The Skeleton Coast
is an infamous stretch of coastline running down the south of Angola and northern Namibia. The combination of heavy surf, thick fogs and inhospitable desert have over the years led to more than a thousand shipwrecks and many lost lives. This, combined with the bleached whale and seal bones that covered the shores in the days when whaling was active are what gave the area its name.
This is one of the many shipwrecks I saw during an aerial flight along the coast. This particular wreck was the Eduard Bohlen, situated about
400m inland (thanks Wikipedia! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduard_Bohlen
) as a result of the constantly shifting sands. I can only imagine how out of place it must look from ground level where the sea wouldn't be visible, though I can't imagine getting to it over ground would be very easy!
Here's it's location on Google Maps: http://g.co/maps/z2hc7