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17 Mar 2019

Walvis Bay, Namibia 2019

Most African countries gained their independence by the 1960. Not so Namibia. 
South African apartheid laws were extended to Namibia and prevented black Namibians from having any political rights and most freedoms. South Africa’s plan was to exploit the mineral resources of Namibia by white South Africa.
It took 24 years of revolt and warfare with South Africa (1966- 1990) and almost 25,000 people dying before they achieved independence.
It has a population of about 2 million in a country that is twice the size of California.  Only Mongolia is less populous.
We enjoyed our day driving for miles and miles in a 4X4 to visit two lagoons. Along the way we saw miles of beautiful ocean.
 Seals are always cute.
 There are so many bird types out today. Here are some pelicans taking a swim.
Little egrets are actually a type of heron.
We even saw a grey heron.
Stopping for a picnic type snack in the middle of nowhere is always fun.
We drove and walked up and down gigantic sand dunes.
We even saw a real human skeleton in the sand.


 
The most beautiful birds today had to be the flamingos.