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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Ride Reports => Topic started by: JMOL on January 19, 2015, 07:21:48 pm

Title: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 19, 2015, 07:21:48 pm
Please note that this is not a normal RR as what you are used too, but allow me to share a piece of our history, life and our trip to Cape Town with you.

Long time  ago, a very long time ago, before faxes, computers and cell phones, two youngsters were running around in Cradock, knowing each other, but had no interest in each other.

Then one day, the Alpha male of the van Vuuren clan, saw the 4th Venter daughter at a party downtown in Cradock.  He took her home, and she never left him again.  He had only eyes for her and she couldn’t get rid of himBut – there was a problem.  He had to finish army - that was 1982.  

Since then a lot happened.  Got married in 1985 and had 2 kids in years to come.  When they got married, they had a party until late that night and drove off to Cookhouse for their first night as a married couple.  In the bedroom were 2 single beds . . . . . . and from that day, they knew that a single bed is as much comfortable as a double bed.  Did a honeymoon with the sponsorship of Standard Bank and head off to Hartenbos.  Break a rear car window during the time and the Venter daughter had to sit for a day or two on the rear seat holding plastic bags together so that the rain doesn’t enter the car.  Bought a small house and later bought a bigger house and then were transferred to East London.  It was always a jol being married to the Venter girl.

But there were downfalls – in 30 years a lot can happen.  The van Vuuren boy ends up in ICU because of heart attacks and a 4way bypass.  The Venter daughter ended up in hospital with an operation on her back.  For both of them, their lives have changed after those operations.
Being always on the lookout for something ‘else’ to do, the Van Vuuren boy nearly drowned a few times while paddling on the Fish River.  Got tangled with a parachute’s cables once and fell hard, very hard.  

Years later when the kids left the house they decided that they have to spend the kid’s inheritance and bought a bike to see the world.  But he couldn’t do it on his own – Ou Bees had to travel with him.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6903&g2_serialNumber=2)

This was 12 January 1985 and still going strong  >:D   >:D

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6907&g2_serialNumber=2)

 :deal:  :deal:  Follow the rules!!!

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=2072&g2_serialNumber=2)

ICU  >:(
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Dorsland on January 19, 2015, 07:29:35 pm
Hier kom 'n ding, ek sien dit sommer nou ...


Wat moet ek eerder gaan haal: my sakdoek σf my veiligheidsbril ?   :lol8:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 19, 2015, 07:32:07 pm
Nee man - dis net die intro - ek het lank aan die stukkie gedink - he bietjie respek v n man  :ricky:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: subie on January 19, 2015, 07:36:41 pm
Lees graag  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: SeanH on January 19, 2015, 07:52:06 pm
Cool intro, I'm hooked, let's have some more .........
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Jakkals on January 19, 2015, 08:02:23 pm
Hierdie storie gaan nice wees.  :thumleft:

Wat loer daai verpleegster so onder die kombers in, wat dink sy, sjoe !!!!!, of ag shame die arme ding. :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 19, 2015, 08:03:19 pm
Wat loer daai verpleegster so onder die kombers in, wat dink sy, sjoe !!!!!, of ag shame die arme ding. :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

Nogal so iets verwag  :imaposer:   :imaposer:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 19, 2015, 08:04:10 pm
If you can remember this RR –  http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=141708.0 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=141708.0) - where went to LJ & Celesste’s wedding last year December.  Since then they moved into their house and told us that they have good jobs and are happy.  We had to go and visit them to see if it all was true.  Ou Bees asked me how long we are staying with the kids – my answer was: “If we get up in the morning and they don’t offer breakfast, then we should go.”  I must be honest – we had a super breakfast every morning.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: DirtRebell on January 19, 2015, 08:06:50 pm
Laat ek maar opteken, hier kom 'n lekker storie. :sip:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Lem on January 19, 2015, 08:19:51 pm
Hier kom 'n mooi Kaapse storie  :amazon:

 :occasion14:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 19, 2015, 08:22:25 pm
Now the RR will start….  As said – it is not a RR with Adventurous Routes etc.  It is a trip where we stopped at a padstal, smelled the roses and drank milkshakes and coffee wherever we came.

DAY 1 Saturday – 2014-12-20

OK - so we closed the Friday for 3 weeks but we were tired, very tired.  Luckily we packed the bike Wednesday night so the bike was packed, but for some or other reason we both were very tired.  

Mistake # 1: We only left East London after 9 the Saturday morning, heading off to Fort Beaufort where we would go on gravel towards Steytlerville (Royal Hotel) where we booked.  

Mistake # 2:  Ou Bees didn't have breakfast so between Fort Beaufort & the farm of Twe Twe she asked me if I'll stop somewhere to eat.  When I told her there is mothering between here and Steytlerville, I realized that I made the 2nd mistake for the day.  At one stage I was thinking of contacting Twe Twe and ask her if we can have a cup of coffee and bread, maar nou ja - I didn't....  Next time    :deal:

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6910&g2_serialNumber=2)

Ou Bees all smiles.....

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6913&g2_serialNumber=2)

The first 100 meters of gravel.  Stopped to deflate the tyres.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6916&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6919&g2_serialNumber=2)
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Jakkals on January 19, 2015, 08:23:35 pm
Hier kom 'n mooi Kaapse storie  :amazon:

 :occasion14:

Nee, 'n Molse storie,,, 'n J Molse storie.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 19, 2015, 08:30:22 pm
All the kiekies are from the road after we left Fort Beaufort to the tar road between Grahamstown and Bedford.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6922&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6925&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6934&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6937&g2_serialNumber=2)

Soos Bie se - Kom ons maak 'n stoffie

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6940&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6943&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6952&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6955&g2_serialNumber=2)

At the tar road we had a break - water is all we had with us  ::)   ::)

Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: BakgatJaco on January 19, 2015, 08:38:51 pm
Lyk lekka!

Op daai 2de laaste foto was daar moontlik 'n "gestekery"?? :laughing4: :laughing4:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 19, 2015, 08:45:03 pm
I took the same route as what we did when we went to Twe Twe's farm for the Tiekiedraai breakfast in August as I wanted to show Ou Bees the game on the route.  As we stopped at the gate and waited for the guard to come and complete the forms, Ou Bees spotted a sign that says "Dangerous Animals - Enter on Own Risk" - or something like that.

Our conversation was as follows:

Ou Bees:  Jaco - here are wild animals.....
Me:  You would not see them, and if you see them, it would be springbok.....

By this time the guard stopped and gave me the form to complete.

Ou Bees asking the guard:  Are here wild animals/
Guard:  Yes Mam - Rhinos and they are close to the road not far from here.
Ou Bees:  Jaco - don't you think we must turn around?
Me:  You never ask a guard a thing, because he will answer or confirm what you asked him (OK - not really the exact words, but you do understand  ;)
Me to guard:  Here is the form, open the gate.
Ou Bees:  Jaco - he said......
Me:  Sjuut - sit and enjoy the trip

and off we go.  Halfway through the reserve Ou Bees said to me that the one bag is loose.  I said to her just hold the straps, and I'll fix it later.  As we exit the other side, Ou Bees was sitting with the bag on her lap as it came totally loose.

We never saw any game except for a few antelope running around in a distance.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6958&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6961&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6964&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6967&g2_serialNumber=2)
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: BLK on January 19, 2015, 08:54:58 pm
Enjoying this.And..........
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 19, 2015, 08:57:12 pm
As we left the reserve, I said to Ou Bees I think we must go to Oom Theuns se winkel that is at the turn-off from the N10 to the R400.  as far as I can remember, the had a shop not so long ago......  

Mistake # 3:  No Shop  :-\ :'( :-[


(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6970&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6973&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6976&g2_serialNumber=2)

Glad we didn't go on holiday with this  :biggrin:

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6979&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6985&g2_serialNumber=2)

Close to the N10 between Cookhouse & PE

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6988&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6991&g2_serialNumber=2)

I think that this church hall is still used by the local farmers for a bazaar, meeting, church etc.  

Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Dutchman81 on January 19, 2015, 08:57:51 pm
 :sip: Die Dutchies is in vir die RR , Oom het ons aandag dadelik gekry met die "intro"

Dit is toevallig op die einste stuk pad oppad na Twe Twe toe waar ons ons eerste "Rhino" gesien het

Gooi nog oom , ons ry leeker saam  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 19, 2015, 09:03:18 pm
:sip: Die Dutchies is in vir die RR , Oom het ons aandag dadelik gekry met die "intro"

Dit is toevallig op die einste stuk pad oppad na Twe Twe toe waar ons ons eerste "Rhino" gesien het

Gooi nog oom , ons ry leeker saam  :thumleft:

Ek onthou - net gehoop hy bly waar hy was daardie dag.  Die dag toe ek en Ou Bees daardeur is toe het ek darem WYD gekyk vir enige ongediertes  :lol8: :lol8:

Maar dis nou net tussen ons 2 hoor  :deal:   :lol8:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 19, 2015, 09:04:07 pm
Thanks for all the replies so far.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Ruffdog on January 19, 2015, 09:10:13 pm
We spent New Years at eZulu. Damn that place is awesome.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 19, 2015, 09:20:42 pm
As said before - NO SHOP - NO FOOD - NO COOLDRINK - NO COFFEE  :'(   :'(   :'(  

Cannot think that I was so dof  :deal:  All we had was water, but at least we had something.......

So we carry on on the R400 that runs next to the Addo Park towards Steytlerville and I know that I have to focus, because I'm getting more and more tired.


(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=6997&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7000&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7003&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7036&g2_serialNumber=2)

Empty Farmhouses - no food  :bueller:

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7021&g2_serialNumber=2)

Smile only on request  ;D  Tired, hungry and thirsty.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7027&g2_serialNumber=2)

And the boots are not nice any more  :o

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7030&g2_serialNumber=2)

The R400 is in a better condition than the E-Toll roads in GP  :)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7033&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7039&g2_serialNumber=2)

I cannot think of how many kids ran through these gates - and all of them were happy.......

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7042&g2_serialNumber=2)

And not far from there - shopping was done  :(

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7045&g2_serialNumber=2)



Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 19, 2015, 09:33:37 pm
In a way we were glad to be on tar just north of Wolwefontein, and we were already discussing what we are drinking and eating when we stop at the Royal Hotel.....

Ou Bees don't eat bread and chips, but when we stopped there, she ordered Ham Cheese & Tomato toasted sandwich with chips.  Makes you think - when you are hungry, you'll eat anything  :biggrin:

That night we both had a steak and vegetables to eat and we slept like kings.

We can recommend the Royal Hotel anytime if you want to stay over for a night or two (049 835 0385).  The staff is friendly and the beers are cold.


(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7048&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7051&g2_serialNumber=2)

I wonder how many kiekies were taken of the flags in the past.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7054&g2_serialNumber=2)

We were glad to see this sign  :deal:

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7057&g2_serialNumber=2)

We missed the traffic - how lucky can a person be?  :)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7060&g2_serialNumber=2)

After a shower, a beer and food, I took the bike to the back to rest and we had a talk about the road ahead for the next few days.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: spoedvark on January 19, 2015, 09:33:50 pm
Lekker man lekker!

Subscribed!
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Barrie on January 19, 2015, 09:43:12 pm
Is ek reg as ek se daai is n bokhaar suit wat jy aanhet met jou troue?
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on January 20, 2015, 02:19:22 am
Mooi,  :thumleft:
Title: Re:
Post by: Dorsland on January 20, 2015, 05:00:25 am
Nee kyk, dis g'n wonder die Voortrekkers het julle twee in die Oos Kaap agtergelos nie. Iemand wat sonder die nodige proviand van 'n teefles, beskuit, droλ wors en droλ vrugte die pad vat....  Aijajai
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Karoo Rider on January 20, 2015, 05:20:43 am
 :sip:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: 4 Kays on January 20, 2015, 05:40:09 am
Gooi Jaco, geniet dit en ry saam  :thumleft:

Sal jou more (woensdag) laat weet dan drink ons koffie oor middagete  :sip:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: subie on January 20, 2015, 05:46:41 am
Baie nice Jaco  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: SmuGS on January 20, 2015, 07:08:33 am
 :sip:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on January 20, 2015, 07:21:10 am
Dit is 'n regte "Aaaaaah - so - sweet" verslag met die mooiste prentjies. 

Ek kan nie wag vir die volgende episode nie. 
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: T Rex on January 20, 2015, 07:25:23 am
Dankie Jaco , ek ry lekker saam !
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Lem on January 20, 2015, 07:26:17 am
Daais gn 'n bier by Steytlerville nie,  daais polisiekoffie  :thumleft:

gooi nog!
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: BEN TAP on January 20, 2015, 07:31:57 am
Lekker JACO ek geniet jou RR
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: OomD on January 20, 2015, 07:33:32 am
Wow, nice! Lekker geskryf, nice fotos. Wag angstig vir die res  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Vis Arend on January 20, 2015, 07:41:11 am
Dankie vir die deel ou mater.  Nice kiekies.   :thumleft:  :thumleft:

Gooi nou die res en groete vir ou bees.   
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: woody1 on January 20, 2015, 08:02:50 am
Lekker julle.  Dankie vir die deel.... LIFE IS GOOD !  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Koet on January 20, 2015, 08:03:19 am
Lekker lees ek nou.  Dankie vir die skrywe so ver!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: MooseRider on January 20, 2015, 08:14:14 am
 :thumleft:
Mooi wye wereld daai. Waar's die res?
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: StellaB on January 20, 2015, 08:14:33 am
 :sip:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Kerritz on January 20, 2015, 08:23:50 am
:thumleft:
Mooi wye wereld daai. Waar's die res?

Vra ek ook!!  :happy1:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Snafu on January 20, 2015, 09:10:27 am
Dis n lekker lees!
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: ButtSlider on January 20, 2015, 09:41:39 am
Hier kom 'n ding  :sip:

You guys are not waiting for the RR. . . .you waiting for the (18SNLV)  :imaposer:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Oupa Foe-rie on January 20, 2015, 09:52:07 am
Lekker leesstof en kykgenot wat jy vir ons opdis J-Mol ................... :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: punisher on January 20, 2015, 10:16:00 am
Kom kom
Waa's die res ?
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Matewis on January 20, 2015, 10:22:42 am
Lees nou lekker  :sip:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: woody1 on January 20, 2015, 10:59:12 am
Los die man hy is mos op HONEYMOON se hy...  :peepwall:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Onetime on January 20, 2015, 12:05:13 pm
 :peepwall:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Jacobsroodt on January 20, 2015, 12:30:33 pm
Lekker JMOL!! Ek wil nie jou RR vooruitloop nie, maar dankie vir die lekker gesels by die koffiewinkel en kwekery in Cradock. Hoop nie julle het reen gekry oppad huistoe nie☺
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on January 20, 2015, 12:45:48 pm
Los die man hy is mos op HONEYMOON se hy...  :peepwall:

 :spitcoffee:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Heimer on January 20, 2015, 01:05:02 pm
 8)
As dit reg is met julle, dan ry ek maar ook saam....
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: KiLRoy on January 20, 2015, 01:19:32 pm
lekker Jaco :thumleft: :sip:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: MegaPix on January 20, 2015, 01:20:43 pm
SAPSKRAAIB

Ek wag om te sien van daai 18SNLV deel?   :pot:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Offshore on January 20, 2015, 01:32:54 pm
 :ricky: :sip:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: ButtSlider on January 20, 2015, 03:35:04 pm
SAPSKRAAIB

Ek wag om te sien van daai 18SNLV deel?   :pot:
Darem een eerlike bliksem.  :imaposer:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: ALLEN I on January 20, 2015, 05:23:21 pm
Having a lekker ride.  :ricky:  gooooi nog    :deal:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Frannarossi on January 20, 2015, 05:39:46 pm
Sub. Baie nice sover :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 20, 2015, 06:03:46 pm
Thanks for all the replies - much appreciated.

You'll be surprised about the age restriction  :lol8:

Lekker JMOL!! Ek wil nie jou RR vooruitloop nie, maar dankie vir die lekker gesels by die koffiewinkel en kwekery in Cradock. Hoop nie julle het reen gekry oppad huistoe nie☺

Als reg - geen pyne nie.  Julle is ook later in die RR - hou dit dop.....

Hoe gaan dit met Oom Tappies  :)
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 20, 2015, 07:39:26 pm
DAY 2 Sunday – 2014-12-21

Day two of our trip started.  We had a good rest.  The plan was to eat breakfast in Uniondale as Ou Bees wasn’t in Uniondale before and I thought that after breakfast we can drive around town.  OK – not much, but we love these small towns.

The route for the day was to go from Steytlerville south and then follow the road towards Uniondale all along the Baviaans Mountains – not sure what the names of the mountains are?? 

From Uniondale we would go to Avontuur towards Knysna and after that the 7 or 6 passes in the George area where we would spend the night in George, visiting family.

BUT – it is our trip, we have nobody chasing us and we have plenty of time, so we can change the route when we like to do so, but more about that a bit later.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 20, 2015, 07:45:57 pm
As from now most of the pictures are scenery and I'll add something where applicable.

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Ou Bees ready for the day.

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The swimming pool in the yard.

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The ghost of Uniondale following us.

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Ou Bees playing with the camera.

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Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 20, 2015, 07:54:12 pm
(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7087&g2_serialNumber=2)

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Later the morning we would pass close to the mountains in a distance.

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The old (cement dam) and the new (Jo Jo tank) next to each other.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7105&g2_serialNumber=2)

If I am not mistaken, the Grootrivierpoort (?) is in that area in a distance.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7108&g2_serialNumber=2)

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Gravel high ways  :biggrin:

Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Offshore on January 20, 2015, 07:56:06 pm
Ouboet, Ou Bees is darem pragtig, as ek so na jou troufodies kyk lyk dit maar asof jy 'n lucky Bliksem was, jy is seker maar goed met woorde. ;)
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Kerritz on January 20, 2015, 08:00:15 pm
Ouboet, Ou Bees is darem pragtig, as ek so na jou troufodies kyk lyk dit maar asof jy 'n lucky Bliksem was, jy is seker maar goed met woorde. ;)

 :imaposer:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: spoedvark on January 20, 2015, 08:05:54 pm
Minder "Rev" as jy very my opstal ry en so bietjie vinniger tik daar Mollie!

Kan nie wag vir daai 18 age restriction goed!

SPOED   :snorting:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Vis Arend on January 20, 2015, 08:08:42 pm
Ouboet, Ou Bees is darem pragtig, as ek so na jou troufodies kyk lyk dit maar asof jy 'n lucky Bliksem was, jy is seker maar goed met woorde. ;)

 :spitcoffee:  Daars my hele keybord en skerm vol whiskey.    :spitcoffee:   :imaposer: :imaposer:

Ter verdediging aan JMOL en ou bees, die twee pas darem mooi bymekaar.     :thumleft:

Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 20, 2015, 08:10:50 pm
We came to the "fork" and turned right towards Uniondale.  If I tell you that we saw more than 50 kudu's that morning, you wouldn't believe me.  The were in the "rante", in the dips and all over the show.  At one stage I said to Ou Bees that I'm not riding faster than what I am doing as I am afraid of a kudu jumping in front of us.  Having said that, a kudu jumped out of the bush less than 3 meters in front of us.  At another stage we came around the corner / bush and three kudu's were standing in the road.  It was amazing to see how the can jump over a fence.  At various places we had to slow down because of the small buck running across the road and in front of us.  

What an experience - I have to go back - maybe if I go to the EC Bash this year.............

OK - the show must go on.  We were on this beautiful road and at various places the road wasn't as good as the rest, but we carried on.  We passed a farmhouse or two that were empty but you could see that people are moving up and down in the area.  At one stage a lady (+/-20 years old) was running next to the road.  I don't think she expected us as she looked very frightened.  We just waved and passed.  A kilo or two down the road we saw a sign where she would turn in.

There were also various "driffies" and at one of them, we nearly went into a thorn tree.  Mr Sand nearly caught me.  I was just lucky enough to stop just in time, but we had a good laugh about it.  Personally I wouldn't like to stop like that with a pillion.   :biggrin:    

Die sonbesies sing al klaar  :deal:

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7114&g2_serialNumber=2)

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it amazes me where they get water.....
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 20, 2015, 08:13:38 pm
Ouboet, Ou Bees is darem pragtig, as ek so na jou troufodies kyk lyk dit maar asof jy 'n lucky Bliksem was, jy is seker maar goed met woorde. ;)

As ons eendag alleen is, dan sal ek jou die trick gee  :lol8:

Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: spoedvark on January 20, 2015, 08:21:37 pm
Kudu pics? Then we will believe you!!!!!
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 20, 2015, 08:26:18 pm
Again we didn't have food as I thought the day would be a short day to Uniondale.....  At a gate we stopped (think in total were 3 gates) and decided to rest in the shade and drink some water.

OK Dorsland - the Voortrekkers didn't ask me to go with.  Maybe I would be the guy who would go east  :lol8:   :sip:  

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7129&g2_serialNumber=2)

And now the ghost is in front of us  :ricky:

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Bietjie stop en gesels  8)   ::)

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Not far from here we turned left and nearly went into the thorn bush  ;D

Taking kiekies of each other - maybe we get lost and then somebody would found us  :lol8:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 20, 2015, 08:32:04 pm
Kudu pics? Then we will believe you!!!!!

'n Koedoe is vinniger as 'n onderwyser - jy mik nog, dan is hy al weg  :peepwall:   :pot:   :ricky:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 20, 2015, 08:38:16 pm
(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7171&g2_serialNumber=2)

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Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: 4 Kays on January 20, 2015, 08:47:29 pm
Die mense moet ook geduldug wees, JMol het ook 'n werk bedags, al neem hy ons op sy honeymoon trippie  :peepwall:

Sien more by The Market Place 13H00  :thumleft:

Gooi nog Jaco  :sip:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 20, 2015, 08:50:40 pm
At last we were on tar.  3 Hours on 150 kilo's.  :o   ???   >:(

We head off to Uniondale for a well deserved brekkie for the pilot and his assistance.

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My 1st of various pink milkshakes during the holiday.

While we waited for the food, Ou Bees walked around and took a few kiekies.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7147&g2_serialNumber=2)

For all the Mother-in-law's  :deal:

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A cheque dated March 1923....

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Cannot remember the dates on these, but they were also around that time - it was a while before I was born  :biggrin:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 20, 2015, 09:00:50 pm
Remember that I said previously that we can change a trip / route whenever we want.  Nou ja - sulke tyd.   :deal:   :deal:

While I am eating I am playing with the idea to tell Ou Bees bogger all the gravel.  We only see LJ and Celesette +/- 5 days in a year.  We already booked for tonight in George, and I want to meet ChrisL in Stilbaai the following day.

When I mentioned to her that we go all the way tar to George, visit Celestte's parents that are camping in Wildernis and go tar the following day to Cape Town, she was more than happy.. . . .  So gese, so gedaan. 

LJ and Celestte are both in 7th heaven and off we go after we spend more than two hours in the shop drinking coffee etc.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 20, 2015, 09:04:33 pm
Rocks as we left Uniondale.  Not sure if the ghost of Uniondale is still with us, but we are moving.....  :thumleft:

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7264&g2_serialNumber=2)

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Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: spoedvark on January 20, 2015, 09:11:30 pm
Kudu pics? Then we will believe you!!!!!

'n Koedoe is vinniger as 'n onderwyser - jy mik nog, dan is hy al weg  :peepwall:   :pot:   :ricky:


Shoot from the hip!

Or

Ou Bees neem mos gewoonlik in die ry???

You actually mean that your bike is noisy and scared them away! Minder Rev!
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 20, 2015, 09:13:39 pm
At Avontuur we turned right on the N9.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7288&g2_serialNumber=2)

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Went via George to Wildernis to greet the "in laws" and headed back to George where we spend the evening with family.

That was day 2.  Thanks for all the replies so far.  be good.

The rest to follow soon has I have to sort out a lot of kiekies.

Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: spoedvark on January 20, 2015, 09:15:01 pm
Lekker slap my vriend!

Ry Lekker saam!
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Gιrrard on January 20, 2015, 10:11:46 pm
DAY 2 Sunday – 2014-12-21

Day two of our trip started.  We had a good rest.  The plan was to eat breakfast in Uniondale as Ou Bees wasn’t in Uniondale before and I thought that after breakfast we can drive around town.  OK – not much, but we love these small towns.

The route for the day was to go from Steytlerville south and then follow the road towards Uniondale all along the Baviaans Mountains – not sure what the names of the mountains are??  

From Uniondale we would go to Avontuur towards Knysna and after that the 7 or 6 passes in the George area where we would spend the night in George, visiting family.

BUT – it is our trip, we have nobody chasing us and we have plenty of time, so we can change the route when we like to do so, but more about that a bit later.


Oos na Wes is dit eers die Baviaansberge en dan die Winterhoekberge. Die pad wat julle gery het is die Eco trail.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 21, 2015, 06:04:49 am
Oos na Wes is dit eers die Baviaansberge en dan die Winterhoekberge. Die pad wat julle gery het is die Eco trail.

Dankie - nou weet ek nog iets  ;D  Gaan dit beslis weer ry.  Baie scenic.
Title: Re: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Dorsland on January 21, 2015, 06:13:50 am
Daar is 'n interessante storie agter daai mooi grasdak gasteplaas plek wat julle afgeneem het naby Uniondale, die een met die son panele op die stoortjie in die agterwerf. Onthou my dat ek jou vertel as ons mekaar weer sien. Die rolspelers is 'n choppervlieλnier, 'n mooi stadsvrou, 'n "misverstand" oor waterregte en baie geld ;)
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Jacobsroodt on January 21, 2015, 08:32:44 am
Thanks for all the replies - much appreciated.

You'll be surprised about the age restriction  :lol8:

Lekker JMOL!! Ek wil nie jou RR vooruitloop nie, maar dankie vir die lekker gesels by die koffiewinkel en kwekery in Cradock. Hoop nie julle het reen gekry oppad huistoe nie☺

Als reg - geen pyne nie.  Julle is ook later in die RR - hou dit dop.....

Hoe gaan dit met Oom Tappies  :)

Ons!?@% Ek voel bevoorreg☺. Oom Tappies onthou jou - hy het lekker gelag toe ons hom jou stories vertel.
NS. Ek sien jy het dieselfde probleem as ek: dit sukkel om weg te kom - SWAMBO wil net nog 'n laaste geselsie inkry voor ons die pad vat. Ek het geleer wat 'n man se roeping is in die lewe - om te sorg dat almal betyds aankom ;)
Vrede.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: jimjim on January 21, 2015, 09:52:22 am
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: 4 Kays on January 21, 2015, 06:13:48 pm
Ry lekker saam Jaco - gooi nog  :sip:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 21, 2015, 07:16:59 pm
Daar is 'n interessante storie agter daai mooi grasdak gasteplaas plek wat julle afgeneem het naby Uniondale, die een met die son panele op die stoortjie in die agterwerf. Onthou my dat ek jou vertel as ons mekaar weer sien. Die rolspelers is 'n choppervlieλnier, 'n mooi stadsvrou, 'n "misverstand" oor waterregte en baie geld ;)

En sommer sonder dat ons weet neem ons bekende plekke af  :biggrin:

Sal graag die storie wil hoor.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 21, 2015, 07:18:09 pm
Thanks for all the replies - much appreciated.

You'll be surprised about the age restriction  :lol8:

Lekker JMOL!! Ek wil nie jou RR vooruitloop nie, maar dankie vir die lekker gesels by die koffiewinkel en kwekery in Cradock. Hoop nie julle het reen gekry oppad huistoe nie☺

Als reg - geen pyne nie.  Julle is ook later in die RR - hou dit dop.....

Hoe gaan dit met Oom Tappies  :)

Ons!?@% Ek voel bevoorreg☺. Oom Tappies onthou jou - hy het lekker gelag toe ons hom jou stories vertel.
NS. Ek sien jy het dieselfde probleem as ek: dit sukkel om weg te kom - SWAMBO wil net nog 'n laaste geselsie inkry voor ons die pad vat. Ek het geleer wat 'n man se roeping is in die lewe - om te sorg dat almal betyds aankom ;)
Vrede.

 :lol8:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 21, 2015, 07:19:19 pm
Ry lekker saam Jaco - gooi nog  :sip:

Lekker middagete en gesels vanmiddag  :thumleft:

Ons maak weer so.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 21, 2015, 07:21:14 pm
DAY 3 Monday – 2014-12-22

Nothing serious today, as we would see the kids later today, but it rained the whole evening. 

No problem, we are doing tar, but I want to visit the CEO of Google Maps in SA, ChrisL, and Amanda from whom I always order my goods as I never met them before.  I also would like to do Franschoek Pass as I read so many stories about the pass, but would it be possible in the rain I am thinking.

I toss and turn in the bed, and listen to the rain that comes down the gutter.

Early morning I am awake and see blue skies.  The “rain” all the time was a huge fountain that was in the garden!!! 

I’ll let the pictures tell the story and I’ll add as we go.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: 4 Kays on January 21, 2015, 07:24:50 pm
 :sip:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 21, 2015, 07:28:19 pm
Our first stop for the day.  Breakfast.  No person can do a day without a good breakfast  :deal:

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7306&g2_serialNumber=2)

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While we are waiting for the food, I contacted Chris to find out where I can find him and if he is available.  he explained in such a way that no person can get lost.  When we left them, he explained again, but I didn't listen.  When I realized that we were on the wrong road, he stopped next to us and explained the road again.

Thanks Chris & Amanda - was nice meeting you.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7318&g2_serialNumber=2)

Have you seen a sheep eating??  It's like a wheat eater on steroids.....  ;D

When I paid the bill, I added a tip for the lady who helped us.  She declined the offer, telling me that it is "house rules" - no tips.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 21, 2015, 07:37:15 pm
Swellendam - another rest and a beautiful town.

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Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: 4 Kays on January 21, 2015, 07:39:50 pm
JMol, jy vat net so lank soos Jakkals met sy RR  :peepwall:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 21, 2015, 07:50:03 pm
Two highlights on the cards for today - Franschoekpass and Theewaterkloof Dam.  

Chris couldn't explain the corners in the pass more accurate than what he did  :deal:

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Now I can tick Villiersdorp off my list of places to visit

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Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 21, 2015, 07:51:30 pm
JMol, jy vat net so lank soos Jakkals met sy RR  :peepwall:

Gaan vang 'n haas  :ricky:  My RR en my naam is ook Jaco.  :lol8:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 21, 2015, 07:55:34 pm
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Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 21, 2015, 08:01:28 pm
A view a was looking for and glad it wasn't raining.

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Franschoek - lot of people on the street.....

That was day 3 . . . Rest to follow.

Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 21, 2015, 08:50:34 pm
DAY 4 Tuesday – 2014-12-23

As said in my intro, this is not a normal RR, so please enjoy.

Little did we know what the kids planned.  When we arrived they told us that there are a few surprises for the week ahead.

For today it was Robben Island.  What an experience.  My honest opinion - go and have a look.  It was worth it.

We left home early the morning to leave on the first boat leaving the harbor.

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Pa, ma en Seun  :3some:

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This bird sh!t and it hit Ou Bees center between her eyes.  We laughed so much, the other people looked at us as if we were from another planet  :imaposer:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: 4 Kays on January 21, 2015, 08:51:54 pm
Ou Bees kan maar fotos neem  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 21, 2015, 08:52:23 pm
Ou Bees kan maar fotos neem  :thumleft:

Dankie - sal haar se  ;)
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 21, 2015, 08:53:44 pm
The following kiekies were taken while we were on tour through the prison.

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Our tour guide for the day.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: nielvn on January 21, 2015, 08:57:32 pm
 :thumleft: Great RR dankie vir die deel.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Firecoast on January 21, 2015, 08:59:55 pm
Aaaaawwww ek moet werk, maar ek sal terug wees om DIE storie te lees!  :thumleft: :biggrin:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 21, 2015, 09:00:43 pm
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Mandela's cell

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Where the dogs were kept.

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Note the difference in diets - apparently no whites were locked up on Robben Island.

Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 21, 2015, 09:12:55 pm
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Mr Guide and me having a conversation - I think we are more or less the same age and I know what he was thinking and he knew what I was thinking  :lol8:  Jokes aside - he was good  :thumleft:   :thumleft:

Will you believe me that I got lost while we were busy with the tour??

Nou ja - my stomach was upside down  ::)   ::) and I asked Mr Guide where the toilets are.  He explained and I left.  When I came back, everybody was gone.  I walked into this passage, but it has a dead end.  Then I walked into the following, the same again.  Ou Bees getting worried, telling LJ that "Pa is weg"

LJ - Ma - calm down.  It is an island and that reduces the possibility that dad is gone with 90%.  Furthermore it is a prison and it reduces the possibility with another 5%.

Later I went to the bus and waited for the rest of the Van Vuuren clan  :lol8:  
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 21, 2015, 09:20:13 pm
After the prison they took us on a bus tour which was also very interesting.

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Hospital and a school.

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The church

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Some of the other wildlife

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Some or other big city in ZA  :biggrin:

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Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 21, 2015, 09:22:22 pm
Aaaaawwww ek moet werk, maar ek sal terug wees om DIE storie te lees!  :thumleft: :biggrin:

:thumleft: Great RR dankie vir die deel.

 :biggrin:   :thumleft: 
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: 4 Kays on January 21, 2015, 09:23:54 pm
Bly om te sien die boerseun van Cradock het die see oorleef  :imaposer:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 21, 2015, 09:29:29 pm
Time to go home.....

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The GPS has no gravel routes - what kind of GPS?  The skipper explained to us his GPS.

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Pa en Seun

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Dankie julle

Day 5 to follow

Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on January 21, 2015, 09:59:35 pm
Mooi Man, Mooi!

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: ALLEN I on January 21, 2015, 10:47:13 pm
Agree with Ian. need more input so carry on  :ricky:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: MickeyT on January 21, 2015, 10:51:27 pm
Sub!  Lekker RR!
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Vis Arend on January 22, 2015, 07:12:10 am
Sal ook net jy wees wat op 'n eiland sal verdwaal.   :lol8:   :imaposer:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: subie on January 22, 2015, 07:13:06 am
Ouboet, Ou Bees is darem pragtig, as ek so na jou troufodies kyk lyk dit maar asof jy 'n lucky Bliksem was, jy is seker maar goed met woorde. ;)

 :imaposer:

Sit in dieselfde rigting en dink en wat vir n bynaam is "ou bees" vir so n mooi vrou  :eek7:

 :spitcoffee:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Lem on January 22, 2015, 07:35:51 am
Ouboet, Ou Bees is darem pragtig, as ek so na jou troufodies kyk lyk dit maar asof jy 'n lucky Bliksem was, jy is seker maar goed met woorde. ;)

 :imaposer:

Sit in dieselfde rigting en dink en wat vir n bynaam is "ou bees" vir so n mooi vrou  :eek7:

 :spitcoffee:

+1  :eek7:

en nog n ding

Jy weet verseker dat LJ nie in die hospital omgeruil is nie.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: DirtRebell on January 22, 2015, 07:49:12 am
Is 'n lekker report. :thumleft:
Ek verstaan julle kan wel bly wees dat die skipper nie die eiland misgery het nie.

My familie van ver sien soms meer plekke in die kaap as wat ek te siene kry. Eintlik n skande.
Sal nog eendag die taliban eiland toe neem.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: subie on January 22, 2015, 08:12:37 am
Ouboet, Ou Bees is darem pragtig, as ek so na jou troufodies kyk lyk dit maar asof jy 'n lucky Bliksem was, jy is seker maar goed met woorde. ;)

 :imaposer:

Sit in dieselfde rigting en dink en wat vir n bynaam is "ou bees" vir so n mooi vrou  :eek7:

 :spitcoffee:

+1  :eek7:

en nog n ding

Jy weet verseker dat LJ nie in die hospital omgeruil is nie.

 :laughing4:
Kan sien hy is pa se seun  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on January 22, 2015, 05:52:47 pm
Jy weet verseker dat LJ nie in die hospital omgeruil is nie.

 :imaposer:  Ek dink toe hy nog in die huis was en swembad elke dag moes skoonmaak het hy nogal gedink hy is omgeruil gewees . . . .

@ Dirtbell - dit werk mos so.  Ander mense kom wys jou wat in jou area aangaan.  Kyk dan nou Dorsland se Tankwa trip - iemand het daar gese dat hul die mooi miskyk.

Dankie vir al die responses sover   :thumleft:   :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 5 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 22, 2015, 06:29:56 pm
DAY 5 Wednesday – 2014-12-24

Today the kids surprised us with a tour on the Red Bus in Cape Town. 

I can recommend this for any person even if you just sit on the bus and listen to the lady that talks – they give you earphones and you can listen to a tape.  As they pass a certain area, the voice tells you the history of the specific area.  Various languages are available, even some of the foreign languages. 

I didn’t try that because of Murphy’s Law – mine would then be stuck on Chinese or something like that….

Being a public holiday, all the museums were closed, and it was decided that we’ll go to Table Mountain later the day.

Again I’ll let the kiekies do the talking
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 5 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 22, 2015, 06:58:11 pm
Ok - let's go.

We were first at the bus and went to the top and sat right at the front.  

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View to the front

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View to the back.

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At one stage we climbed off the bus and went to this cigar shop.  They are in business since 1793......

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And went for coffee at this place

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Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 5 of 11)
Post by: Dorsland on January 22, 2015, 06:58:16 pm
Moet nou net nie op die bus ook verdwaal nie.  Of is daar nie 'n toilet op hom nie?   >:D :peepwall: :imaposer:

Jis ou JMOL, ek is nou waaragtig skoon jaloers op julle vakansie.  Julle het sommer lekker al die toeriste dinge gedoen waarvoor mens nooit eintlik tyd kry nie.  Kaapstad lyk sommer weer asof dit kan lekker wees. G'n wonder die buitelanders is gaande daaroor nie.

Maar wag laat jy nou eers verder vertel ...
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 5 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 22, 2015, 07:03:09 pm
Dorsland - ek sal nooit in my lewe kan teruggee wat die kinders ons gegee het nie.

Ek en Milly is bevoorreg om sulke kinders en skoondogter / seun te he.

Selfs die kleindogter like my  :lol8:  Weet ook nou nie of ons dogter haar verplig om met my nice te wees nie  :imaposer:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 5 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 22, 2015, 07:17:05 pm
Apparently we had to get onto another bus to go to Table Mountain.

Hi-jack my own thread -
Glad LJ, Celesette & Ou Bees was with me otherwise I would have been on the bus riding in circles all the time. 

Ou Bees often goes to Germany for two weeks and she keeps on telling me I must come the last week-end and then the 2 of us can spend a week or two travelling - ai ai ai - I am just not rustig about it  :deal: 
Hi-Jack off

Tickets were bought and off we go, and we are now on a "topless" bus, top floor, in the front  :biggrin:

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The driver and co-driver

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Groeps-selfie
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 5 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 22, 2015, 07:24:23 pm
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Ons Kaapse meisiekind  :biggrin:

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Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 5 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 22, 2015, 07:33:10 pm
We were glad that we were on a bus!!  He stopped right at the front and we waited in the queue.  There were a lot of people and various languages were spoken  :deal:   :lamer:   :patch:   :peepwall:

The queue moved fast and before long we were at the front again.

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It is about 20 years plus the last time I went up the mountain - they still had baboons pulling the ropes - these days it is all done by cables and the floor is turning so that you can have a 360 view  :lol8:

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Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on January 22, 2015, 08:09:59 pm
Ouboet, Ou Bees is darem pragtig, as ek so na jou troufodies kyk lyk dit maar asof jy 'n lucky Bliksem was, jy is seker maar goed met woorde. ;)

 :imaposer:

Sit in dieselfde rigting en dink en wat vir n bynaam is "ou bees" vir so n mooi vrou  :eek7:

 :spitcoffee:

Ja, Subie.  Ek het ook altyd gehoor van "Ou Bees" en in my geestesoog het ek hierdie dik-nors-antie gesien.  Toe ek Millie die eerste keer ontmoet het, het ek vir 'n sekonde of twee gewonder het of Jaco dan nou sy "skelmpie" hier aan my voorstel!  Dis dan so heeltemal buite sy aard   :o.  Ek was behoorlik confused. 

Ons was 'n klomp wat besluit het dat die Bees-storie nie regtig by Millie pas nie en Bie het haar J-MUIS gedoop, so, vir baie van ons is sy J-Muis.   ;D

Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 5 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 22, 2015, 08:14:12 pm
After Table Mountain we were taken around back to the Water Front (?)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7546&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7549&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7660&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7663&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7666&g2_serialNumber=2)

This was the first light house in SA.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7552&g2_serialNumber=2)

And if I am not mistaken, the Somerset Hospital, the first hospital in SA(??)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7555&g2_serialNumber=2)

They didn't want me to take the bike home, so we left without it.

That was day 5 - the rest to follow.  :)
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 5 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 22, 2015, 08:26:58 pm
DAY 6 Thursday – 2014-12-25

Nothing serious. 

Went to church the morning, back home and LJ & Celeste prepared the food.  OK – we also helped  :deal:   :bueller:   :biggrin:

Later the afternoon we went for a drive around town and dreamed about houses we can buy  :peepwall:

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7672&g2_serialNumber=2)

See for yourself - I helped

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7669&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7675&g2_serialNumber=2)

We were honored to be the first people to share Christmas with them in their first house and as a married couple.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 5 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 22, 2015, 08:33:15 pm
Ja, Subie.  Ek het ook altyd gehoor van "Ou Bees" en in my geestesoog het ek hierdie dik-nors-antie gesien

Jy moes haar in haar jong dae gesien het as ek betyds by die huis gekom het - betyds vir werk die volgende oggend  :peepwall:   :pot:   :lamer:   

:spitcoffee:   :spitcoffee:  :spitcoffee:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 5 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 22, 2015, 08:45:50 pm
DAY 7 Friday – 2014-12-26

Early morning we left home and went to “Ons Huisie” in Blouberg Strand. 

After that we went to Hout Bay, Chapmanspeak, Simonstown, Fish Hoek etc, back home.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7678&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7681&g2_serialNumber=2)

After breakfast our ship arrived, small, but beggars cannot be choosers

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7684&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7687&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7690&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7693&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7696&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7699&g2_serialNumber=2)
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 5 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 22, 2015, 08:54:28 pm
Chapmanspeak - how many times did we run Two Oceans.  When riding here we were asking each other the whole time, do you remember this, and that and that day - etc.....  Good memories.  :'(   :'(   :'(

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7702&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7705&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7708&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7711&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7714&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7720&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7717&g2_serialNumber=2)

I didn't take a kiekie of a "spotter" that was sitting here.  LJ told me that the person in the little house / guard house is a spotter as he spots sharks.  I had a chat to the lady and she told me about her work and what she does and how it works.

Interest to see what people do to earn a living.

That was day 7  :biggrin:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: spoedvark on January 22, 2015, 09:51:33 pm
Kyk daai Branders!
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: 4 Kays on January 22, 2015, 10:01:29 pm
Bai3e mooi Jaco, ek wag vir die res  :sip:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: Dutchman81 on January 23, 2015, 07:46:28 am
 :sip: Ry nog lekker saam , dankie oom :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: Matewis on January 23, 2015, 08:01:37 am
Hierdie fotos en lees het my nou een ding gewys. Dis dalk tyd dat ons weer toeriste in ons eie land word. Kyk na die mooi argitektuur op die fotos. To do list vir die somer? Vat die rooi bus! :ricky:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: ALLEN I on January 23, 2015, 08:48:59 am
Nice mate gooi nog   :ricky:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: ButtSlider on January 23, 2015, 08:58:54 am
Hierdie fotos en lees het my nou een ding gewys. Dis dalk tyd dat ons weer toeriste in ons eie land word. Kyk na die mooi argitektuur op die fotos. To do list vir die somer? Vat die rooi bus! :ricky:
Stem volkome saam met jou.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: Kerritz on January 23, 2015, 09:27:17 am
Ai....dis nou maar net meer as bevange om in die Kaap te bly......en dan vra mense hoekom jy die Transvaal sak en pak los.

Baie goeie kiekies wag vir die res.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: Jakkals on January 23, 2015, 10:32:10 am

Baie nice JMOL, ek ry lekker saam. :thumleft:



Maar ek kan ook nie anders as om saam met 'n vorige post te stem nie, jy moes/is seker baie glad met die mond om so mooi vrou te kon kry. :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: 4 Kays on January 23, 2015, 05:30:24 pm
  :imaposer: :imaposer: aai Jakkals  :peepwall:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: punisher on January 23, 2015, 05:32:47 pm
i see the KAAPENAARS still havent finished of that mountain  pfffffffft
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 9 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 24, 2015, 08:59:28 am
Dankie vir al die replies sover.

Ek stem 110% saam oor die feit dat ons ons eie land meer moet "besoek" - slegs my opinie.

Sal later vandag weer kiekies opsit - moet net so bietjie dinge in en om die huis doen.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 24, 2015, 03:31:16 pm
DAY 8 Saturday – 2014-12-27

Wake up the morning and the kids said they have the last surprise for us – wine tasting!!   :drif:   :drif: 

We have never done that before as I would not go to a place I don’t know and asking silly questions.  But the kids know everything, and we just followed.

We all realized that today is the last day and whatever we do, we cannot turn the clock back.

First we went to Hidden Valley and thereafter to Spize Route.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 24, 2015, 03:38:26 pm
Hidden Valley

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7738&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7735&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7741&g2_serialNumber=2)

Our meal for the day - took us about 2 hours to finish  ;)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7744&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7723&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7747&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7759&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7795&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7792&g2_serialNumber=2)

The service was good and so the food.  We left as lazy tourists just following the nose of the car  :biggrin:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 24, 2015, 03:51:20 pm
I think the place is a museum on it's own.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7822&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7798&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7801&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7804&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7807&g2_serialNumber=2)

Food for thought - cannot remember if it was real or not, although I asked  :bueller:

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7810&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7816&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7813&g2_serialNumber=2)

Celestte told us that they only drink one bottle of wine during a day, and normally it was a small as this bottle. :ricky:

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7819&g2_serialNumber=2)  

and I was shocked   :biggrin:  :biggrin:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 8 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 24, 2015, 03:57:51 pm
Went outside and strolled around, eating ice cream and bought home made chocolates.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7825&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7828&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7831&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7837&g2_serialNumber=2)

After the ice cream etc, we had a look at these guys and went home.

It was time to pack as we were leaving the following morning  :deal:   :'(   :'(
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: woody1 on January 24, 2015, 03:58:38 pm
Regte klomp wynvliegies...  :imaposer:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 24, 2015, 04:18:50 pm
Regte klomp wynvliegies...  :imaposer:

 :biggrin:  :biggrin:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 24, 2015, 04:26:03 pm
DAY 9 Sunday – 2014-12-28

Life is good, but sometimes you have to face reality.  Time to go. 

Wake up, had a shower, breakfast and then packing and get the bike started……  :'(  :-\  :-[

We had two options – going on the N1 towards Worcester, or going there via the old road.  We opt for the latter option.

Our destination for today is Koedoeskloof, but the plan is to meet Lem and Anmar close to Swellendam.

So off we go  . . . . .
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 24, 2015, 04:35:15 pm
Bye bye - see you soon  :'(   :'(   :'(

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7852&g2_serialNumber=2)

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(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7864&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7867&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7861&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7870&g2_serialNumber=2)

Saw some family, but they just ignored us  ???

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7873&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7861&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7876&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7879&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7882&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7885&g2_serialNumber=2)

Sending the kids and family a message
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 24, 2015, 04:38:42 pm
We saw various speedbikes going up the pass and testing the corners  :biggrin:

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7888&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7891&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7894&g2_serialNumber=2)
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 24, 2015, 04:56:00 pm
After Worcester we turned onto the R60.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7897&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7900&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7903&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7906&g2_serialNumber=2)

This was taken by Ou Bees to show our gardener what she wants.  :deal:

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7909&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7912&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7915&g2_serialNumber=2)

Not sure if these photos were taken in Robertson / Ashton?

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7918&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7921&g2_serialNumber=2)

It was a perfect day for riding  :drif:   :deal: 

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7924&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7927&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7930&g2_serialNumber=2)

Had a rooster koek with Lem and Anmar before we left for Barrydale via Tradouw Pass.

Rest to follow tomorrow . . .
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: subie on January 24, 2015, 07:58:12 pm
Daai trein is in Ashton  :ricky:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 25, 2015, 10:54:24 am
Daai trein is in Ashton  :ricky:

Dankie Subie  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 25, 2015, 11:02:54 am
We left on the N2 towards a turn-off where we would go to Barrydale via Suurbraak & Tradouwpass.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7933&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7936&g2_serialNumber=2)

At one stage we stopped next to the road and we saw this - it looks like an orange that has been dried out???  Can somebody please tell us what kind of plant it is?

After Suurbraak it was the beautiful Tradouwpass.  The scenery never disappoints a person. At Swellendam etc, it was "cold" and "light drizzle" from time to time, but on the other side of the mountain, the sun was shining and we had blue skies.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7939&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7945&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7948&g2_serialNumber=2)

I wonder how many of these we saw next to the road.  :-[

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7951&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7954&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7957&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7960&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7942&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7963&g2_serialNumber=2)
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 25, 2015, 11:18:55 am
Lem and Anmar told us that we have to visit the Diesel & Crθme in Barrydale.  What a place.  A milkshake "uit die boeke"!!  

Had a chat with the owner and he told me that he is an ex-policeman from East London.  

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7966&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7969&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7972&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7975&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7978&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7981&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7984&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8008&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7987&g2_serialNumber=2)

Just after this kiekies was taken, a family (about 3 / 4 couples) arrived and the laaitjies used these plastic bikes 110%

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7990&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8014&g2_serialNumber=2)

No coffee for today  ;D

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8005&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8011&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7996&g2_serialNumber=2)

While waiting for our milkshakes, a couple from JHB stopped with these Harleys.  They are on holiday at Plet, but are on their way to Swellendam.  Just cruising around - MOOI BLY MAAR MOOI.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 25, 2015, 11:23:07 am
Ou Bees took a few kiekies inside and of the bathroom - very original  :biggrin:

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=7999&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8002&g2_serialNumber=2)
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 7 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 25, 2015, 11:32:54 am
We nearly spend 2 hours sitting there and just had a look at the people.  Sometimes we just have to laugh at ourselves.

On the bike again on our way to Koedoeskloof. 

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8017&g2_serialNumber=2)

Saw the sign, stopped and asked on of the guys taking kiekies of him and his lady friend to take one of us - now I also know where the place is.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8020&g2_serialNumber=2)

Scenery close to Koedoeskloof.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8026&g2_serialNumber=2)

I didn't see the sign Koedoeskloof - I only saw COLD BEER and followed it.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8029&g2_serialNumber=2)

It is not since the other day we are re-cycling - it is from years gone by.....

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8032&g2_serialNumber=2)

And so the sun goes down in another day in Africa.

We had a nice stay with Eugene & Debbie - the place is clean, the food good and the beers are cold.  Thanks again Eugene & Debbie for making it a pleasure to stop over at Koedoeskloof. 

Jupiter & Lynn also spend the night camping - was also nice to see them again.

That was day 9.  The rest to follow.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 9 of 11)
Post by: 4 Kays on January 25, 2015, 11:59:02 am
Mooi JMol  :sip:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 9 of 11)
Post by: subie on January 25, 2015, 12:15:21 pm
 :thumleft:

Nou wag ons nog net vir die "violence"  :ricky:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 9 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 25, 2015, 01:00:06 pm
 :spitcoffee:   :spitcoffee:   :spitcoffee:

Skerp Subie
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 10 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 25, 2015, 01:04:36 pm
DAY 10 Monday – 2014-12-29

We left early, before breakfast as the plan was to have breakfast in De Rust. 

The idea was to meet the previous owner (Kally) as I only met his son (Einstein on the forum).  While in Oudtshoorn, I contacted him and it was a deal. 

What goes up, must go down, and then again, what goes down, must come up again  :biggrin:

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8035&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8038&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8041&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8044&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8047&g2_serialNumber=2)

Sunrise the following morning.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8050&g2_serialNumber=2)

Time to leave


Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 9 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 25, 2015, 01:07:26 pm
(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8053&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8056&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8059&g2_serialNumber=2)

Wonder waar wil hulle sit  ;D

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8062&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8065&g2_serialNumber=2)

Huisrivierpas
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 10 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 25, 2015, 01:13:48 pm
We arranged that we'll meet at this shop.  Ou Bees enjoyed it as the shop was full of "lady stuff".

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8068&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8068&g2_serialNumber=2[img][img]http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8074&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8071&g2_serialNumber=2)

Although we were on holiday, life is still going on for others.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8077&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8080&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8083&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8086&g2_serialNumber=2)

Beervleidam - empty, droog, niks water  >:(
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 10 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 25, 2015, 01:32:06 pm
From De Rust the wind was terrible strong.  In Aberdeen I had to refill and we also stopped for a snack.  The plan was to sleep in Graaff Reinet.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8089&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8092&g2_serialNumber=2)

The church with the highest tower I believe.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8095&g2_serialNumber=2)

We arrived in Graaff Reinet late afternoon. 

SUBIE - HERE IS THE VIOLANCE PART:   ::)
After a shower etc, we walked around in town, looking for a place to eat.  We walked into the one place, and the lady told us that they are full and that there are other places to eat in town.  We went there, but we were not happy, so we went back, and the tables were still empty.  Ou Bees asked her again, and she still insisted that they are full.  With her customer service background, told the lady in proper Afrikaans that since we came into the restaurant, she didn't want to help us.  She asked her to tell her what the problem is and all of a sudden they have a table available. 

Makes you think.........

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8100&g2_serialNumber=2)

Since Eskom don't allow aircon's etc, these people decided to cool themselves on a traditional way  :biggrin:

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8096&g2_serialNumber=1)

Dorsland started a tread "Daar is niks so lekker soos" http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=155438.140 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=155438.140) and he mentioned about the fruit cake Christa, his wife bakes.  I had to go and have a look if it is true, so the plan for tomorrow is to visit him on his farm.

That was day 10.  Tomorrow it is off to Dorsland, Cradock and then home.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 10 of 11)
Post by: Vis Arend on January 25, 2015, 01:35:59 pm
:thumleft:

Nou wag ons nog net vir die "violence"  :ricky:

Ek wag vir die "N".   :biggrin:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 10 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 25, 2015, 02:31:24 pm
DAY 11 Tuesday– 2014-12-30

Wake up the morning and it was raining light outside. 

Immediately I realized that the road to Dorsland is no man’s friend when wet.  I sms’ed him and according to him it was dry, but he has to go to Middelbrug, but would be back soon.

We then decided to go to Nieu-Betesda as we never been there.

I’ll let the kiekies do the talking and I’ll add as we go.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8103&g2_serialNumber=2)

Closer view of the church.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8106&g2_serialNumber=2)

Monkey see, monkey do - we smiled  :biggrin:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 10 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 25, 2015, 02:32:30 pm
:thumleft:

Nou wag ons nog net vir die "violence"  :ricky:
Ek wag vir die "N".   :biggrin:

Weet Nannie hiervan  :spitcoffee:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 11 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 25, 2015, 02:37:03 pm
The following kiekies were taken on our way to Nieu-Betesda - what a place to visit.  

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8112&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8109&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8115&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8118&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8121&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8127&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8133&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8136&g2_serialNumber=2)
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 11 of 11)
Post by: JMOL on January 25, 2015, 02:43:46 pm
(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8139&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8142&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8148&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8151&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8157&g2_serialNumber=2)

They even have a taxi service and a hardware shop.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8160&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8163&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8166&g2_serialNumber=2)

Compulsory photo  :biggrin:

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8169&g2_serialNumber=2)

We then left town on our way to Dorsland.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: JMOL on January 25, 2015, 02:53:02 pm
We just "jumped" over the tar road onto the gravel road to Dorsland.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8172&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8178&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8184&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8187&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8190&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8199&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8202&g2_serialNumber=2)

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8205&g2_serialNumber=2)

Johan & Christa - thanks for having us.  It was a pleasure and we'll be back.

Chaps - that fruit cake was very nice.  Christa kan bak  ;D

As we left them I said to Ou Bees - Nou moet jy vashou - dis laat en ek wil by die huis wees vanaand  :deal:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: JMOL on January 25, 2015, 03:21:16 pm
Close to Cradock we contacted our Moms and it was arranged that we all meet at one place for lunch.

While eating, a lady (Sorry, but I forgot her name) came into the place and told us that we have to excuse her husband as he like bikes and he is walking around my bike.  Ou Bees said to her as long as he is a WD, Jaco will know him.

Well - I didn't know him, but now I know.  Nice meeting you and your family Jacobsroodt.  Hope the holiday on the farm was nice.

During the conversation it came out that I know her dad, which was a bank manager many many moons ago in Dordrecht - oom Tappies.  Today he is an active farmer.  Sout vd aarde oom.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8214&g2_serialNumber=2)

Ou Bees and her mom

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8211&g2_serialNumber=2)

And me and my mom.

Life is short - you never when again you'll see your loved ones, so we always make a plan to go past Cradock if we are nearby.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8217&g2_serialNumber=2)

Church in Tarkastad.

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8208&g2_serialNumber=2)

Between Tarka & Queenstown

(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8220&g2_serialNumber=2)

HUIS TOE !!!

Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: JMOL on January 25, 2015, 03:26:12 pm
(http://jmol.co.za/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=8223&g2_serialNumber=2)

Queenstown.

We would like to thank each and every person we met on the trip, the things we did and saw.

Thanks for all the replies and PM's that were send.  It is highly appreciated.

Life is good as Woody1 said - we are privileged.

Until next time - be good.

Jaco & Milly
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: BMWPE on January 25, 2015, 03:30:15 pm
What a great report and thank you for sharing it with us  :thumleft:

Title: Re:
Post by: Dorsland on January 25, 2015, 03:42:33 pm
Lekker julle 2! Dis 'n baie lekker rit wat julle gedoen het.  Dankie vir die inval hier
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: OomD on January 25, 2015, 04:07:49 pm
Wow, nice trippie. Dankie vir die deel, voel of ek ook nou op kort vakansie was  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: 4 Kays on January 25, 2015, 04:40:18 pm
Jaco,

Die vrou se naam is Sebastine, Oom Tappies se dogter  :laughing4:

Lekker saam gery dankie  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 25, 2015, 05:05:22 pm
Dankie vir die vinnige inloer hier Jaco en Milly. :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: brettp on January 25, 2015, 05:30:35 pm
Brilliant ride report.....

Indeed we are privileged, but very few of us exercise our privileged to travel our fair land...i wish to still

thanks for the encouragement.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: T Rex on January 25, 2015, 06:45:35 pm
Thank you , an awesome read !!
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: jakesvv on January 25, 2015, 08:47:57 pm
Jaco kom jou vrou van dordrecht af , ek het groot geword tussen dordrecht en jamestown op die van zylskraal pad. was 2jaar in hangklip op skool.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: Gιrrard on January 25, 2015, 08:58:38 pm
Was baie lekker om die aand by Koedoeskloof saam julle deur te kuier. Thanks vir die heads-up van Diesel en Crθme. Ons het toe sommer soontoe en terug daar gestop  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: spoedvark on January 25, 2015, 09:31:00 pm
Thanks for a lekker RR! Great pics!

Well done, THE MAYOR OF MOPANI!
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: KALLY on January 25, 2015, 09:32:44 pm
A very very good R/R Jaco, I enjoyed it very much.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on January 26, 2015, 02:50:34 am
Lekker read, thanks for sharing.

 8)
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: IRISH on January 26, 2015, 02:53:44 am
Thanks for posting,Jaco. I have really enjoyed reading and travelling with you and Millie. Jis maar jy was mare toe jy get rue het!
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: IRISH on January 26, 2015, 02:55:26 am
Sorry, TYPO. 'getrou het'
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: JMOL on January 26, 2015, 06:38:26 am
Thanks all. 

Yep Irish - ek was maer, is nou net fris  :laughing4:

Jaco kom jou vrou van dordrecht af , ek het groot geword tussen dordrecht en jamestown op die van zylskraal pad. was 2jaar in hangklip op skool.

Nee Jakes - al haar jare op Cradock gewees.  As jy dan van daardie wereld afkom, dan is daar 'n paar mense wat ons beide ken  :deal:   8)
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: woody1 on January 26, 2015, 08:54:15 am
Dankie ek het nou LEKKER saamgery.

Ek hoor daar is groot moles daar by die UIL HUIS en in die dorp.  Sommige mense verf nou die beelde helder kleure.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (Day 10 of 11)
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on January 26, 2015, 09:02:05 am
:thumleft:

Nou wag ons nog net vir die "violence"  :ricky:
Ek wag vir die "N".   :biggrin:

Weet Nannie hiervan  :spitcoffee:

 :spitcoffee:  Jaco, jy sal daai "N" in braille moet post.  Die ouman se ogies wil nie elke dag meer lekker werk nie.   :pot:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: Mikie on January 26, 2015, 09:42:00 am
I dont think that Bergvleidam ever has water anymore
I went past there in 2006 and it was just as dry

Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: ButtSlider on January 26, 2015, 10:17:20 am
Lekker RR Jaco. Thanks for sharing.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: Kerritz on January 26, 2015, 03:16:09 pm
Dankie....was 'n lekker lees!!
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: Frannarossi on January 26, 2015, 03:36:28 pm
Ja dankie man,dit was 'n nice RR :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: Duster on January 26, 2015, 06:20:12 pm
Ek het so elke dag biki gelees en dit baie geniet.  Dankie vir die deel, JMol.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: ALLEN I on January 26, 2015, 09:38:28 pm
Thanks for the ride  :ricky:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: JMOL on January 27, 2015, 07:38:10 am
Dankie almal  :thumleft:

About the Bergvleidam - a week later I met a farmer who farms beneath the dam and he told me about the reason and history around the dam.

I always thought that it was build because of the previous government that had a friend / politician farming closeby, but there were other reasons.

Cannot really remember the reason - will try to find out from a friend if he can remember.

Age is not for sussies  ???  Or maybe I didn't listen in detail as it was very hot when he told us.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: Mikie on January 27, 2015, 07:49:35 am
Dankie almal  :thumleft:

About the Bergvleidam - a week later I met a farmer who farms beneath the dam and he told me about the reason and history around the dam.

I always thought that it was build because of the previous government that had a friend / politician farming closeby, but there were other reasons.

Cannot really remember the reason - will try to find out from a friend if he can remember.

Age is not for sussies  ???  Or maybe I didn't listen in detail as it was very hot when he told us.

I am curious now
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: Lem on January 27, 2015, 08:04:00 am
Dankie almal  :thumleft:

About the Bergvleidam - a week later I met a farmer who farms beneath the dam and he told me about the reason and history around the dam.

I always thought that it was build because of the previous government that had a friend / politician farming closeby, but there were other reasons.

Cannot really remember the reason - will try to find out from a friend if he can remember.

Age is not for sussies  ???  Or maybe I didn't listen in detail as it was very hot when he told us.

aggenee  :laughing4: :imaposer:

ek dink vanoggend aan waar jy vertel jyt weggeraak op Robbeneiland. En dat LJ toe sy ma gerusstel dat daar dus n 95% kans is dat jy nie regtig kan weg wees nie....lyk my daars altyd daai 5%  :peepwall:

Ons het baie lekker gelees Jaco. Het ook die hele RR vir Anmar gewys. Was regtig n voorreg om julle te kon ontmoet op julle 30 Year anniversary ride. Beteken dit nou dat daai bike te koop gaan wees vlg jaar as julle die 31 jaar vier?  :pot:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: Winston on January 27, 2015, 08:32:02 am
Awesome RR  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: Jacobsroodt on January 27, 2015, 08:49:58 am
Close to Cradock we contacted our Moms and it was arranged that we all meet at one place for lunch.

While eating, a lady (Sorry, but I forgot her name) came into the place and told us that we have to excuse her husband as he like bikes and he is walking around my bike.  Ou Bees said to her as long as he is a WD, Jaco will know him.

Well - I didn't know him, but now I know.  Nice meeting you and your family Jacobsroodt.  Hope the holiday on the farm was nice.

During the conversation it came out that I know her dad, which was a bank manager many many moons ago in Dordrecht - oom Tappies.  Today he is an active farmer.  Sout vd aarde oom.


Dankie Jaco. 'n Heel nuwe wereld gaan vir mens oop wanneer jy bike ry. Dit was goed om julle te ontmoet☺ Bly julle het die reλn vrygespring oppad huis toe.
NS. Nieu Bethesda is wonderlik. Ek is laas jaar April daar deur met my fiets.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: Man from Nam on January 27, 2015, 11:26:18 am
Baie lekker rr en mooi foto's, so trip is net soveel meer spesiaal as julje dit saam doen.
Dankie vir die deel. Nieu Bethesda is regtig 'n baie spesiale plekkie, ek was so spyt ons het net een nag daar deur gebring, maar volgende keer sal ons langer daar vertoef en vir DOrsland ook gaan hallo se ;)
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: JMOL on January 29, 2015, 07:42:42 am
Dankie almal.

Baie lekker rr en mooi foto's, so trip is net soveel meer spesiaal as julje dit saam doen.
Dankie vir die deel. Nieu Bethesda is regtig 'n baie spesiale plekkie, ek was so spyt ons het net een nag daar deur gebring, maar volgende keer sal ons langer daar vertoef en vir DOrsland ook gaan hallo se ;)

Ek het nogal gedink om een langnaweek 'n trip soontoe te doen en dan al die paaidjies daar rond te ry, want glo my, daar is baie.
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: BEN TAP on January 29, 2015, 03:38:40 pm
Dankie almal.

Baie lekker rr en mooi foto's, so trip is net soveel meer spesiaal as julje dit saam doen.
Dankie vir die deel. Nieu Bethesda is regtig 'n baie spesiale plekkie, ek was so spyt ons het net een nag daar deur gebring, maar volgende keer sal ons langer daar vertoef en vir DOrsland ook gaan hallo se ;)

Ek het nogal gedink om een langnaweek 'n trip soontoe te doen en dan al die paaidjies daar rond te ry, want glo my, daar is baie.
ry nou net by my verby
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: JMOL on January 29, 2015, 06:21:47 pm
 :biggrin:  Ja Baas
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: Dorsland on January 30, 2015, 09:58:46 am
JMOL, ek dink jy beter vir jou een van daai Personal Locator Beacon goeters koop ingeval jy verdwaal, die ouderdom haal jou nou vinnig in my maat.  Eerstens verdwaal jy tussen die toilet en die bus op Robbeneiland, toe raak jy sommer oupa (veels geluk ou ballie! :lol8:), nou kan nie onthou wat die boer jou oor die dam vertel het nie.  En dis die Beervleidam, nie die Bergvleidam nie  :imaposer: :imaposer:

Laat weet asseblief jou verjaarsdagdatum, ek wil vir jou 'n borslappie vir die kwyl stuur  :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: charliepappa on January 30, 2015, 10:34:42 am
Mooi man!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: Dutchman81 on January 30, 2015, 12:23:32 pm
 :spitcoffee: Ek is darem nou nie al een wat oor oom Jmol se ouderdom besorg is nie... :imaposer:
 






Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: Tiger8 on January 30, 2015, 01:42:38 pm
Mooi geskryf Jaco, lekker gelees. Om so te ry is altyd goed vir die siel, dankie vir die saamry  :thumleft:

Nannie, daar is niks fout met Vis Arend se oλ nie, hy sien mos altyd vir sy mooi vroutjie as hy vir jou kyk  8)
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: ClemS on January 30, 2015, 02:42:18 pm
My bydrae oor die Beervleidam:

The reservoir of the Beervlei Dam needs to be empty at the start of the flood in order to store as much of the flood water as possible. The Karoo sediments in the area contain a lot of salts and it has been found that lengthy storage of water results in high water salinity. The mode of operation is that any floodwater is used as quickly as possible by the downstream irrigators and the reservoir is thus kept empty for flood absorption purposes. A similar flood attenuation dam has been built upstream of the town of Ladysmith (KwaZulu-Natal) and this dam has a large uncontrolled outlet in its base to ensure emptying after a flood. You will see from this explanation that the Beervlei Dam has not been decommissioned as mentioned by Mr Marachel, but is alive and well in its empty state! I have received many queries from members of the public as to why the Beervlei Dam is always empty.  (Paul Roberts (Pr Eng), Secretary: SANCOLD)  http://www.wrc.org.za/Knowledge%20Hub%20Documents/Water%20Wheel/Magazine/WaterWheel_2011_03_May.pdf (http://www.wrc.org.za/Knowledge%20Hub%20Documents/Water%20Wheel/Magazine/WaterWheel_2011_03_May.pdf)   


Lekker gelees JMOL.... Dankie....
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: 4 Kays on January 30, 2015, 02:49:37 pm
JMOL, ek dink jy beter vir jou een van daai Personal Locator Beacon goeters koop ingeval jy verdwaal, die ouderdom haal jou nou vinnig in my maat.  Eerstens verdwaal jy tussen die toilet en die bus op Robbeneiland, toe raak jy sommer oupa (veels geluk ou ballie! :lol8:), nou kan nie onthou wat die boer jou oor die dam vertel het nie.  En dis die Beervleidam, nie die Bergvleidam nie  :imaposer: :imaposer:

Laat weet asseblief jou verjaarsdagdatum, ek wil vir jou 'n borslappie vir die kwyl stuur  :imaposer: :imaposer:

Hoe lekker kap jy die Oom Dorsland  :imaposer:  :peepwall:  :imaposer:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: Mev Vis Arend on January 30, 2015, 07:57:08 pm
Mooi geskryf Jaco, lekker gelees. Om so te ry is altyd goed vir die siel, dankie vir die saamry  :thumleft:

Nannie, daar is niks fout met Vis Arend se oλ nie, hy sien mos altyd vir sy mooi vroutjie as hy vir jou kyk  8)

Aaaaah, dankie vir die mooi compliment.   :)
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: JMOL on January 31, 2015, 10:46:34 am
Dankie julle.

Dankie ook oor die Beervleidam se info.  Op 'n ander trip net hierna het ons by Rietbron gestop en een vd ouens by die klub het so ites verduidelik.

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: ClemS on February 02, 2015, 08:46:47 am
Dankie julle.

Dankie ook oor die Beervleidam se info.  Op 'n ander trip net hierna het ons by Rietbron gestop en een vd ouens by die klub het so ites verduidelik.

 :thumleft:

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: Roxtar on February 10, 2015, 03:00:12 pm
Dit was nou n lekker lees......... dankie vir die inspirasie :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: JMOL on February 11, 2015, 09:43:07 pm
Plesier Roxtar  :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: Gee S on February 16, 2015, 02:34:36 pm
Dit was nou n baie lekker verslag met mooi foto's. Baie dankie. :ricky:
NS. Ek en my vrou is op 19 Januarie 1985 getroud en is nou nog gelukkuger as ooit tevore. :thumleft:
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV) (FINISH)
Post by: JMOL on February 16, 2015, 07:12:19 pm
Baie dankie Gee S.

Ons was die 12de Jan 30 jaar getroud gewees.  Moet se, dit raak al hoe rustiger en lekkerder  ;)

Spot sommer - nee wat - op die ouderdom luister jy net en geniet alles  :biggrin:
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Post by: frans1 on February 27, 2015, 10:03:01 pm
Thanks JMOL vir goeie RR. Mooi kiekies en dankie vir die deel.  Wag vir jou volgende trip!
Title: Re: A HONEYMOON 30 YEARS OVERDUE – (18 SNLV)
Post by: JMOL on February 28, 2015, 09:01:24 am
Dankie Frans.