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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2016 03:41    Post subject: Re: The Namib Desert  

Part 4:


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PostPosted: Sep 27, 2016 12:25    Post subject: Re: The Namib Desert  

Fantastic outing Heimo! I wish I was there to join you.
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PostPosted: Sep 28, 2016 03:00    Post subject: Re: The Namib Desert  

Pierre Joubert wrote:
Fantastic outing Heimo! I wish I was there to join you.


Hello Pierre, the claim will still be there when you visit next time.
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PostPosted: Mar 05, 2017 12:51    Post subject: Re: The Namib Desert  

The Swakopriver is coming down. The last time was in 2011/2012. The pictures below were taken approximately 20 km from Swakopmund. The river should reach the Atlantic ocean sometime tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Jun 05, 2017 07:22    Post subject: Re: The Namib Desert  

Our latest trip to the old Khan mine and into the Swakop river.
PART 1.



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....and down to the river bed.
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PART 2 to follow.
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PostPosted: Jun 05, 2017 07:49    Post subject: Re: The Namib Desert  

PART 2: Still going down.


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Ostriches in the river bed.
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PART 3 to follow.
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PostPosted: Jun 05, 2017 08:40    Post subject: Re: The Namib Desert  

PART 3. All the way down the river bed.


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Cheers, time to get home.
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