After five hours of driving we finally made it to Swakopmund, a coastal town in western Namibia with a strong fishing community and constant fog rolling in from the ocean. During the afternoon we went to Dorob National Park to practice and master the fine art of dune sand boarding. With properly waxed boards and the appropriate technique one can reach speeds up to 54 km/hr while safely cruising on powder-soft red sand.

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We rode a total of six dunes with a tandem ride that proved to be hysterically funny. No fog will be thick enough and no sand dune will be tall enough to prevent us from continuing to have a blast as we move through Namibia’s deserts mastering the art of sand boarding (or sand eating!)

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