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Cape Cross

At the departure day we continued our trip towards Brandberg with an excursion to cape cross. Already far away the seal colony announced itself by a sharp stench. At the entrance pay shortly and ask themselves how the employees abide it only, we drove on to the coast. At the parking lot, it was barely to be abide any more. At first there was nothing to see. Only the grunting and wheezing of a lot of thousand seals was to be heard, which lay hidden behind a wall. Beyond the wall an almost incomprehensible picture is presented to the visitors. Thousands and thousands of seals, sitting, sleeping, quarreling, the mothers her young nursing, one only crush and shouting of countless black bodies flashing in the sun. More than one film we have dedicated exclusively the seals. To make the scenery perfectly, a whale appeared additional on the sea.
With the animals it concerns the Zwergpelzrobbe (Arctocephalus pusillus pusillus) also named sea lion, their number moves between 60,000 and 100,000. If these become too many, the number will be cut with help of slaughter the animals. During these times the seal colony is closed for visitors.

The real name giver for this coast segment, the stone cross, puted up in 1486 from the Portuguese Diego Cáo, fade completely next to the seal attraction. Both crosses which stand today on site are replications, the original is to be seen in the Berlin traffic museum.

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