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The Skeleton Coast
The Skeleton Coast
03/05/2014
The Skeleton Coast is the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean coast of Namibia and south of Angola from the Kunene River south to the Swakop River, although the name is sometimes used to describe the entire Namib Desert coast. The Bushmen of the Namibian interior called the region "The Land God Made in Anger", while Portuguese sailors once referred to it as "The Gates of Hell". On the coast the upwelling of the cold Benguela current gives rise to dense ocean fogs (called "cassimbo" by the Angolans) for much of the year. The winds blow from land to sea, rainfall rarely exceeds 10 millimetres (0.39 in) annually and the climate is highly inhospitable. There is a constant, heavy surf on the beaches. In the days of human-powered boats it was possible to get ashore through the surf but impossible to launch from the shore. The only way out was by going through a marsh hundreds of miles long and only accessible via a hot and arid desert. The coast is largely soft sand occasionally interrupted by rocky outcrops. The southern section consists of gravel plains while north of Terrace Bay the landscape is dominated by high sand dunes. Skeleton Bay is now known as a great location for surfing.

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Marlene: on 10/13/2014

gia ton prasino aitnapra pou pires sto limani min ton klais, giati ekanes aposvesi, afou prolaves kai anapses ena olokliro tsigaro me afton.gia na mi sxoliaso to sfalma tou na agorasei kaneis aitnapra sto limani. einai lathos apo polles plevres. tha me katalaveis kapoia stigmi.rso

Nurlaely: on 12/22/2015

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