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Streams, wild trout, mountains & 2012 Bash
« on: September 27, 2012, 12:14:46 pm »
Chorse from Pretoria and I from windy Port Elizabeth decided that this bash would give us the perfect opportunity to do some wild trout stream angling and so plans were made.
Wednesday the 19th arrived and we were off to Lupela Lodge. I tell you that the internet does not do this gem of a hideout justice anyway after some boring dirt roads we arrived at the spot and the timing was so good we were within minutes of each other.
After quickly off loading we went to drop a fly into the spectacular stream and Chorse pulled first blood and I only had two knocks, dark settled and off for a braai we went.
The next morning we were up before the chickens and loaded the bikes and off into the mountains we rode following the stream and wow the fun began, I picked up my biggest wild rainbow which measured over 30cm and plenty smaller ones
Lunch plans had us ride Joubert pass into Lady Grey, while we were chilling at the little tavern GP arrived and with great relief joined us at Lupela. Chorse gave GP a spare rod and down to the streams we went where GP caught his first two trout ever and he’s now hooked.
Friday morning we loaded up and off to the bash we went with a terrible wind and rain here and there we finally arrived at the bash and quickly scouted the field to find the spot with the best wind protection which had to be at the end of the field but an excellent choice after seeing the other dogs battle.
The ablutions were clean and maintained all the sh1t the dogs could give and hot water was never short,the braai packs were freaking awesome and seeing old friends from previous bashes was the highlight of the trip.
I was too cold and had no ambition to outride on Saturday. Sunday was on us too quick and down to Rhodes Chorse and myself went, we had plotted to do the Bidstone pass but I disappointed Chorse by not wanting to take the chance after the hail and rain on Friday and I now regret not doing it but I will go and do it in the near future.
We left Rhodes on Monday morning to spend Monday fishing Lupela and leaving for home on Tuesday. We left on an extreme high after excellent fishing and bashing.
A big thanks to all those involved with the organising of the bash and the farmer brown for letting us all tear up his field.
Now for the photos and some info on each one, enjoy.
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Re: Streams, wild trout, mountains & 2012 Bash
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012, 12:26:50 pm »
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Re: Streams, wild trout, mountains & 2012 Bash
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2012, 12:27:48 pm »
So what was the ACTUAL size of the fish you caught?
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Re: Streams, wild trout, mountains & 2012 Bash
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2012, 12:32:13 pm »
wow  you lucky feeeeeeeesh    uhmmm no "pun" intended  :)

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Re: Streams, wild trout, mountains & 2012 Bash
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2012, 12:32:43 pm »
This is how you supposed to do it. Nice :thumleft:
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Re: Streams, wild trout, mountains & 2012 Bash
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2012, 12:34:14 pm »
Thought we would trade our bikes in for the donkeys
Last photos Jouberts pass

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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2012, 12:34:34 pm »
Excellent RR John. Thats the way to do it.
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2012, 12:41:16 pm »
pity the strip road on Jouberts pass was locked.
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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2012, 12:44:58 pm »
Did you notice the railway reverse cuttings?
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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2012, 12:48:03 pm »
cold weather and the naughty triplets
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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2012, 12:49:09 pm »
Those reverse cuttings were considered to be a fine example of extreme railway engineering. Rail engineers used to come from all over the world to admire it, and now the tracks are lying in the sun and rusting away. Sad.
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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2012, 12:54:37 pm »
bash and a Guzzi
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« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2012, 01:03:10 pm »
6=bergie or boss man
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« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2012, 01:10:17 pm »
Those reverse cuttings were considered to be a fine example of extreme railway engineering. Rail engineers used to come from all over the world to admire it, and now the tracks are lying in the sun and rusting away. Sad.

OK - whats a Reverse Cutting for the non-informed to become informed???? ???
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« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2012, 01:10:58 pm »
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« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2012, 01:21:53 pm »
Those reverse cuttings were considered to be a fine example of extreme railway engineering. Rail engineers used to come from all over the world to admire it, and now the tracks are lying in the sun and rusting away. Sad.

OK - whats a Reverse Cutting for the non-informed to become informed???? ???

Because of the steep mountainous terrain, cuttings (dug outs) were made to assist trains traverse the terrain.
It then basically meant the train would go slightly uphill, stop, do a track switch over (shunting) and reverse further uphill, till the next switch over point.

A Zig Zag move over the mountain.

 

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« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2012, 01:29:08 pm »
Those reverse cuttings were considered to be a fine example of extreme railway engineering. Rail engineers used to come from all over the world to admire it, and now the tracks are lying in the sun and rusting away. Sad.

OK - whats a Reverse Cutting for the non-informed to become informed???? ???

Because of the steep mountainous terrain, cuttings (dug outs) were made to assist trains traverse the terrain.
It then basically meant the train would go slightly uphill, stop, do a track switch over (shunting) and reverse further uphill, till the next switch over point.

A Zig Zag move over the mountain.



Thanks Dookie - now informed!  :thumleft:
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Re: Streams, wild trout, mountains & 2012 Bash
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2012, 02:04:54 pm »
Thanks Drazil, GP, Spozzy and all the other dogs for a lekker bash.

Well organised, great venue and fantastic company.

As Drazil mentioned, we used the bash as an excuse to get in some trout fishing....about time  :thumleft:

Lupela lodge turned out to be a great choice and a place that I would recommend to anyone.

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Re: Streams, wild trout, mountains & 2012 Bash
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2012, 02:06:41 pm »
Sweet view from Lupela lodge


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7.5km of river to ourselves


 

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Re: Streams, wild trout, mountains & 2012 Bash
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2012, 02:08:05 pm »
Joubert's pass

Smoke break

Lady Grey

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