Many million years ago, the earth in the middle of Namibia lifted up about a thousand meters. It's called the great escarpment. What storms traveled east from the Atlantic crashed into that wall, eroded it and caused both a slope of eroded rock, and a river flowing back to the Atlantic.
Tomorrow, we have another long drive north and west to the coast of Namibia. I may get to actually dip my toes in the Atlantic.
To see the rest of the photos we took today, click on Monday, Desert Camp, Sossusvlei, Namibia.