Walvisbay Harbour


I totally understand that coastal ports are a necessity but that doesn’t make me like them any more. Especially industrial harbours. And the bigger they get, the worse it becomes.

Harbours remind me of a mechanic’s backyard. There almost always is too much oil in the water and everywhere else for that matter. The air seems grimy around harbours and they tend to smell. But like I said – I understand why we need harbours and the industrial ships that come with them, I just wish there was a way to keep them clean and the pollution to the absolute minimum.

The ever-expanding Walvisbay Harbour.

So lief soos wat ek vir ‘n seiljag is, so min hou ek van ‘n hawe. Hawes herhinner my aan ‘n motor werktuigkundige se werksoppervlak. Dis net olie waar jy kyk. En meestal vuil. ‘n Hawe het ook ‘n reuk en ‘n grouerigheid in die lug wat ek nie kan aan vat kry nie.

Dis nie dat ek nie die noodsaaklikheid van hawes verstaan nie. Inteendeel. Dis net dat ek wens ons kon dit skoner hou en die besoedeling beperk tot ‘n minimum.



Published by Mariette du Toit

Namibian born and raised, I am the owner Mariette du Toit Photography - where I share photos of the beautiful people I capture in my unique Namibian documentary style and Travelling Namibia where I share travelling tips with travellers across the globe through reviews on the lodges and campsites that I visit.

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