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The Ride to Half a Million Miles


For all the effort to get here I was finally at the entrance to the Sossusvlei Dunes.   I pull up to the gates and was instructed to stop 100 yards down to purchase my permit.

   I walk in the office get the permit and discover that we have a problem.  No Motorcycles Allowed in the Park!

   No way - No how!   Now the really crazy thing is that in the park itself the road is Paved!  45 miles of asphalt and I can't go because I'm on a motorcycle.   Now there are no wild dangerous animals here,  just miles of sand dunes.  My only options were to leave but after 420 miles of hard riding to get here I wasn't going to do that.  Or catch a ride into the park and leave the bike at the gate.   After asking and talking to many driving into the park all I got were no,  we don't have room or we just can't .   After waiting an hour finally one of the employees, Krista found a local driver that I hired to drive me into the park to see these red dunes.

    I have to admit that seeing the dunes was very amazing and worth getting here.  The colors are different shades of orange depending how the sunlight is hitting them.

 Sossusvlei Dunes