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Re: Of Tuli and life
« Reply #60 on: March 20, 2013, 02:16:01 pm »
So did the impala, although they are terribly thin.

Impala have the unique ability for its digestive system to adapt to dry seasons. It allows them to change from being predominant grazers to browsers when grasses become scarce. They can also hold back on lambing until the conditions are more suitable. Quite remarkable animals.

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Re: Of Tuli and life
« Reply #61 on: March 20, 2013, 02:21:53 pm »
These guys can't complain about the drought though. Their meals might be a bit chewy, but they sure are easy to acquire.
 

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« Reply #62 on: March 20, 2013, 02:27:26 pm »
We stopped for a sundowner on a hill, and were eagerly awaited by these guys. They are treated to popcorn and water, for which they appear from every nook and cranny.

Quite a view from there.
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Re: Of Tuli and life
« Reply #63 on: March 20, 2013, 02:33:22 pm »
Some pics of Tuli Safari Lodge
 

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Re: Of Tuli and life
« Reply #64 on: March 20, 2013, 02:38:52 pm »
The next morning we left for home on a different route through a small town. It might've been Bobonong?

This is quite common in Botswana- They do not let their departed suffer the African sun.
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« Reply #65 on: March 20, 2013, 03:11:39 pm »

Some pics en route.
These few zebras were the only ones we saw.
The small border crossing at Zanzibar was a breeze.
 

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Re: Of Tuli and life
« Reply #66 on: March 20, 2013, 03:51:52 pm »
Back in SA we made our final stop on the banks of the Phalala River I know so well as it part of our plastic bike home ground. We enjoyed an unforgettable hour here. Very few words were spoken although we had deep and intense communication. We all knew exactly what the others felt and it was profound. It had been such an emotional and grabbing experience, more than I could ever have hoped for.

We had a lekker pilchards, bread, and a cold drink here. Bliss. We didn't want to leave. We didn't want to acknowledge that it's almost over and time to get back to reality.

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Re: Of Tuli and life
« Reply #67 on: March 20, 2013, 04:05:45 pm »
My dad had his left knee replaced on 20 December 2012, and his right knee around two weeks ago. He'll be fine. He's starting his new life after all!



As for me? I will not let the rat race get to me. I will spend quality time with those that matter. Those who think that I'm worth their time.



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Re: Of Tuli and life
« Reply #68 on: March 20, 2013, 04:36:23 pm »
Fok tjom dis "n great RR en ek wens ek kon so iets saam my Pa doen  :deal:  :thumleft: maar dis ongelukig te laat  :'(

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Re: Of Tuli and life
« Reply #69 on: March 20, 2013, 04:37:23 pm »
Baie lekker. Ride report with a difference.
Daai Mashatu is vrek duur sien ek....
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« Reply #70 on: March 20, 2013, 04:41:59 pm »
Baie lekker. Ride report with a difference.
Daai Mashatu is vrek duur sien ek....

Dit is, maar jy kry darem SA afslag en dis regtig 'n besonderse plek.
 

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Re: Of Tuli and life
« Reply #71 on: March 20, 2013, 04:42:41 pm »
Fok tjom dis "n great RR en ek wens ek kon so iets saam my Pa doen  :deal:  :thumleft: maar dis ongelukig te laat  :'(

Dis jammer man.
 

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Re: Of Tuli and life
« Reply #72 on: March 20, 2013, 04:50:50 pm »
Fok tjom dis "n great RR en ek wens ek kon so iets saam my Pa doen  :deal:  :thumleft: maar dis ongelukig te laat  :'(

Dis jammer man.
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Re: Of Tuli and life
« Reply #73 on: March 20, 2013, 05:12:23 pm »
Yeah, :imaposer: the helmets looked a bit dorkey

Meant to ask, your grandpa's the half naked one, right?

Grandpa has the whole James Dean look going there.  ;)

Great ride report, loving the background story too.

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Re: Of Tuli and life
« Reply #74 on: March 20, 2013, 06:56:58 pm »
Thanks for the report, really great!

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Re: Of Tuli and life
« Reply #75 on: March 22, 2013, 08:31:44 am »
Lovely story. Thanks for sharing. Nothing beats quality family time and getting it together in the outdoors like you have is the best.. My grandson is only 9months old now so I've got a year or two to wait before such an adventure!
 

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Re: Of Tuli and life
« Reply #76 on: March 23, 2013, 10:37:42 pm »
That was a delight to read, I love stories like this -It made me reflect on my life and what is important really.

Sad to see the bush life suffer like that. What a memorable experience you must have had, you are seriously blessed  having grown up like that in the best part of the world.

Thank you very much for sharing this with us.

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Re: Re: Of Tuli and life
« Reply #77 on: March 25, 2013, 08:28:34 am »
Thank you all for the kind replies.

BB, I came upon a small newspaper clipping that I will share when I'm back from Moz in a week. 8)


 It raises more questions than it gives answers.

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Re: Of Tuli and life
« Reply #78 on: March 26, 2013, 09:26:47 am »
Thanks Avontier. Great trip and excellent report! You guys (3 generations) will treasure this for life. :thumleft:
 

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Re: Of Tuli and life
« Reply #79 on: March 26, 2013, 09:58:33 am »
Baie goeie RR...het dit baie geniet dankie!  :thumleft:
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