The same day, after lunch and a nap, Ivan
took us to the Sesriem Canyon. Here's our vehicle in the area behind the
koppie our camp sits upon. You can see how different the landscape
is. This was our first experience with a covered vehicle. It was
essential to have the shade in this environment. I prefer open for game
We saw two things new to us on the
drive: Rueppell's korhaan and Gemsbok, or Oryx, as they say in
Namibia. I saw a dozen new birds in Namibia, bringing my life list for
southern Africa to 480.
Looking down in the canyon with a camera
doesn't begin to tell you how deep it is. It took several seconds for
pebbles we dropped to hit the water.
We walked down the trail into the canyon
and it was lovely and quiet in there. The water was clean and clear--Jo
and Ed took a dip. You can see how deep the water was during the
floods--at the curved place on the left wall against the sky.
As we came back out, the sunset was
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