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Notes on the Geography of Namibia: Walvis Bay

Whale Bay is less photogenic than Swakopmund. It's a working town built around a port but, like Swakopmund, draws at least some wealthy visitors to sun, sand--and flamingos.

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No kidding.

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Harbor.

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Container terminal.

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Maritime Carrier Shipping calls itself "Your link between Southern Africa and Europe/North America."

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Crossties, rails, and surplused American school buses.

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Central business district.

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Another view.

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Office buildings; this is about as high as they go.

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Waterfront home. Not too bad.

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A new development north of town.

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The name is simply Long Beach.

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Awaiting buyers.

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And here are those birds, drawn to a lagoon south of the harbor.


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