THICK FOG, ROUGH seas, unpredictable currents and stormy winds.
Thousands of ships fell victim to nature along the Skeleton Coast, with little if any hope of survival for sailors who made it to land: near zero rainfall, vegetation, no rivers, cold nights, blazing days, and no human settlements.
The name is actually said to derive from the whale bones often found, they too washed ashore.
Spectacular- that word again. Inhospitable. Harsh. Desolate. Yet Beautiful.
Along this natural wonder sits a wierdly out of place German town, Swakopmund, seals in their thousands, and plants life which defies description.