This is one of the roads we took from the airport to swakopmund. There is sand everywhere. I mean, you can see it on google maps, and you read about it and imagine it. But until you are actually there, seeing how many kilometers of the stuff there actually is, it doesn’t hit you. And then I think: “What the hell did I sign up for??!!”Sometimes, being in the office is just plain fun.The train tracks lead to Swakopmund, if you look far enough.On Rossing Mountain, things don’t quite look right, as if the world is skewed off-axis.Amazing things, these creatures!Washed up boat, abandoned. The birds have claimed it as their home.To the west they had a massive grass fire that just blanketed the whole area with this thick smoke. It moved incredibly fast, but by the next day it was perfectly clear.DCIM101GOPRO100 years of solitudeDesert Craft!The Road that leads apparently to nowhere…It could just be a smudge on the horizon…At the “location” of Usakos – the poorer township just outside of the main town.DCIM100GOPROGo ahead, look for me, I’m there somewhere!Yes… this goes on like this with little variation for 100km.Endless and featureless…DCIM100GOPRODCIM100GOPROSo yeah, what ARE you looking at?!AT-AT In the corner, waiting to make its move.Lichen Old, very old. And delicate too.Thousands And millions and billions of little rocks make up much of this landscape.Another African Sunset Just another African Sunset, with fluffy clouds. That’s my office on the right.Creature I bet the creature’s coming back!Tracks to Nowhere These tracks lead directly into the Atlantic Ocean. The other way they lead directly into really really tall sand dunes. I don’t know why this even existed at some point in history.Hiromu Jimbo We ran into this guy on our way to Sossousvlei. He started out in Istanbul in March 2009. He’s been riding his bike around since. It’s taken him 3.5 years to get to Namibia, and he said that he’ll probably continue another 3.5 years. We gave him some food, which he was incredibly appreciative for, and wished him luck!Sky High This is high above sand dunes near Swakopmund. I’m in charge of equipment that get to see these things all the time – my toys make me jealous!Catching Up Both our pilots were playing a silly game of “how close can we get while flying at 300km/h and not crashing”. You could see the pilot with his silly grin, confident in his skill, yet somehow slightly reckless…Diamonds Are Forever These are the remains of a huge abandoned diamond mine that resides in the still-De-Beers-controlled area that is The Prohibited Area, the sand having covered half the buildings and buring countless things, possibly forever.Nowhere This is nowhere, a nothing that stretches as far as you can possibly see. Deep down, I know for a fact that no human has ever stepped on this ground, and probably never will. This, for me, makes it as remote as the moon or mars…Shadow Play Transfering from Sossousvlei to the coast, we pass landscape more remote and isolated than can be imagined, and we fly quite low too!Sossousvlei – Deadvlei & Big Daddy That’s deadvlei on the left – made famous for its impossibly abstract view of dead trees on cracked ground and ageless sand. And standing tall in the middle, the apex that is Big Daddy – one of the biggest dunes in the world – a grueling 2-3 hour climb to the top (and 1min slide to the bottom!)Straight and Long Clouds and clouds and clouds, with a straight long road and a tiny settlement on the left.Angola That’s Angola over there, just a couple of meters away, over the water. But I best leave that for another adventure!