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Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

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Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Postby georgeb » 02 Oct 2016 15:24

Day 7...

Visited some historic ship wrecks on route to Sandwich Harbor...

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The Edward Bolan - stranded in 1909
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Currently lying about +- 1 km from the beach...
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The "Shawnee" - no specific historic value - was already out of commission and being towed to the scrapyard - tow rope broke and it ran ashore where it has been left since...
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More big dunes and slip faces
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Big dunes
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Near Sandwich Harbor
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This night we could camp on the beach/among the dunes
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Sun downers after another great day...
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Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Postby georgeb » 02 Oct 2016 15:40

Day 8...

The final day was a short drive from Sandwich Harbor to Walvis Bay - basically all the way on the beach...

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Wide open beaches...
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Our group just outside Walvis bay - the dunes behind us...
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The tour ended around 11H00 in Walvis Bay with a lunch sponsored by the organizers. The group broke up after lunch and the majority of the participants hit the road home.

We stayed over for the night and departed for Kalahari Nest early on Saturday morning.

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Our vehicles much lighter and mobile now...
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The must have braaivleis and pap on the final night..
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Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Postby georgeb » 02 Oct 2016 15:56

In summary...

Tour Organizers - Live the Journey - we made up our own group and they arranged the tour on our behalf;

Tour Guides - URI Adventures - Len, Luciano (Meerkat) and Johnny were excellent guides - hats off to them!

Vehicle used - 2004 Patrol 4.8

Total distance covered - just over 4000 km;

Average fuel consumption on the open roads - 4.3 km/l

Average fuel consumption between Luderitz and Walvis Bay - 2.3 km/l (700 km)

Cost of entry per person (out of season) - R8, 250.00

Cost of fuel - +- R12, 000.00

Total cost of tour - +- R36, 000.00

Worth while? Absolutely!!

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Us close friends from Harties/Brits
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Final comment - we had excellent service and support from the guys from Pupkewitch Nissan in Walvis Bay with one of the Patrols struggling with over heating (viscous fan trouble) - thanks guys!

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Pupkewitz Nissan
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Nissan 2
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Re: Luderitz to Walvis Bay - September 2016

Postby Michael » 02 Oct 2016 18:39

Nice trip report George.....I think I now have to do this trip as well!!
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