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Re: Namibia Dune and Desert Adventure

Post by V51Q » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:29 pm

Hallo Martin,

kein problem. Lass Dir Zeit. Gut Ding will Weile haben.

73

Michael

P.S. Werner! Moies Vid.

Re: Namibia Dune and Desert Adventure

Post by DL1ZU » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:58 pm

Sorry, irgendwie habe ich es noch nicht raus wie das hier funktioniert....
Letztes Kommentar war von mir :lol:

Re: Namibia Dune and Desert Adventure

Post by Guest » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:53 pm

Wow Werner, das Video ist echt Klasse ! ! !

Re: Namibia Dune and Desert Adventure

Post by V51JP » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:55 pm

meins is zu dick fuer youtube :cry:

ein anderes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezudXAQ0Fb0

Re: Namibia Dune and Desert Adventure

Post by V51JP » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:53 pm

es war wirklich ein atemberaubendes Abenteuer. der video ist fertig und da will man SOFORT!! wieder los. :D

Re: Namibia Dune and Desert Adventure

Post by DL1ZU » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:54 pm

Great report and nice photos.
This really looks like as a great adventure ! ! !
We dream for a trip like this !

Re: Namibia Dune and Desert Adventure

Post by zs2cx » Tue May 24, 2011 9:37 am

Kewl (cool)
Was a nice adventure i was almost in the 4x4 myself, thanks.
enjoyed the photo's
hope the bumper is fixed up and ready to go, namib is a beautifull place.
so how many diamond did u get while getting unstuck :roll:
heehee :mrgreen:

Re: Namibia Dune and Desert Adventure

Post by V51Q » Thu May 19, 2011 9:41 pm

WOW
Echt SUPER MEGA COOL.

Re: Namibia Dune and Desert Adventure

Post by v51pj » Thu May 19, 2011 4:59 pm

i could taste bthe sand in my mouth when the wind blow and smell the mist over the sand leaving a damp trail

thanks Werner for sharing this with us
history came alive again

de v51pj

Re: Namibia Dune and Desert Adventure

Post by ZS6UD » Thu May 19, 2011 8:56 am

Thank you for going to the trouble of sharing this wonderfull experience with us!!
I enjoyed every moment of reading it!!
Great stuff.
Cheers
Dave D

Friday 13th May

Post by V51JP » Wed May 18, 2011 8:39 pm

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Our adventure is nearing its end and the mood in camp is not as happy as the other mornings, maybe it’s the mist, maybe it’s the knowing that it’s the last day. We pack up, have breakfast and leave for Walfish. The Kuiseb River is in full flood and is filling up the plains west of the beach. It feels kind of funny driving with the floodplains to the right and the ocean to the left. Soon the kuiseb will find a spot to break through and access to sandwich will be very difficult for a while.
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At paaltjies we inflate our tyres and Len leads our convoy into town. He takes us to a nice restaurant behind the yacht club where we have a final lunch together. We hand the radios back and everyone departs on their way, to new adventures! Only the two Jeeps and the two guide cruisers did not need to be pulled out.
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Thursday 12th May

Post by V51JP » Wed May 18, 2011 8:38 pm

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Breaking up camp has become routine and we are packed and ready to go before breakfast which is a real treat, like every morning. Today we have some dune driving on the menu but the highlight will be the shipwrecks along the coastline. We reach the Eduard Bohlen and are amazed how far land inward the ship lays. This wreck has become the habitat of a few wild animals and a family of jackal is watching us curiously.
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Soon after we reach the Shawnee, a tug that was run ashore in a failed effort to claim insurance money.
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The trail leads along Lange Wand towards sandwich camp but the tide is against us and we have to go over the dunes to reach our destination.
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We set up our last camp on this trip and have a nice social get together at the campfire.

Wednesday 11th May

Post by V51JP » Wed May 18, 2011 8:37 pm

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Today has mainly beach driving and some mine towns on the agenda. We depart after the usual ritual of breaking up camp and breakfast. Our shower water is running low and Len takes us to Fischersbrunn, a little fishing village of old that has a well. We fill all the cans with water and are soon on our way on the beach. In the distance we can see Hollam’s Bird Island, a whaling station of time gone by. All the waste was dumped in the ocean back in the day and it is not long before we reach a piece of beach where the Atlantic has swept huge amounts of whale bones.
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We pass Moeb bay with its little huts and surfboats, used to bring mining equipment to shore and turn inland towards the mining town of Grillenberger. Tires need to be inflated to prevent damage. The road passes through a huge saltpan and our convoy has to turn around and take a detour.
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We pass the “perdekar” and the ox wagon and see an 80 KM long pipeline that the prospectors laid to get water to the mine towns.
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Grillenberger was a mining town before WW1 and was abandoned because the diamond yield was not high enough. The trail leads past Charlottenfelder and Holsatia. Our campsite is not far from Holsatia and we settle in for an early night. The night is clear and cold with a stunning sunset.
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Tuesday 10th May

Post by V51JP » Wed May 18, 2011 8:36 pm

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We wake up to a very wet sunrise in the dessert which turns into a beautiful morning almost instantly! We have breakfast and pack up camp. Today is the day of the dunes and we tackle some tricky stuff right from the start. Almost everybody needs to get towed out somewhere due to too little ground clearance or some or other judgement error and at the end only four 4X4s did not need assistance yet.
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We break for lunch at a huge dune that ends in the ocean. It is low tide and after lunch we descend the dune and drive along the beach for a while. We take another run at the dunes and set up camp on the beach. What a day! This was what everyone has been waiting for and we share great stories at the campfire, laughing at each other’s mistakes.
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Monday 9th May

Post by V51JP » Wed May 18, 2011 8:35 pm

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We are up early and see a beautiful sunrise over the dessert. The weather is on our side and we have a hearty breakfast before breaking up our camp and starting our adventure for the day. Len tells us that the dunes will be a little more demanding. We reach the Bulldozer, a machine that was sent to retrieve Suzi after breaking down, also broken down in the dessert. The bulldozer crew built a house in their wait to be rescued.
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Lunch is at Sylvia Hill. The kids discover Len’s peanut butter and from here on peanut butter sandwiches are the favourite at every meal.
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After lunch we tackle some more dunes. The first casualty is reported with the Pajero’s bumper being damaged on a dune descent. This puts a little damper on the high spirits but is soon forgotten with all the fun driving the dunes. The sunset is awesome and we settle in for the night. Everybody is in bed early, a sign that the day’s activities took its toll on everyone!
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