Walvis Bay, Namibia has one of the largest flamingo populations and is the best place in the world to view flamingos. Looking along the lagoon, they create a pale pink stripe along the horizon. They aren't bright coral color, but the undersides of their wings are bright pink and black. Too bad they fly so high.
The rock breakwater here is fairly new and keeps the small craft, like us away from the busy commercial and fishing harbors. The skyline looking north to these harbors is lined with cranes, either loading and unloading cargo or building new stuff. This port is making a run for the best port to use instead of Cape Town, I think. It's a bustling place and listening to the Port Control channels on the VHF radio can be quite entertaining some days.
Jason working on the Honda generator, again. He didn't think it was running smoothly enough.
The Raft restaurant, where a few flamingos always seemed to be hanging out.
The Walvis Bay waterfront. Not much here really except the tour operators offices, a few restaurants and souvenir shops and the Walvis Bay Yacht Club. The main part of town is a 40 minute walk from here so taxis were commonly used. No buses run here.
A flock of flamingos flying overhead. Not great for colors but you can see what weird shapes they make, even in flight.
We spent St. Patrick's Day here and went to the Irish boat, Saol Eile, for dinner. Jason, Phil and Brian enjoy a pre-dinner drink. Guinness was popular that afternoon.
The best reason to do something is for the craic (the hell of it), You Thank Bus Drivers, It's OK to live with your parents until you're at least 30, and You have no idea how to make a long story short."
These folks are extremely generous and they bought me some tumbled stones of Pietersite, a gorgeous blue and gold stone that is found only here and one other place in China. They know I like rocks and Myra has now begun collecting stones to tumble once she returns home later in the year. The blue in Pietersite is like a blue tiger's eye and they are very pretty. The stone was only discovered in 1962 and named for its finder, Mr. Pieters, here in Namibia. These are meant to make earrings and a necklace for me.
The green, white and orange of the Irish flag. Our appetizers were red and green pepper slices with cream cheese, laid in stripes on bread so they looked like tiny flags.
We had a great time in Walvis Bay but the open seas beckon us and we decided to leave for St. Helena Island in the Atlantic within the next few days.