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Taking a flight out of Swakopmund, the route took us along the edge of the sand sea, turning south at Homeb and over the Namib-Naukluft Sand Sea

the usually dry clay pan that is Sossusvlei, is infrequently flooded by the Tsauchab River, which we had driven down between the high shifting dunes earlier in our tour

the aircraft took us back west out over the vast ripples of dunes, the lowering light and clouds making beautiful patterns

to return north along the skeleton coast and the wrecks of the Edward Bohlen

and Shawnee

 

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