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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #120 on: September 03, 2013, 06:07:43 pm »
Day 6; Camping on Spreetshoogte Pass:

Upon arrival, which is a lot later than we had hoped, Murphy tries to phone the owners of the camp site, who he had arranged with for us to camp for the night, but to no avail. The stonewalled ablutions are nice and each have a donkie and a lean-to afdak. But the stonewalled cabin looks much more inviting. It is dark and none of us feel like putting up tents.

Then we see some light in the distance at the bottom of the pass. The light slowly gets closer and about 15 minutes later, the owners arrive. WITH FIREWOOD. After some rates negotiations, we have the keys to the cabin and the fire is going strong.

So with a good chow done and after some serious gesels, we hit the sack.
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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #121 on: September 03, 2013, 06:53:50 pm »
Day 7.

WHAT A VIEW TO WAKE UP TO.  :o
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« Reply #122 on: September 03, 2013, 07:21:33 pm »
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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #123 on: September 03, 2013, 07:57:09 pm »
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« Reply #124 on: September 03, 2013, 08:37:22 pm »
Good stuff!
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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #125 on: September 05, 2013, 07:34:48 pm »
Day 7; Spreetshoogte Pass to Swakopmund.

To be able to wake up to such a beautiful view and then still have the anticipation of spending the day, on your DS bike, exploring unknown gravel roads in a foreign country................... how privileged can one be.  :ricky:

We had come halfway down the pass to the camping site at dusk the previous day. So to experience it in the beauty of the dawning day, I rode to the top of the pass and did the ride to the bottom, while the other guys were getting ready. No photos, but the Gopro video will follow at some stage, I hope. Something to look forward to.  :eek7:

I stopped at the bottom of the pass and waited for that amazing sound of approaching DS bikes. The photos tell the story.

In the last picture ..... proof that Pierre's HP is so fast that everything else stands still.  :biggrin:

The first section of gravel road was great.
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« Reply #126 on: September 05, 2013, 07:46:41 pm »
Day 7; Spreetshoogte to Swakop.

Just enjoying the ride..............  :ricky:
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« Reply #127 on: September 06, 2013, 11:38:35 am »
Mooi węreld daai!!!! :thumleft:

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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #128 on: September 07, 2013, 05:42:32 am »
Day 7 to Swakop.

Gravel, straight, LONG, dusty and VERY corrugated.
Hot, cold, clear, misty.
All in one day.
But, what the heck...... it was great.  :ricky: :ricky:
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« Reply #129 on: September 08, 2013, 12:50:00 pm »
DAY 7 AT THE TROPIC OF CAPRICORN IN NAMIBIA.

There was a time that I would never have dreamed that I would ever be able to physically ride a bike again ( that is another report in the making), so to be able to have the opportunity to be here and have this photo taken, is a blessing that a few of my close friends and family will understand.

I thank them for their prayers and I thank God for this amazing blessing.
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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #130 on: September 08, 2013, 06:20:36 pm »
Some more photos taken on the road to Walvis.
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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #131 on: September 09, 2013, 08:12:21 am »
Keep it coming ..............................to the end !!! :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #132 on: September 09, 2013, 11:14:04 am »
Keep it coming ..............................to the end !!! :thumleft:

Morning my boet. Thanks .. will do. You have been very quiet. I've had so little response here lately, I thought I will maar do the RR for myself.  :ricky:

Still wanted to let you know. Came right in GHT. Staying in cottage on Wylie's dairy farm on KWT road just outside GHT. (See pic) Thanks for the help anyway.

Will do some RR again tonight. Added the photos that did not come out above.
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« Reply #133 on: September 09, 2013, 11:26:00 am »
looking at these pics the red GS is sooo much nicer than the cotch colored one.  :deal:

keep it coming DASKOP, looking forward to your solo sections
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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #135 on: September 09, 2013, 05:31:14 pm »
looking at these pics the red GS is sooo much nicer than the cotch colored one.  :deal:

keep it coming DASKOP, looking forward to your solo sections

Yip my boet, and then the man is looking for YELLOW kit as well.  ::)

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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #136 on: September 09, 2013, 05:40:51 pm »
Just a little more photographic evidence of the Tropic of Capricorn.

And whilst all and sundry adorn the rear of the road sign with stickers, our friend Murph always will be different............... :lol8:

Look carefully at the left hand corner of the front of the sign. Will try to post a zoomed in photo next.

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« Reply #137 on: September 09, 2013, 05:51:33 pm »
As promised
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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #138 on: September 09, 2013, 09:42:09 pm »
Daskop, geniet jou rRR moer baie  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Into Africa - DASKOP's 12000km drive
« Reply #139 on: September 09, 2013, 10:22:11 pm »
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All of us here are "Riding" as "Blind Passengers" along ....
... its just a little less dusty .....
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