue reading

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Walvis Bay – Flamingo

We were staying at Egumbo lodge, overlooking The Walvis Bay Lagoon, one of the richest and most important wetlands in southern Africa. The lagoon has been here for more than 3000 years and during summer time you can see up to 250 … Continue reading

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Rhythmic Gymnastics National Championships – Level 1

Saturday October 19. Second and last day of Rhythmic Gymnastics National Champion-ships in Walvis Bay. We came in time for Hanna to start her warm-up. She had two routines this day. First was “Free dance”. Hanna is a beginner so she is … Continue reading

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Rhythmic Gymnastics National Championships – Group Dance

In spite of the two flat tires we arrived in time to the Jan Wilken Stadium in Walvis Bay. We were here for the Rhythmic Gymnastics National Championships – 18-19 October 2013. It was only three months ago that Hanna won a … Continue reading

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Driving to Walvis Bay

Midterm break. Girls off from school from Friday to Monday and we had a lot of things to do at the coast. Let’s go! For some reason we ended up on the dirt road to Swakopmund instead of the one … Continue reading

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Omaruru – Evening Shade

On our last visit in Omaruru we stayed at a place called “Evening Shade”. It opened quite recently. I read about it somewhere and thought it looked interesting. It was! Opposite the Shell gas station, at 116 Wilhelm Zeraua Road … Continue reading

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Omaruru – Kashana

My first stay in Omaruru was in January this year on our way back from Spitzkoppe. We stayed one night at Kashana, a very nice lodge on the southern side of the river but close to the city centre. We … Continue reading

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Omaruru, the old Swedish town in Namibia

During the 1860’s the Swede Charles Anderson was running a trading station in Otjimbingwe, situated on the road between Walvis bay and Windhoek. In Otjimbingwe you also found two Herero leaders with their people. One was Wilhelm Zeraua (seen above … Continue reading

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Tourism – Fish River Canyon

Let’s visit one of our absolute favourite places in Namibia – Fish River Lodge! From Windhoek it is an eight hour drive. And well worth it (click on head-lines, not on photos!): Fish River Lodge It is the most astounding … Continue reading

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