We woke up in darkness and drove out to Dune 45, which we climbed to watch the sun rise in a similar glorious fashion. I was halfway up the enormous dune when the first shining sliver of sun peeked over the horizon. The same moon as last night, pallid now, hung on the other side of the desert sky. There I was between moonshine and sunlight, and I shot this video (click HERE). A bunch of us hung out at the top for a while, then ran down down down the long steep sandy slope
From there we try took a 4X4 to Dead Vlei (Dead Valley) - trees which died hundreds of years ago but which were preserved by the dry desert climate rise from the hard packed desert floor, surrounded by massive orange sand dunes. The largest of these, called Big Daddy, is 400 meters (1200 feel) tall.
Tonight I watched the same sun set which I saw rise this morning, and the same red moon rose as well. We are camped close to a watering hole, and I was just woken up by the thumbing sort-of-neighing kicking galloping herd of zebra who come here to drink in the night. I can see them from here, about a 100 meters away. Good night.