Sunday, 24 July 2011

Swakopmund gastronomical quest

We arrived very tired and very filthy in Walvis Bay the Friday.  For our last night of the dune trip we were sleeping in a lodge.  Nice to have a hot shower and a clean place where you can dry yourself and then not having to step into dust immediately with your clean feet.  (Obviously my rough camping limit is about  5 days).  We all went to a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.  It felt sad to say goodbye to the people.  However, half of the group were going to spend the weekend in Swakopmund, so we had two more farewell dinners.

Saturday morning we spent quad biking in the desert, a clear highlight for some.  Adri was making plans left, right and centre on how to fit in another quad biking session before we left Swakop.  Some of us did the responsible thing to try and wash clothes at the local laundromat.  A German Fest was going on in town, and participants visited the pub next to the Laundromat, so in the end we scored a few free beers!  We had lunch at the Anchor Restaurant.  The evening we had dinner at the Hofbrau Haus.  The portions were astronormous.  I had some kind of crab and linguini dish which was very nice (albeit a bit rich) which was a family sized portion.

Sunday morning we had breakfast together, to plan the next portion of the trip, and revise some previous decisions.  We had cake for lunch and Café Anton, and that evening we had sun-downer drinks and dinner at the restaurant and the end of the newly rebuilt pier. 

The newly rebuilt pier at sunset

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