Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Dune 7

At the beginning of January, we took a little trip to Swakopmund for a few days R & R. For some reason, we thought it would be fun to climb Dune 7, often said to be the second-highest sand dune in the world. If you've ever run on the beach, you know that travelling in sand is nothing like walking on normal ground. You know, the kind that stays put. For every step we took, we slid halfway back to where we started.

Here is a shot from the bottom of the dune. Not so bad, right?

However, here is a shot of Josh that I took from about 1/4 of the way up, if that. Needless to say, this was an adventure. An adventure that my calves reminded me about for the next three days. Oh, and FYI, the landscape that you see in the background is what you see for miles and miles.

The sand is so beautiful out there. The wind blows it around and creates these patterns that look like waves in an ocean.

We made it to the top in about 15 minutes, which stunned me. I was feeling pretty good about all those workouts- of course, that died the next morning with the muscle aches of out-of-shape-ness. Sometimes God just humbles us in really practical ways.
I have to end with this one, because it seriously resembles my one-time desktop wallpaper. The view was TOTALLY worth the trek.


Kelly @ Love Well said...

I'm pretty sure we have a replica of Dune 7 at the end of our street right now -- only it's snow, not sand.

Seriously. The piles are huge this winter. The kids can sled on the mountains the snowplows leave behind.

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