Damaraland Highlights

Here is a glimpse of some of the beautiful scenery of Damaraland, and my transfer between Sossusvlei and Damaraland.

One of Damaraland's rocky hills.  Taken early in the day when the winds are low and the sky is free from dust.
One of Damaraland’s rocky hills. Taken early in the day when the winds are low and the sky is free from dust.
An oryx runs through the desert at sunset.  Such pretty light.
An oryx runs through the desert at sunset. Such pretty light.
A huge group of ostriches were spooked by our approaching vehicle, and ran as fast as they could to the top of the rise.
A huge group of ostriches were spooked by our approaching vehicle, and ran as fast as they could to the top of the rise.
One of the more recent shipwrecks along the Namibian coast.  This one ran aground in the mid 2000's.
One of the more recent shipwrecks along the Namibian coast. This one ran aground in the mid 2000’s.
Some of the amazing rock engravings at Twyfelfontein.  They estimate that the San bushman carved these images between 2000-6000 years ago.  The sandstone has broken up, and the panels are no longer in the original positions.
Some of the amazing rock engravings at Twyfelfontein. They estimate that the San bushman carved these images between 2000-6000 years ago. The sandstone has broken up, and the panels are no longer in the original positions.
One of the desert adapted elephants of Damaraland.  I was surprised how high they climbed in the mountains.
One of the desert adapted elephants of Damaraland. I was surprised how high they climbed in the mountains.

Huab river

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Two weeks ago, I managed to get loads of editing done, and had a post a day.  This past week, each day seemed to slip by at record speed, and I didn’t manage a single post (or even to take or edit a single photo).

Thankfully, this morning I grabbed my camera bag when we headed out for our early morning walk.  What a beautiful morning it was!  I picked a particular spot at the dikes, both so I could get a few photos of the sky before heading out, and also the hopes of seeing some interesting ducks that I had spotted the evening before.  It turns out the ducks are common goldeneyes, and I didn’t manage any decent shots of them, but at least they were good enough to get an ID.

This was my favourite shot from the morning.  Enjoy!

A gorgeous morning along the South Alouette River in Pitt Meadows, BC.
A gorgeous morning along the South Alouette River in Pitt Meadows, BC.

Pitt River Sunrise

Beautiful evening

After the pea soup fog the last few days, where I could barely see across the road, it was lovely to see the sky clear today.  Even lovelier was the sunset, with the sky like a painting.
Photo taken with my Samsung Note 3.

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