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Re: Orange Desert Sky
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2014, 02:03:57 pm »
Absolutely exceptional photos!  That landscape is beyond amazing.
 

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Re: Orange Desert Sky
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2014, 02:04:54 pm »
Wow!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Orange Desert Sky
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2014, 02:13:45 pm »
It poured - but not as much as 100km away, where it completely destroyed the track we were planning to take through the Richterseveld. We went for breakfast down by the river, to wash away the previous day's dirt... and a beautiful river it is indeed in the morning light!





Then it was off to Vioolsdrift to cross the border for fuel. And loiter in Felix's pool for four hours. The heat had taken most of what I had left at this point, so sadly I have very few pictures of the last two days.





Seriously, if you haven't seen this area, you owe it to yourself. But try in winter. We were riding with 3 litre camelbacks and up to another 7 litres on the bikes, and sometimes it still wasn't enough.



To get the best out of it, you also need up to 500km worth of fuel, and you're a long way from help, so bear that in mind. It was a hard trip, but an absolutely unforgettable one.

I leave you with one final picture, this time from the Richtersveld, which we rode through on our way back to Springbok. I can only thank the gods, the stars and the big celestial bunny in the sky that we are lucky enough to have experiences such as these.



Go see the slideshow in Flickr for the full-screen experience...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/27204682@N03/sets/72157641217170423/

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Re: Orange Desert Sky
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2014, 02:40:22 pm »
Wow! Wow! Wow!

And thank you for sharing  :thumleft:
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Re: Orange Desert Sky
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2014, 04:43:01 pm »
The photographs and the composition thereof is just brilliant :)
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Re: Orange Desert Sky
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2014, 05:22:04 pm »
Wow wow wow!
 

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Re: Orange Desert Sky
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2014, 09:08:14 pm »
You  made me update the Bucket list.
 

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Re: Orange Desert Sky
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2014, 10:24:03 pm »
Stunning photo's ... I had no idea!

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Orange Desert Sky
« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2014, 11:03:11 am »
Another very lekker ride  :thumleft:
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Re: Orange Desert Sky
« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2014, 12:17:27 pm »
 :thumleft:

I am inexorably drawn to the desert and it's splendour.

Your pics does it justice  -  I did tell you it was hot, hey!
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Re: Orange Desert Sky
« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2014, 01:07:42 pm »
Your stories are exceptional, allowing us to traipse along with you on your trips, which is a true gift in a writer and story teller...

but that ability is a mere shadow of your true gift, to present us with photo's that are mind-numbingly breathtaking...

You sure do amazing RR's! 
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Re: Orange Desert Sky
« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2014, 04:05:22 pm »
Humbling comments - thank you!

* And Dave 'Beserker' Gouws, thanks for the tracks ;) Lovely...

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Re: Orange Desert Sky
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2014, 05:08:09 pm »
Absolute fantastik!
 

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Re: Orange Desert Sky
« Reply #33 on: February 23, 2014, 07:25:01 am »
Would love to do that ride, and take pictures like that when I'm big!!!
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Re: Orange Desert Sky
« Reply #34 on: February 23, 2014, 07:32:25 am »
Nice trippie Panda. I do visit that area quite often, either in my 4x4 or on the bike. It's like being in Namibia on home soil. Space and solitude.
I have never been there in summer, I wonder why  ;)
 

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Re: Orange Desert Sky
« Reply #35 on: February 23, 2014, 10:20:08 pm »
Wow! Wow! Wow!

And thank you for sharing  :thumleft:

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Re: Orange Desert Sky
« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2014, 12:56:17 am »
We traversed this area last year September. Serenity and beauty in abundance with tracks to drool over and scenery to inspire the soull..

Great RR!!


 

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Re: Orange Desert Sky
« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2014, 08:36:49 am »
stunning photos,awesome ride  :thumleft:
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Re: Orange Desert Sky
« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2014, 09:13:41 am »
* And Dave 'Beserker' Gouws, thanks for the tracks ;) Lovely...

Anytime, you make them look so good through your lens....
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Re: Orange Desert Sky
« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2014, 06:13:43 am »
Beautiful photos  :drif: Thanks MaxPanda I always enjoy your Ride reports so much  :thumleft: