In a light two seater plane, I saw thousands of flamingos take flight. Untouched by, and now protected by and from man, seeing Sandwich Bay is a spiritual experience. With the expansive deserts right along side the cold Atlantic, the Skeleton Coast redefines beauty. Curves. Contrasts. Light. A dance of hot and cold. I got to fly down those dunes on a piece of wood. Jump over them on a Quad bike. Swakopmund with its salt roads. The city of Windhoek. Dry heat. The San. Nama. Ovambo. Afrikaans. German. A shared complicated history with South Africa. Shared love of Biltong. A place apart.