Swakopmund - Cape Cross - Ugab River Gate - Torra Bay - Terrace Bay.
We left Swakupmund at 08.00 and drove 350 km along the Skeleton Coast to Terrace Bay arriving just before sunset. Driving through stunning desert landscapes and never far from the sea we stopped frequently to look at wrecks, settlements, a huge fur seal colony and other wildlife along the route.
At Terrace Bay our accomodation was very basic but adequate and the little portakabin restaurant a delight; lovely friendly staff and a real effort made to serve a 5 course meal at such a remote location. It was busy too; around 40 diners and the atmosphere fun and adventurous. We had a decent bottle of red wine and toasted another great day and no punctures!
|en route to Henties Bay|
|Wlotzkasbaken - apparently mostly holiday homes|
|The wreck of the Suiderkus in Mowe Bay. It ran aground on it's maiden voyage in 1976, one of the rarer modern day wrecks.|
|driving north towards Cape Cross|
|driving north out of Cape Cross|
|Skeleton Coast National Park ; Ugab River|
|Only 168km to Terrace Bay on the dirt left to do today................|
|The wreck of the South West Sea|
|Hilux picnic time.|
|still a fair way to go.............|
|it's as dry & dusty as you could possible get yet just ahead..............|
|Uniab River Pools ........ amazing to suddenly round a bend and find deep pools of water.|
|Southern Oryx taking advantage of the lush vegetation in the vicinity of the Uniab River Pools|
|Terrace Bay sunset|