The northern seashore of Namibia is named Skeleton Coast because there are many shipwrecks in this region and some of the boats goes to the beach. This one was an old boat that was sold to Asia, where it would be dismount. When it was being took to its last journey a storm sent it to this beach and they never got to remove it from this area. Now it is a tourist attraction and the highway is located few meters from it.
A costa norte da Namíbia é chamada de Costa do Esqueleto devido aos seus inúmeros naufrágios, sendo que uma parte das embarcações é jogada para junto à costa. Este barco em particular foi vendido para uma companhia asiática que o usaria como sucata, mas na viagem final uma tempestade o arrastou para essa praia e ele jamais saiu de lá. Hoje é uma atração turística e a rodovia passa poucos metros dele.
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serp2000 (37859) 2014-05-04 11:53
I remember this old boat on the photos of trekkers. Sad picture but very attractive scene for every photographer. Thanks for so interesting note.
All the best wishes,
federico (2169) 2014-05-04 15:16
ola jorge, very nice photo from the infamous skeleton coast, one of the place I wish to go one day..
I just have to say youthat the orizont is lower on the right side, all the rest is greatly done
CLODO (28938) 2014-05-05 1:07
A good explanation of the name of this coast! The picture is tilted and too dull for my taste, so i propose you a WS.
mirosu (12518) 2014-05-05 6:35
I can see that I missed many of your excellent photos during my TE absence, but I hope I'll catch up soon.
Excellently arranged, well balanced photo. I like the framing in vertical format, also the arrangement with the part of sandy shore and the white foaming sea water in front of stranded ship.
Very well done.
Didi (54995) 2014-05-09 3:59
Interesting stormy scene
Magnificient rough ocean
It was possible for you to be closer on the shore
mcmtanyel (10407) 2014-05-10 22:56
A very impressive photo showing the power of Mother Nature. I wonder how long she will take to turn it into a skeleton.
PS. Are you also publishing on PF as borrazopolitan?
npecanhuk (60816) 2014-05-11 14:35
Opa, um navio assombrado!!!?!?
Ficou legal a foto e ainda, com esse clima enevoado e o seu trabalho, ficou com um toque especial de mistério!
Parabéns, abração e uma ótima semana!
Miguel82 (20072) 2014-05-13 8:31
Good report from the Skeleton coast Jorge, that wreck on the cold sea of north Namibia reminds us the flying dutch, Bengela ocean current provides an ideal environment for a rich marine life development on that desertic coast, did you take a picture of the huge sea lion's colony living there? a must see place of the world for sure! all the best, regards
ikeharel (52181) 2014-05-13 8:34
Abandoned ship that in first view seem to look OK, Jorge, but knowing the history along this specific area - there is no point of rescuing the body of this vessel.
Lost but found as an attraction near the road.
COSTANTINO (51242) 2014-05-17 21:55
In this shot I love the combination of
different interesting details
I like the waves of the sea adding
movement and creating a dramatic
atmosphere your useful notes
explain in the best way the
history of this coast
have a nice time