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Offline wilddoc

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Namibia trip Photos Videos and a Fall
« on: May 21, 2013, 07:53:58 am »
I am going to do the whole RR just want to try the You Tube video first.
http://youtu.be/t2b8vPUBTtU
An Ostrich running next to me in Swakop river.
 

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Re: Namibia trip Photos Videos and a Fall
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 08:16:04 am »
A few of us are going to be there in a months time - cant wait for your RR - let us know were you were and what the highlights were [ and lowlights ] also which places you stayed at,  that you recommend . :sip:
 

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Re: Namibia trip Photos Videos and a Fall
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013, 08:17:01 am »
Ok it works.
Will do the RR this week.
Lang storie met baie fotos
Nog een Video met Springbok maar moet dit eers redigeer
 

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Re: Namibia trip Photos Videos and a Fall
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2013, 08:18:47 am »
Bliksem maar daai volstruis motor!  :lol8:

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Re: Namibia trip Photos Videos and a Fall
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 08:34:39 am »
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Re: Namibia trip Photos Videos and a Fall
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2013, 08:40:39 am »
Come now..... (deep voice)......



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Re: Namibia trip Photos Videos and a Fall
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2013, 08:51:36 am »
I am still trying to get the Video of the fall to work.
Here is a Video of a Springbuck going at 60 km/h.
It looks so easy but the whole time I need to make sure I do not hit a sandy patch and watch that the Springbuck does not suddenly decide to dart infront of me.
http://youtu.be/Lggy6SRDaoY
Will do the complete RR later.
Had to down size the photos first.That is done .So hope to start Wednesday night to
 

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Re: Namibia trip Photos Videos and a Fall
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2013, 07:26:28 pm »
Nice Videos Leon, glad you back safe, I await the ride report. We riased R 17 000 for our Katse trip see www.pinkdrive.co.za for the ride report cheers,
 

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Re: Namibia trip Photos Videos and a Fall
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2013, 08:41:50 pm »
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Re: Namibia trip Photos Videos and a Fall
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2013, 07:42:41 pm »
Pics?..........
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Re: Namibia trip Photos Videos and a Fall
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2013, 08:32:16 pm »
Ok Now for the RR
I trailered my bike up to Bloem Tuesday night and started my trip from there.Wednesday 8May and was back in Bloem Saturday 18May.Just over 4000 km on the bike.
Trip plan : Bloem to Karasburg day 1
Karas to Sesriem Day 2
Sesriem to Walvis Day 3
Day trips around Swakop to the Welwitchia plains, Spitskoppe,Hentiesbaai,Brandberg.
Trip back Via the Bosua pass to Windhoek. From there tar home.Slept at Mariental and otherside of Upington.

I had a great time lovely views and empty spaces.Roads were good except between Solitair and Kuisep Pass where I bought a plot when I lost the plot in the sand.My KTM needed a new paint job any way.

Now for some Photos
 

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Re: Namibia trip Photos Videos and a Fall
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2013, 08:56:54 pm »
After a good nights rest and lekker stort in the open Showers.
Another Shi*t day in Africa.
The road between Solitair and Kuiseb was not graded for a long time so lots of sand in the Driffies.
I would have liked to camp in the desert but you need Permits if you go off the main road so I pushed on to Walvis.
Then to Langstrand where we had a Birthday get together for my brothers 50th.
 

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Re: Namibia trip Photos Videos and a Fall
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2013, 08:58:25 pm »
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I am not getting enough of Namibia

Back for a few weeks and I want to go again...  :)

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Re: Namibia trip Photos Videos and a Fall
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2013, 09:12:00 pm »
I did a few daytrips.
Just about every time I did a trip I realize that you must go with full kit and all your tools and spares.Water and do not think that there is petrol at every pump.
The distances might not be long but it takes more time than what you think.So take snacks and water.
 

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Re: Namibia trip Photos Videos and a Fall
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2013, 09:14:53 pm »
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Re: Namibia trip Photos Videos and a Fall
« Reply #15 on: May 22, 2013, 09:28:43 pm »
Had a bit of fun in the dunes on the Quads.
A few things that I have learnt
Bring tools and bolts and nuts.
Check every day.I lost a few on these roads.
Slow down before the driffies and then accelerate through the sand.It takes Balls to accelerate through the sand if you are on 100km/h.
Good tires I did not get any flats.Had to replace my chain in Swakop.
Then back to Windhoek and home.
I will be back.
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Re: Namibia trip Photos Videos and a Fall
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2013, 09:34:51 pm »
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Re: Namibia trip Photos Videos and a Fall
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2013, 09:38:31 pm »
Thanks for a great RR. Such a trip is a must!!
 

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Re: Namibia trip Photos Videos and a Fall
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2013, 10:06:53 pm »
Nothing better than Nam for a clear the head and soul trip....

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Re: Namibia trip Photos Videos and a Fall
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2013, 11:09:00 pm »
Great RR.
Got to go do Namibia soon.  :ricky:
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