Wild Dog Adventure Riding

General => Wild Dog Pictures => Topic started by: tankgirl on November 26, 2008, 01:11:11 am

Title: twoweekendsandfiftipix
Post by: tankgirl on November 26, 2008, 01:11:11 am
the past two weekends i had the chance to get outta town a bit so here i am pretending to share my "photography" and also having a subtle stab at ride reporting


weekend#1: dikhololo

prior evening's birthday party was still bobbleheading on my shoulders at 7am, but i frantically packed my things and caught me a super sobering shower

the jeep first wanted its revenge for being recklessly abandoned for over a month so i phoned a friend who arrived around 8:30am with jump leads and eventually the beast was up and running

we pulled up right on brunch time and had a bit of a kuier then we all went for a little game drive. the fresh air and pretty scenery more than made up for missing the rugby  :D
mostly we'd be driving around taking pics of everything and anything, veld's quite juicy-looking after the rains

next morning we made it just in time to miss the actual sunrise but hung around the lookout point for a while anyway, went pottering around the "4?4 trail", swam, drank beer, etc,
a stone's throw away, lekker place to chill :)

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weekend#2: heidelberg

'twas silversurfer's turn for a babelas when we set off to heidelberg via redbull-on-bapsfontein and redbull-makes-me-gotta-pee-nigel

trashed my cousin's place, window-shopped a few henley on klip estates, stalked oprah's school for girls, gate crashed some people's model plane air affair, and scored a dozen home made apple pies ;D

after sunday brunch we headed off to visit silversurfer's relatives a few km's away where they run an accommodation site for school / church camping groups etc. pity no alcohol :P

the surfer leg-butted a chunk of wood but one spiderman-sized plaster patched him up just fine. there's an enormous swimming pool, some horses wandering around, a cool view from the koppie, moerse boma, and lots of space for kids to get up to mischief 8)

heading back home we checked an army of eland on the suikerbosrand reserve fence's greener side. quite pleasant scenery all the way, really a nice time of year to be 'out there'

looming up ahead, though, was a thundery rain storm. destination: soaked. sarcastically rewarded with a precious little rainbow. our supply of daylight ran out just before we touched down but i must say a steamy shower never felt that good!

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all pics taken with Kodak EasyShare Z710 :P
Title: Re: twoweekendsandfiftipix
Post by: Iron Shark on November 26, 2008, 01:35:20 am
Nice one TG but who's bleeding leg and what happened???  :mwink:

Love the pics of the Eland oooops    KUDU    !!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: twoweekendsandfiftipix
Post by: dustsucker on November 27, 2008, 05:07:25 pm
aaawww, can`t see nadda, photobucket on on firewall`s hate list.
Title: Re: twoweekendsandfiftipix
Post by: Watty on November 27, 2008, 05:16:21 pm

Love the pics of the Eland!!!  :thumleft:

Huh  ???  I see kudu, impala, rooi hardebees, waterbuck, a sable antelope, swart wildebees, zebra, even a red Jeep Wrangler - but no eland!  :eek7:
Title: Re: twoweekendsandfiftipix
Post by: Iron Shark on November 27, 2008, 05:36:22 pm
Nice one TG but who's bleeding leg and what happened???  :mwink:

Love the pics of the Eland oooops    "fixed"     KUDU    !!!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: twoweekendsandfiftipix
Post by: Usurper on November 27, 2008, 06:05:43 pm

Love the pics of the Eland!!!  :thumleft:

Huh  ???  I see kudu, impala, rooi hardebees, waterbuck, a sable antelope, swart wildebees, zebra, even a red Jeep Wrangler - but no eland!  :eek7:

The 2 of them licking their ... hummm... inner thighs  :mwink:
Title: Re: twoweekendsandfiftipix
Post by: Bus on November 28, 2008, 02:52:54 pm
Ai tog

Silversurfer is bekend daarvoor om altyd 'n besering op te doen...

So wanneer kry die CBX knobblies, jou taaier?

Of nog beter, wanneer ruil jy hom in vir 'n DS?
Title: Re: twoweekendsandfiftipix
Post by: tankgirl on November 28, 2008, 08:02:43 pm
two are of eland... what we saw none of was giraffe, odd...
my personal fave was the dewy grassblade  ;D

Quote from: Iron Shark
who's bleeding leg and what happened???  :mwink:
lol no that's not my hairy leg, jy " :mwink: " verniet!
:D
Quote from: Bus
Silversurfer is bekend daarvoor om altyd 'n besering op te doen...
w3rd y0.

Quote from: Usurper
The 2 of them licking their ... hummm... inner thighs
lol that was very lucky timing, almost a mirrororrimage  :P
Title: Re: twoweekendsandfiftipix
Post by: Iron Shark on November 28, 2008, 08:26:40 pm
Hey tankgirl the  :mwink: was for the graze and blood, I was pretty sure it couldn't have been yours!  :imaposer:
Title: Re: twoweekendsandfiftipix
Post by: Maverick on December 05, 2008, 04:01:43 pm
Great shot this

(http://s67.photobucket.com/albums/h283/TankGirl4/dikhololo7.jpg)

As is all the rest!
Title: Re: twoweekendsandfiftipix
Post by: shark_za on December 07, 2008, 10:43:44 am
You were less than 5km from the big rock and the riverbed.
Did you take the Wrangler through it, up it?
Title: Re: twoweekendsandfiftipix
Post by: tankgirl on July 05, 2009, 09:16:08 pm
Quote from: shark_za
You were less than 5km from the big rock and the riverbed.
Did you take the Wrangler through it, up it?
there was this fenced-in "44 course" but it's not much of a trail really, i think they use it more for quad rides but there was one pretty deep pool of water that almost covered the bonnet as we entered (admittedly with a big splash) - charl took a few video clips, these are some still frames:
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and no, i don't specifically remember a really big rock so i think that we probably missed it :-\