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Re: FISRT NATIONAL BASH BY THE VIS ARENDE (KALAHARI)
« Reply #80 on: October 14, 2014, 05:09:16 am »
Lekker report  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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« Reply #81 on: October 14, 2014, 06:06:13 am »
Baie lekker RR. Dit bly 'n mooi deel van ons land. Die voeltjie in die boom sonder naam is 'n Wit Katlagter.
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Re: FISRT NATIONAL BASH BY THE VIS ARENDE (KALAHARI)
« Reply #82 on: October 14, 2014, 06:07:25 am »
 :biggrin:

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Re: FISRT NATIONAL BASH BY THE VIS ARENDE (KALAHARI)
« Reply #83 on: October 14, 2014, 06:07:57 am »
Baie lekker RR. Dit bly 'n mooi deel van ons land. Die voeltjie in die boom sonder naam is 'n Wit Katlagter.
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Re: FISRT NATIONAL BASH BY THE VIS ARENDE (KALAHARI)
« Reply #84 on: October 14, 2014, 06:11:14 am »
DAY 6 – RICHMOND TO KING WILLIAM’S TOWN

A quick glance at the map showed a gravel road from Richmond to Middelburg.  A phone call to JMOL and our route from Middelburg to Cradock was sorted via some gravel back roads with a mix of good gravel highways to a tweespoor through some farm gates.  From Cradock the plan was to head straight for home via the tar.

We left once again early straight into the upcoming sun.
Leaving Richmond


On the gravel between Richmond and Middelburg






Nannie se bokkie.  I am still in her good books for that prezzie.












We saw these funny marks on the road, can anyone tell what caused it and why.  Is it a jackal or something that took a dust bath?






Close to Middelburg




Smoke brake for me again and Nannie agter die stange.


She can also do that BMW thing, meerkat………….

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Re: FIRST NATIONAL BASH BY THE VIS ARENDE (KALAHARI)
« Reply #85 on: October 14, 2014, 06:12:58 am »
Between Middelburg and Cradock we took the turnoff to Tafelberg.
Passing an old church.


We saw 3 young kudus, stopped and took some photos.


They turned around and jumped the fence, one did not jump but instead, it went straight through the fence.  In the process his one front leg got stuck in die fence.  I jumped of the bike and ran towards to kudu to free it from the fence.  As I got to him I reached out towards him to free the poor animal.  I think he got such a fright that he gave one jerk and freed himself.  He stood up, looked me briefly in the eyes and disappeared into the bushes.  Nannie managed to capture some of it on video, I will post it later.
Here I rush towards the kudu.


Boer maak ‘n plan.  A brilliant invention for a farm gate.






Seems to be the Grootbrak River that later becomes the Great Fish River. 






Getting closer to Cradock






We stopped in Cradock for a bite at the Wimpy.  There and then we decided to take a detour via the Swaershoekpas, instead of straight home on tar. 
On our way up Swaershoekpas.










The other side over the pas

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Re: FISRT NATIONAL BASH BY THE VIS ARENDE (KALAHARI)
« Reply #86 on: October 14, 2014, 06:15:43 am »
The GPS was set for a route through the mountains on roads unknown to me.  We enjoyed this route.  At stages it looked like Baviaans. 






























































Crossing the Great Fish River




From here it was back on tar for the last 150km to King.

We arrived safely home with great memories.  This was one of our best short trips.  We got to see and do so much in such a short time.
The Karretjie behaved well and passed the test with flying colours. 

Thanks to all for the arrangements of the National Bash.  It was good to see old friends there and to meet new ones. 

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Re: FISRT NATIONAL BASH BY THE VIS ARENDE (KALAHARI)
« Reply #87 on: October 14, 2014, 06:17:24 am »
Here is the video of the attempt to free the kudu

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Re: FIRST NATIONAL BASH BY THE VIS ARENDE (KALAHARI)
« Reply #88 on: October 14, 2014, 06:44:05 am »
Great RR and pics  :thumleft:
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Re: FIRST NATIONAL BASH BY THE VIS ARENDE (KALAHARI)
« Reply #89 on: October 14, 2014, 07:08:39 am »
Great RR and plenty of stunning pics! This is how life should be lived. Thanks, Arende, for taking us along  :) :) :thumleft:
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Re: FIRST NATIONAL BASH BY THE VIS ARENDE (KALAHARI)
« Reply #90 on: October 14, 2014, 08:20:25 am »
Definitief Wilddog ambassadeurs, julle twee. :thumleft:
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Re: FIRST NATIONAL BASH BY THE VIS ARENDE (KALAHARI)
« Reply #91 on: October 14, 2014, 08:28:51 am »
Definitief Wilddog ambassadeurs, julle twee. :thumleft:

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Re: FIRST NATIONAL BASH BY THE VIS ARENDE (KALAHARI)
« Reply #92 on: October 14, 2014, 08:30:38 am »
What a bloody marvelous RR!  :thumleft:  All I want to do now is ride out to Riemvasmaak and enjoy that area...
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« Reply #93 on: October 14, 2014, 09:12:03 am »
Nes WB daar se julle is regtig ysters en geniet die lewe!
Dankie weereens vir die nice RR en mooi foto's :thumleft:
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« Reply #94 on: October 14, 2014, 09:23:53 am »
BAIE dankie vir die mooi komplimente, almal.   :) :)
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« Reply #95 on: October 14, 2014, 09:41:20 am »
G8 Report, thanks for sharing  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

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« Reply #96 on: October 14, 2014, 09:51:57 am »
Baie dankie vir julle moeite met die RR  :thumleft:  na julle mooi fotos van Riemvasmaak wil ek die plek graag sien ...dit sal seker onplesierig warm wees daar in Desember ?
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« Reply #97 on: October 14, 2014, 10:16:30 am »
Wow brilliant RR I feel as if I was with you guys on this trip..
I envy every man that has not been to Africa, for he has so much to look forward too.
 

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« Reply #98 on: October 14, 2014, 10:30:34 am »
Baie dankie vir julle moeite met die RR  :thumleft:  na julle mooi fotos van Riemvasmaak wil ek die plek graag sien ...dit sal seker onplesierig warm wees daar in Desember ?

Dit was woes warm toe ons nou daar was, maar die blyplekkies het aircon in.  As julle daar wil oorslaap stel ek voor julle boek vooraf.  Daar is nie baie verblyf beskikbaar nie. 
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« Reply #99 on: October 14, 2014, 10:50:40 am »
Baie dankie vir julle moeite met die RR  :thumleft:  na julle mooi fotos van Riemvasmaak wil ek die plek graag sien ...dit sal seker onplesierig warm wees daar in Desember ?

Dit was woes warm toe ons nou daar was, maar die blyplekkies het aircon in.  As julle daar wil oorslaap stel ek voor julle boek vooraf.  Daar is nie baie verblyf beskikbaar nie. 

Aircon sal beslis gebruik word en ons sal genoeg water moet saam neem.    Dankie   :thumleft:
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