Part II The return Flight, Cape Town, South Africa to Walfish Bay, Namibia
From South Africa to Namibia
Day 3, Sunday 19JUL Cape Town – Walfis Bay/Namibia
Up very early that day, not to
we had heck of a lot of land to cover in the next twenty days, we
headed to the
airport. As we passed Table Mountain on the way, we admired
In the very well and
equipped Met office, I enquired on the weather en route to Walfis Bay
Namibia.“Sir, you are not going anywhere before
early afternoon, due to
After explaining that we would leave on an IFR flight plan in view of this, everything was just fine, and we left with all our six tanks topped up.
We set off and climbed through
cloud layers to get on top into the sunshine. For some time we were
still in radio contact with
the professionally working controllers in South Africa,
After about three hours, the clouds and fog were slowly dispersing and we could at last see the vast expanse of the desert, which lay below.
It was like this, fascinating, ever changing desert scenery all the way up to Walfis Bay in Namibia, overflying numerous “Restricted Diamond Areas”.
After 5 ½ hours, which felt like 8 hours bladder time, we touched down to be greeted “Guten Abend, wilkommen in Walfis Bay”.
We were pleased to stretch our
Unfortunately the customs people we had requested on our flight plan
departure forgot we were coming and had closed up and left. Kindly
Sand dunes near Walfis Bay
On our way from the airport to
settlement of Walfis Bay, we passed some of the world’s largest sand
the enjoyed a breathtaking view onto the pelican sanctuary with
The long awaited G&T’s and
stake at the “Crazy Mamas” restaurant gave the finishing touch to a