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A desert love story
Many moons ago a desert fell in love with the sea. She followed him for miles along the coast enchanting the sea with her ever changing dunes. The sea was stricken with her beauty and wanted to explore more.
But nature had set boundaries that neither could cross. If the sea ever decided to cross over, he would kill the desert. The desire to join brought many storms but the love for each other kept them apart. The suffering made the desert cry turning her tears into diamonds. Finally seeing the plight of the two lovers, the wind took pity on them and gave the sea a unique gift. Deep in the night, when the world was asleep, the sea would get wings and travel across into the desert in the form of a gentle fog. But when the Sun came up high in the sky, the fog would have to disappear. Centuries have passed but the sea and desert are still together and the cycle of fog has been remarkably regular.
Moral: True love always finds a way to meet.

Fact: The Namib is the oldest desert in the world. Approximately 55 million years old. The magical fog makes it possible for many wonderful plants, animals and insects to live in the desert, making it even more beautiful. The Namib-Naukluft National Park, that extends over a large part of the Namib Desert, is the largest game reserve in Africa and one of the largest of the world. While most of the park is hardly accessible, several well-known visitor attractions are found in the desert. The prominent attraction is the famous Sossusvlei area, where high orange sand dunes surround vivid white salt pans, creating a fascinating landscape.
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