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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #80 on: January 21, 2014, 08:32:08 pm »
Lekker man.
Were all of the photos taken with the GoPro? They are surprisingly good.
How did you mount the GoPro?
I was considering getting a still camera rather than a video camera, but of the Gopro can deliver this kind of quality them maybe I should reconsider....
 

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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #81 on: January 21, 2014, 08:39:17 pm »
Just what I needed ... some new roads to be done asap.

Thanks for sharing.

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You will see that at the end of my trip I did some back road riding in your neck of the woods. Places that I never considered before, but WOW did they surprise me.
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #82 on: January 21, 2014, 08:51:49 pm »
Lekker man.
Were all of the photos taken with the GoPro? They are surprisingly good.
How did you mount the GoPro?
I was considering getting a still camera rather than a video camera, but of the Gopro can deliver this kind of quality them maybe I should reconsider....

Most of the photos were taken with the Gopro which is mounted on the side of my helmet. See photo 1 below.

Where you see a small bit of my helmet in the left hand top corner, those are stills taken from a Gopro video. See photo 2.

The other where you see more of the helmet was when the Gopro was set to stills. Photo 3.

The others were taken with a Sony DSC - RX100 or my S4. It would be ideal if you can have a small DSC in conjunction with the Gopro.

The addition of the remote made the Gopro so much more useful. It is a great tool for what we do.

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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #83 on: January 21, 2014, 09:12:19 pm »
So ver baie netjies Boet, jy hou van alleen ry ne.  :thumleft:
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #84 on: January 21, 2014, 09:22:31 pm »

Once in The Hell, the consideration is very strong to go back and do the ride again. But it is late in the day and we still have to arrange accommodation and chow.

And, maybe, ride to the end of the Kloof.

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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #85 on: January 21, 2014, 09:26:36 pm »
Maar ek ry nogsteeds lekker saam  :biggrin:

Daardie verduideliking vd GoPro laat my nou 2x dink  :)
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #86 on: January 21, 2014, 09:27:25 pm »
So ver baie netjies Boet, jy hou van alleen ry ne.  :thumleft:

Ja Diffie. Dit is moeilik om te verduidelik.

Terapie, swaer, terapie. Dis maar 'n ding wat jy op jou eie moet doen. Die afgelee paaie het my nou al so vasgevang dat dit amper 'n obsessie raak.

Ek kan die ding elke dag vir die res van my lewe doen, moet nou nog net die pond daarvoor vind.

Groete daar vir almal.
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #87 on: January 21, 2014, 09:30:16 pm »
Maar ek ry nogsteeds lekker saam  :biggrin:

Daardie verduideliking vd GoPro laat my nou 2x dink  :)

Hoe gaan dit daar J? Voorspoed vir die jaar. Baie veilige myle vir jou.

Wat het jy tot nou toe oorweeg aangaande die situasie?
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #88 on: January 21, 2014, 09:36:51 pm »
Hoe gaan dit daar J? Voorspoed vir die jaar. Baie veilige myle vir jou.
Wat het jy tot nou toe oorweeg aangaande die situasie?

Gaan goed dankie - veilige kilo's vir jou ook.

Het nogal gedink aan GoPro, veral as Ou Bees kiekies neem van die kant ens, dan sal ek die voorgrond dek  ;D
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #89 on: January 21, 2014, 10:11:24 pm »

After saying goodbye to our new friends who would contact Marc's wife we head to the shop / restaurant which is owned by the last remaining descendant of the original families that lived in Gamkaskloof.

We book a camp site, order some meat for our braai and set up camp a short distance down the road.

Back to the restaurant for some refreshments and once again we meet some more very friendly people. They are staying at the end of the kloof and invite us to take a ride down there.
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #90 on: January 21, 2014, 10:39:33 pm »
Seeing those photos going down to "Die Hel" brought back memories when we did the trip! Needless to say I either looked at the cliff face or the back of "A's" helmet because I am petrified of heights! L
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #91 on: January 22, 2014, 10:33:26 am »

Time for a ride down to the end of the Kloof.

Marc just missed this snake by centimeters.
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #92 on: January 22, 2014, 10:54:46 am »
That makes it even scarier to go down there! :eek7:L
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #93 on: January 22, 2014, 11:35:55 am »
Blarry flippen lekker trip!!!

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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #94 on: January 22, 2014, 03:41:58 pm »

The scenery up the kloof is amazing.
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #95 on: January 23, 2014, 02:52:43 pm »

The solitude of Gamkaskloof.................................. Leave only your footprints.
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #96 on: January 23, 2014, 02:59:38 pm »

The solitude of Gamkaskloof.................................. Leave only your footprints.


Bliksem boet. but you are anchored to mother earth with those feet!! Size 14?  :peepwall:
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« Reply #97 on: January 23, 2014, 03:19:43 pm »

The solitude of Gamkaskloof.................................. Leave only your footprints.


Bliksem boet. but you are anchored to mother earth with those feet!! Size 14?  :peepwall:

No man, it is a close up.................................... :laughing4:
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Re: A chance Wilddog encounter in the Swartberg Pass
« Reply #98 on: January 23, 2014, 04:08:12 pm »
You know what they say about the size of your feet  ;D L
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« Reply #99 on: January 23, 2014, 04:51:09 pm »
You know what they say about the size of your feet  ;D L


Yup, you need big shoes............ :sip:
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