Namibia, day 14 ... homeward bound
Day 14, 24 November – Walvis Bay to
and home Johannesburg
With our flight at there was time for a leisurely breakfast, packing and a final stroll along the strand alongside flamingos and large numbers of chestnut-banded plovers, or to look at common waxbills in local gardens.
|Greater flamingos close to the Strand at Walvis Bay.|
|Farewell to colourful Lagoon Loge|
Having only one minibus available wasn’t a problem for the group as
Walvis Bay airport was such a short distance away. Geoff ferried up those staying at Flamingo Villas first and was soon back at Lagoon Loge for the rest of us. We paused briefly for thousands of lesser flamingos at a former water treatment plant, a dense flock of them in the water behind a single black-necked grebe and many in the air as some people approached.
|Airport in the desert, last view of Namibia (David Bennett).|
The group had a long wait at
with plenty of time to walk between check-in and
security areas and for shopping. The overnight flight back to the Johannesburg passed without incident and we arrived at Heathrow
early on Sunday morning, 25 November. UK