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Sunday, February 21, 1999
Lüderitz to Aus, Namibia
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Aus, Namibia:
Latitude: 26° 40' 1" South
Longitude: 16° 15' 40" East
Altitude: 4768 feet
From Seattle: 11011 miles
Lodging: Camp - Namib Garage One Stop

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Today's Travel:
Country: Namibia
Region: Karas
Route: Road: B4
Start: Lüderitz
Stop 1. Kolmanskop
Stop 2. Garup Water Hole
End:Aus, Namibia
Linear:72 miles
Weather: Sunny

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Ghost town houses Kolmanskop, Namibia

Ghost town house Kolmanskop, Namibia

Feral horses of the Namib Garup Water Hole, Namibia

Feral horses of the Namib Garup Water Hole, Namibia

Feral horses of the Namib Garup Water Hole, Namibia

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 682
Linear Dist: 137013
Countries Visited: 50
Regions Visited: 186
More stats...
Hotels: 199
Friends / Family: 158
Camping: 82
Hostels: 181
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2516
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Journal Entry:
Woke up feeling pretty good (still drunk). Laid in sun for about an hour then took a very long shower. We of course missed the 10 AM tour to Kolmanskop (the ghost town). Leisurely packed, then headed to town for food, only to find everything closed. Finally found out the restaurant at the luxury hotel was the only place possibly opened. At the hotel we found that they only have a brunch buffet and it doesn't start until noon. Waited around in our grubby clothes for 45 minutes. By now I'm starting to feel really bad and even shaking a bit. The buffet was nice - everything a brunch buffet should be - Needless to say we pigged out.

The drive to Aus was unexciting, but the car seems to run well - not that we pushed it hard enough to really be sure. Spent the afternoon hanging out at Steve's gas station / cafe / camp site. Did a few minor things to the car (working out some minor electrical problems, and Dean swapped in the newer distributor). Early to bed.


Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Namibia
CIA World Fact Book: Namibia

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