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MY 1ST EC BASH, BUT NOT THE LAST
« on: May 18, 2014, 06:45:11 pm »
After we voted on Wednesday, we left East London for Cradock.  The idea was to show David my area when I was a child . . . .  

It was Dutchman81's birthday, so we stopped at his place for a coffee and chocolate cake - thanks again Rocco.  The thing with David and I is that we always change the route as we go and today was no exception.  After Bedford we headed towards Klipfontein where my uncle was a teacher at a farm school for more than 25 years.  From Klipfontein we headed towards Witmos, over the mountain to Cradock via Mortimer.

First of all I want to say that 99% of the photo's were taken by David and not by me.


The building that was the house and hostel for many kids years ago.  You cannot see the school from where we are.



After Witmos we took this 2 spoor road to Mortimer.



« Last Edit: May 18, 2014, 06:47:27 pm by JMOL »
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Re: MY 1ST EC BASH, BUT NOT THE LAST
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2014, 06:56:37 pm »
Just as we arrived in Cradock, it started to rain.  The plan for the following day was to go to Baroda, Visrivier Station and then work our way towards Nieu Bethesda and Dorsland, but the rain caught us as we joined the road towards Graaff Reinet.

Everything is ready to go, but I forgot my hand gloves in the house.  Unlock every gate again and go and look for it - EISH!!!



Close to Baroda.



Now you see it . . .



Now it's gone . . . .



The further we ride, the colder it gets.



Another day in Africa.





We stopped to eat and for the rain to go past us - as said - IT WAS COLD


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Re: MY 1ST EC BASH, BUT NOT THE LAST
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2014, 06:58:40 pm »
Gooi.. Ek ry saam  :ricky:

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Re: MY 1ST EC BASH, BUT NOT THE LAST
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2014, 06:59:10 pm »
wag in spanning hier....  :sip:
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Re: MY 1ST EC BASH, BUT NOT THE LAST
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2014, 07:03:29 pm »
Lyk na mooi paaie wat julle gery het J, ek gaan nou saamry oppie RR. Ek sal graag eendag 'n paar saam met julle ouens wil verken as julle weer dié kant toe kom.
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Re: MY 1ST EC BASH, BUT NOT THE LAST
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2014, 07:04:26 pm »
Sien nou eers daai stofie.  Kyk enige ou wat 'n stofie saamry klink na my tipe adventure biker  ;D
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Re: MY 1ST EC BASH, BUT NOT THE LAST
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2014, 07:04:47 pm »
Was 15jaar laas op Motimire toe OVK nog die lusern daar gemaal het vir die Veevoer fabriek op Queenstown, hoe lyk dit nog daar?

Laat ek maar die  :sip: koffie pot opsit.
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Re: MY 1ST EC BASH, BUT NOT THE LAST
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2014, 07:06:41 pm »
Pragtige pad om te travel. Great pic's en RR  :thumleft:
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Re: MY 1ST EC BASH, BUT NOT THE LAST
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2014, 07:06:59 pm »
During the night it rained again and I started to make plans to go to the bash via Graaff Reinet - all tar.  David told me that out of experience he knows that the roads get dry very quickly.  OK - then we take the original route . . . .

From Cradock towards Swaershoek it was easy.  This was taken on top of Swaershoek, just before you go down towards Pearston / Somerset East.



Somewhere between here and there.





Don't know what the name of the pass is, but it is before Pearston.



I waited and waited at the bottom of the pass, but when I went back to see where David was, I was greeted by this.

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Re: MY 1ST EC BASH, BUT NOT THE LAST
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2014, 07:11:32 pm »
Was 15jaar laas op Motimire toe OVK nog die lusern daar gemaal het vir die Veevoer fabriek op Queenstown, hoe lyk dit nog daar?

Laat ek maar die  :sip: koffie pot opsit.

Diffie - die plek lyk maar nog soos altyd.  Hulle was besig om te stem toe ons daarverby sleep.  Nie seker of die Kooperasie nog oop is nie.

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Re: MY 1ST EC BASH, BUT NOT THE LAST
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2014, 07:13:32 pm »
Jis man,  daai nuwe avatar van joune is darem iets om op trots die wees  :thumleft:

O ja, ek is nou ingeval Kaptein
« Last Edit: May 18, 2014, 07:14:22 pm by Dorsland »
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Re: MY 1ST EC BASH, BUT NOT THE LAST
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2014, 07:16:31 pm »
OK, I give up... where was his kit  ???
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Re: MY 1ST EC BASH, BUT NOT THE LAST
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2014, 07:20:49 pm »
J, waar het daai pas wat by Pearston uitkom, begin?  Sal graag so 'n loop wil doen, kan dalk 'n lekker dagrit wees.
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Re: MY 1ST EC BASH, BUT NOT THE LAST
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2014, 07:21:25 pm »
I'm not a person who would like to be part of stats, so I visited Bie for a very nice coffee.  He gave us a nice route towards Steytlerville, and yes - it was a beautiful scenery.

Greeting the WD of Jansenville  - thanks again Bie.



Wehre is the WD that said that nobody would know where this is??   :deal:   :biggrin:



The name says it all.



We met Fireboy and Darrel in Steyterville (was planned like that).

After a meal in Willowmore,



We head off towards the Bash.


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Re: MY 1ST EC BASH, BUT NOT THE LAST
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2014, 07:22:05 pm »
Nou ry ek lekker saam  :biggrin:
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Re: MY 1ST EC BASH, BUT NOT THE LAST
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2014, 07:24:05 pm »
Jup - the kit is at my moms place as we slept 2 nights in Cradock.  The panniers were actually empty.
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Re: MY 1ST EC BASH, BUT NOT THE LAST
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2014, 07:27:28 pm »
Dorsland. 

Vanaf Cradock ry jy by die skougronde uit na Mortimer se kant to vir seker 4 kilos.  Draai dan regs oor die spoorlyn na Swaershoek en volg die pad vir seker so 50 kilos waar jy regs moet draai en dan ry jy Pearston toe. 
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Re: MY 1ST EC BASH, BUT NOT THE LAST
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2014, 07:31:30 pm »
The following morning we decided to have a look at the various places in the kloof that we always pass when riding there.

Makadaat Caves.







Tree House.





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Re: MY 1ST EC BASH, BUT NOT THE LAST
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2014, 07:51:42 pm »
We saw this stranger and decided to hi-jack her  :imaposer:



After that we went to Verlorenrivier.



David doesn't have a cell phone, but he can smell a "tikie box" a 1 000 sea miles away  ;D



Some kiekies of the campsite.









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« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2014, 07:53:11 pm »
Kwaai mooi, laaik jou roete.   :thumleft:  
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