Swakopmund is and area full of sand dunes by the sea. After another hot day and a lot of I-spy, with Kenan and I exhausting all possibilities (there wasn't much to see apart from sand!) we found another lovely campsite. This was possibly the poshest we had stayed in all trip! we had our own little patch of grass (corner plot!) with a little wall surronding it and our own toilet and shower room, sinks inside and out and a braii with chimney! We spent the first afternoon playing extreme frisbie. . . much fun before a fantastic pasta potjie and salad (including the dressing recipe given to me by Sheri) followed by amarula coffee. I think we all slept well that night! The next day we had fresh pastries for breakfast from the german bakery in town, did a bit of washing and shopping and then headed for the dunes to try sand boarding. (Another extreme sport for Simon to tick off his list despite the rib injuries incurred!) Sand boarding basically involves buying a pice of hard board from the DIY shop, waxing it on one side, then climbing to the top of a dune and laying face down on the board holding the front edge up so it curves back on itself and launching yourself head-first off the top to slide down the sand!
But great fun.
We all had a go, the boys were very fast, Simon went down the other side and hit all the bumps (hence the poorly ribs)Jo was very graceful as she rolled off on her first try and I was not so, ending up digging the leading edge in to the side of the dune and getting a face full of sand! Kenan and Kelsey had piggy back rides down and we all raced (I won!!!) Very proud ... although Lesley also managed to roll off and Simon ended up taking a chunk out of his board which was perhaps a slight disadvantage. We had just finished the climb down when we were met in the carp[ark by a couple we had bumped into in Botswana. They had spotted the orange landy from the road as they were driving past and thought no-one else could have possibly chosen such an unusual colour so it must have been us again. We chatted for a bit and offered them our only slightly second-hand sand boards to try!
After a quick shoe shopping trip we headed back to the camp. We ate out in the light house restaurant on the sea front and Simon was the joke master again, entertaining us with magic after our late dinner.