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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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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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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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A family of "klipspringers".
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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2018 01:27    Post subject: Re: The Namib Desert  

Recent trip to Spitzkoppe, Erongo Region.


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The Brandberg barely visible through the haze.
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Ostriches.
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Back of the Spitzkoppe.
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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2018 01:41    Post subject: Re: The Namib Desert  

Spitzkoppe continued.


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Stiepelmann Mine.
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Sabine and Mollie having a rest in the little shade available.
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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2018 01:53    Post subject: Re: The Namib Desert  

Spitzkoppe.


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PostPosted: Apr 06, 2018 07:34    Post subject: Re: The Namib Desert  

Thank you for the lovely photos. I wish I could have joined you:-( I hear that Swakop also had a lots of rain. I hope you did not suffer damage. Best regards.
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PostPosted: Apr 07, 2018 02:06    Post subject: Re: The Namib Desert  

Pierre Joubert wrote:
Thank you for the lovely photos. I wish I could have joined you:-( I hear that Swakop also had a lots of rain. I hope you did not suffer damage. Best regards.

Hi Pierre, yes, the Erongo Region had some good rains, including The Brandberg and surrounding area. Fortunately we did not suffer any damage. Kind regards.
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PostPosted: Aug 11, 2018 01:38    Post subject: Re: The Namib Desert  

Namib Desert Crystals.


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PostPosted: Jan 04, 2019 02:16    Post subject: Re: The Namib Desert  

Below a few "rocks" collected during a recent visit to the abandoned Khan mine near Goanikontes.


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