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Offline Sardine

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1560 on: March 11, 2020, 04:25:16 am »
Now that you mention it, Chris... only when I fly on really cold days!

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I need to be hooked up to a coffee IV.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1561 on: March 11, 2020, 02:58:32 pm »
Something like this little fish?
Ja/Nee
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1562 on: March 11, 2020, 10:02:45 pm »
11 March

Today started at 4am. It has been a long, but productive one.
It has been raining since yesterday, but fortunately the weather cleared long enough for us to take part in the Pick n Pay CANSA Walk, which was great fun!

The wind is howling, there is no power. Time for book by candlelight.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1563 on: March 11, 2020, 10:03:16 pm »
Something like this little fish?

Exactly!

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1564 on: March 12, 2020, 06:51:25 am »
Awww nice that your mom joined you!

Be careful of candlelight reading, it can mess up the eyesight :(
 

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« Reply #1565 on: March 12, 2020, 09:08:58 pm »
Awww nice that your mom joined you!

Be careful of candlelight reading, it can mess up the eyesight :(
It was really cool. She even joined for a short walk this afternoon :D

I used a headlamp 😊

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1566 on: March 12, 2020, 09:09:31 pm »
12 March

A great day to fly, and a lovely afternoon walk!

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1567 on: March 13, 2020, 07:53:58 am »
Fantastic Factual Friday...

Every wondered how much it would cost you to fly around in your own personal jet?

Purchase price: $61.5 million

Some figures from 2018:

Operating costs are about $4000 per flying hour.
Just the subscription for the Garmin GPS database is about $80 000 per year.
Fixed costs (insurance, crew salaries, hangar space, ground handling services) are about $960 000 per year.

If you own this aircraft, you will pay about $7500 for every hour you fly (taking into account all the other costs).

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1568 on: March 13, 2020, 07:56:45 am »
But then you get a cabin like this:

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1569 on: March 13, 2020, 07:58:21 am »
Some real flying...

Grahamstown under the wing.

Overhead(ish) Nanaga.
 
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1570 on: March 13, 2020, 09:53:17 am »
Awww nice that your mom joined you!

Be careful of candlelight reading, it can mess up the eyesight :(
It was really cool. She even joined for a short walk this afternoon :D

I used a headlamp 😊

Got myself a couple of these. I find the glare from the headlamp on the page too much for my eyes. This is quite gentle on the eyes. Loadshedding is bad enough - being unable to read makes it worse.

https://www.makro.co.za/sports-outdoor-travel/camping/camping-accessories/camp-torch-and-acc/energizer-book-light-/p/000000000000275356_EA?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIrID74_uW6AIViIxRCh3vDgwkEAQYASABEgLNY_D_BwE
 
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1571 on: March 13, 2020, 04:37:06 pm »
13 March

Yup.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1572 on: March 14, 2020, 03:22:08 am »
Love reading too, and went after work to Wallmart to buy a new book only to forget and walk out with a new jacket ....maybe it started to snow  :3some: :lol8:

Lekker cabin in that aircraft!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1573 on: March 14, 2020, 05:51:08 pm »
14 March

Parkrun was followed by exploring Port Alfred, and coffee and breakfast. And the rest of the day spent walking, reading, cycling and swimming.

While I really enjoying pushing myself and getting new personal bests, the only person I am in competition with is myself.

But that being said, it has been so awesome to have my Mom joining me on my daily walks, and to see her trying something new like Parkrun 😊 that beats every personal best I may ever have.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1574 on: March 15, 2020, 04:03:03 am »
Sardine I agree with you with regards to your mom, and I respect you for making time for her  :thumleft:
 
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1575 on: March 15, 2020, 08:58:27 pm »
15 March

From a perfect summerís day at the sea yesterday, to cool and overcast conditions today. And the further inland we drove, the more cloudy it became.

Hogsback is looking beautiful, and it is awesome to see and hear the waterfalls!

When we arrived it looked like the cloud was lifting, but as we got ready to go to the 39 Steps Waterfall, it closed in and started to drizzle. We went anyway, and it was well worth it, despite getting soaked!

Hopefully tomorrow the cloud lifts enough for my Mom to see these spectacular mountains.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1576 on: March 16, 2020, 07:55:57 pm »
16 March

Not the best weather for Hogsback.
But it was still magical, even if the off the grid cabin didnít have hot water. Cons of going solar!

We checked out the St Patrickís Chapel, which is absolutely beautiful. And after brunch hit the road back to Grahamstown.

Dinner was good but quiet, and the evening cool. I am not liking that is is dark by 19:30!

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1577 on: March 17, 2020, 11:27:43 am »
Hogsback....mmmm.....on my to-do-list.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1578 on: March 17, 2020, 05:23:56 pm »
Love that place.
Got many memories
Boys will be Boys.
And girls are darn thankful for that
 

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1579 on: March 17, 2020, 06:38:17 pm »
16 March

Not the best weather for Hogsback.
But it was still magical, even if the off the grid cabin didnít have hot water. Cons of going solar!

We checked out the St Patrickís Chapel, which is absolutely beautiful. And after brunch hit the road back to Grahamstown.

Dinner was good but quiet, and the evening cool. I am not liking that is is dark by 19:30!

I reckon that is the best weather for HB