After a 9 hour flight from Cape Town to Dubai…then a 10 hour layover….then a 13 hour flight to Boston we rented a car and drove 2 hours to New London, Connecticut. There we went to watch Karisa, our sister, in a regatta. We got to meet her friends and tour her college, the United States Coast Guard Academy.
Sossusvlei is a National park that is famous for it’s sand dunes.
It also has the most photographed dead trees in the world.
We watched the sunrise on dune #42 and then climbed Big Daddy (the biggest dune in the park that you can walk on). We didn’t get to the dune until 11:00 am. Even though the sand burnt our feet, running down was the best part of the day. It seemed as if we would never get to the bottom.