I left Sossusvlei early for my next destination of Swakopmund. I had read about this very cool and interesting german community on Namibia's coast.
More gravel roads about 250 miles today and like yesterday pockets of loose sand that have a way of surprising you when you least expect it. The country side was very pretty with open fields of a yellow grasses that grow on the prairie and framed by the jagged mountains in the distance.
I came zipping along the road when a sign caught my eye.
I had just crossed the Tropic of Capricorn.
As I rode across the desert its very interesting to see how the landscape changes. I left the orange sands of Sossusvlei crossing into the rocky mountains and now I was back into the white sands of Swakopmund. About ten miles before the coast line I could see a white blanket of fog. As I entered the fog the temperatures to me as if they had dropped by 20 degrees. The seas where very rough and the waves where huge. Sometimes I could see that the waves had over taken the coastal road.
After finding a hostel for the night and finally getting out of the cold fog I was out to explore and find something to eat.
The city is very german with the building architecture and of course the restaurants offer mostly german food. 8 out of 10 tourist were German. Back in Lüderitz I meet a group of German tourists on a green bus touring Namibia and it was funny to keep running into them.