Walvis Bay (meaning “Whale Bay”), is a coastal city in Namibia. The town has 85,000 residents approx. The bay has been a haven for sea vessels because of its natural deepwater harbour, protected by the Pelican Point sand spit, being the only natural harbour of any size along the country’s coast. Rich in plankton and marine life, these waters also draw large numbers of whales. Walvis Bay, with its large bay and sand dunes, is the tourism activity centre of Namibia. Other attractions include the artificial Bird Island, centre of a guano collection industry, the Dune 7 sand dune, salt works, birdlife and a museum. You can see in this photo Timothy Jackson enjoying a paddle in Walvis Bay here and getting lots of attention from the seals.