Back in Walvis Bay, the wetlands and salt flats mix together the natural environment with the production of a large salt producer.
Walvis Bay Salt Flats
Greater flamingos dominate the extensive salt water wet lands.
The spindly legs hinge ‘backward’ to easily push the foot forward through the water.
The salt producing operation is planted alongside this whirling mass of nature. Water pumps from the Bay into large canals and ditches, supplying water to the salt pans, where bright colors signify varying stages of evaporation.
Our flirtation with Africa only touched a tiny part of its expanse, but maybe it was the most enticing part. There could not have been a greater contrast for our break from the cold of the South. Another trans-Atlantic passage lay ahead, sailing out north-west toward the central Atlantic islands and the equator, then eventually back to ice of a northern variety – stories for another time.