Diary Day
ashley's Diary
Date 26 Aug 2006
Country Namibia
Weather Sunny
Diary Luderitz 28th & 29th Funnily enough I really took to this cold and windy desert coastal town in the middle of nowhere. It has a real German feel to it including the police who insisted you can’t park with your car facing against the flow of traffic to which my innocent question of “Why?” was met with bemused puzzlement. They have an excellent museum and the Lutheran church up on the hill has a plaque commemorating the numerous war dead from the Second World War who although located in a British colony (administered by South Africa) mostly seem to have died in the wastes of Russia at Stalingrad. About 15 minutes away is the ghost town of Kolmanskop where diamonds were discovered in 1908 and for the first twenty months all they did was get down on their hands and knees and pick the diamonds up from the sand. An amazing place. Went off road driving along the coast and was reminded of the power of the Atlantic Ocean that I last saw in such fury in South America. I don’t think I’d like to live here as I have begun to dream of rolling green hills, but a really interesting place to visit.
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