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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1600 on: March 25, 2020, 05:18:35 pm »
1.) Brekkie on a budget. Mielies and instant coffee. The struggle is real... not. I enjoyed it.

2.) In case you ever wondered what Hofmeyer looks like from 11 000ft

3.) Hendrik Verwoerd Dam. Flooded banks! 🥳

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« Reply #1601 on: March 25, 2020, 05:22:04 pm »
1.) Gauteng looking green! Clouds were building. Early flights are awesome!

2.) Traffic! All the little white triangles represent aircraft

3.) Final approach into Lanseria

4.) Tucked in. Good bye for now, dear Friend.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1602 on: March 25, 2020, 05:23:32 pm »
Just before I took this photo, the estimated time of arrival that the computer worked out matched my planning perfectly: 10:02Z.
I only saw now it changed to 10:01Z when I took the photo.
And I thought I was so cool 🤣

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1603 on: March 25, 2020, 05:57:23 pm »
nice pics thanks
Rallye
 
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1604 on: March 26, 2020, 04:33:19 am »
Lekker pictures albeit a little sad reading about the isolation and uncertainties but i know you'll figure it out Sardine, strongs!  :thumleft:
 
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1605 on: March 26, 2020, 09:33:20 am »
@Sardine
Here is a photo of most of Grahamstown's "best kept secret place" to keep you going until you can walk on the beach
and walk your dogs there!
You seem to have visited this place often in the past - probably on edgy's advice.
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1606 on: March 26, 2020, 06:01:56 pm »
@Sardine
Here is a photo of most of Grahamstown's "best kept secret place" to keep you going until you can walk on the beach
and walk your dogs there!
You seem to have visited this place often in the past - probably on edgy's advice.

Hi @Dustbiter , yes, Edgy showed me that treasure. It became my second home!

...
I see some photos rotated themselves. No I was NOT inverted! 😅

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1607 on: March 26, 2020, 06:02:33 pm »
26 March

I really am not looking forward to winter. Iím already all bundled up this evening. I might have to start wearing long pants outside (no, I wonít leave the property). And to think, I used to hate wearing shorts 🤣

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1608 on: March 27, 2020, 09:20:05 pm »
27 March

Turns out my feet donít like gumboots. Blisters galore.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1609 on: March 29, 2020, 01:57:44 pm »
Oops. Forgot yesterday.

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« Reply #1610 on: March 29, 2020, 01:58:50 pm »
29 March

My blisters have blisters.
I canít even grammar.

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« Reply #1611 on: March 29, 2020, 06:56:43 pm »
Looks some nice bike riding can be done there?

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« Reply #1612 on: March 29, 2020, 08:35:52 pm »
Looks some nice bike riding can be done there?

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A CRF230 or similar would be perfect!

Worked on the track most of today. Sjoe, I am finished. But, I got to take the bicycle around it. A few turns need work, and we need to link up a few sections, but overall I am quite proud of our progress. It is only about 1.5km, but fairly technical, so great for skills work. And running it will be fine.

Though, I jumped up to pull a branch down and somehow strained a muscle in my leg 🤦🏼‍♀️ Jogging on it was painful so hopefully it will be better after some rest.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1613 on: March 30, 2020, 01:39:03 am »
Looks some nice bike riding can be done there?

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A CRF230 or similar would be perfect!

Worked on the track most of today. Sjoe, I am finished. But, I got to take the bicycle around it. A few turns need work, and we need to link up a few sections, but overall I am quite proud of our progress. It is only about 1.5km, but fairly technical, so great for skills work. And running it will be fine.

Though, I jumped up to pull a branch down and somehow strained a muscle in my leg 🤦🏼‍♀️ Jogging on it was painful so hopefully it will be better after some rest.

You got the advantage of youth Sardine, that leg will heal in no time at all!  :thumleft:

We got to see that track, you should make a short video!
 
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1614 on: March 30, 2020, 01:35:35 pm »
Yes, I agree, a video of your cycle should be great.
Well done, I'm envious of all who stay Out of town at present, LOL
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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1615 on: March 30, 2020, 06:04:43 pm »
30 March

When I started this challenge almost two months ago, the goal was to get outside and move. My personal criteria for my mile to count was that it had to be a continuous mile that was run, walked or jogged, and I had to track it with my watch.

Today, I didnít track it. I was walking up and down, cutting trees and making pathways. Lots of stop start. And now I am tired.

So it feels a bit like I have cheated.

But I was outside all day. And did about 3 good hours of intense labour. And I have walked over 13 000 steps. So I definitely did my mile!

But it does feel like something is missing.

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1616 on: Yesterday at 06:49:15 pm »
31 March

31/31 days. Even though I still feel bad about yesterday.

Today was a rest day. Only my walk and a little bit of carrying stuff around. Like tractor batteries 😅

The body is grateful for the rest. The mosquitos in the forest have been having a feast the past few days!

Roll on April!

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Re: My African Dream
« Reply #1617 on: Yesterday at 09:14:18 pm »
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