I was back in Swakopmund yesterday and drove to Factory Point in Cape Cross to have one last look at waves in the morning. I was also hoping to catch some waves there " if " the conditions were good then.

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I arrived there just after 9am yesterday morning. The wind was blowing cross-shore then and waves didn't look any better than my last two visits with Makai and Ryan. Set-waves looked ridable, but they clearly appeared soft and a bit mushy to me. I decided not to go surfing then, and there was actually a very convincing reason why not to.
In fact, I saw about six dead seals on the beach at Factory Point, and at least a couple of them had "suspicious bite marks" on their bodies.
No more Makai and Ryan with me. Nobody else was around except me. I just didn't want to sacrifice my skinny body to whatever was in the water.... Yes, you can call me chicken!

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It could have been the last chance for me to go surfing in Namibia yesterday, but I didn't. And today was my last day with the tiny cutie VW Polo as I had to return it tomorrow morning. I decided to drive around Cape Cross and Swakopmund areas.

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Later in the afternoon I went to the Namib-Naukluft Park and the photos below show a very rare plant called "Welwitschia" that I saw in the desert.
Strangely enough, it looks like they are dead, but they are not. They can grow up to 2 ~ 2.5m in the middle of a desert where it hardly rains throughout the year.

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In my opinion, Namibia is stunningly beautiful mostly because of its emptiness and vastness as well as the fact that there seem to be more animals than humans in this country.

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At the same time, Namibia's landscapes can be seen very ghostly and make me wonder if the earth would have looked like this thousands of years ago.

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