Walking from Agulhas to Angola
This is Erlo & Lauren Brown. Proud South Africans, hikers, and believers that boundaries exist to be challenged.
They are following a dream years in the making: Walking the West Coast of South Africa and Namibia.
Starting at Agulhas, the Southern-most tip of Africa, they will travel through deserts, fynbos, rehabilitated diamond mines, and across some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Their journey will end at the Kunene river at the Namibia-Angola border.
Their journey to get here has taken them via South-Korea, kimchi, and teaching kids English.
They started their new adventure of 2700 km in November 2017.
The Award-winning Photographer
Erlo has walked the South African coast from Mozambique to Namibia before, accompanied by his faithful dog Zita.
The Adventurous Artist
An artist in her own right, Lauren is braving her dislike of sand in her shoes to join Erlo once again.
"It's not about who has the most talent. It's about who steps up and takes the challenge."
2700 km: Where are we?
The Black Oystercatchers
These vulnerable birds are found along the coast of South Africa and Namibia.
Walk Africa will be uniquely positioned to assist in monitoring the spread and numbers of these and other coastal bird species.
Researchers at the Animal Demography Unit of the University of Cape Town will use this information to evaluate the impact of climate change and other factors on the environment.
Monitoring the Human Impact
Plastic waste along the coast will be recorded in a systematic way.
Deceased wildlife, especially those that clearly died due to man-made causes, will be carefully noted and photographed.
This information will form part of valuable research into the extent and impact of plastic waste on the environment. This is especially of value in areas with little to no visitors and large knowledge gaps.
Would you like to talk to us about our adventure and research?
We would love to hear from you!
Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please be patient, we might be out on a walk somewhere!)