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Re: KoŽs Rally again and a meeting with an old lady.
« Reply #60 on: July 23, 2016, 04:11:36 pm »
The night at my friends place we farmed, we talked old war stories, hunting stories, pistol shooting stories and ate the best Kudu steaks I have eaten in my life. :thumleft:

Tuesday morning it was time to turn home. About 2000 + kms. for me. We walked the farmyard first and we both wanted to see the 12 000 ha farm and the game breeding camp but time was against us. It just gives me more reason to go again. ;)

This old water tank was changed into a underground bunker with shooting tower on top for the women of the household to go hide in when the men were out on patrols in the borderwar. Not very far from the homestead was the nearest battle. Generator room was part of it. Note the sloped cement underground corridor from the right coming from the house.



This is inside the corridor.





From within the bunker towards the corridor. Note just outside of the door they had made a petrol trap. So if someone poured petrol down the corridor it would go into the trap and not under the door into the bunker.



The stairs to the shooting bunker. At the time of the war some army officials came and looked at their bunker and said it would be easy to shoot from below at someone up in the bunker. My friend said lets have a go and they did with paintball guns. They shot the army guys "pimpel and pers" from up top!!! :lol8:



Barns galore and a airstrip for his microlight that he uses to check on stock theft.



His father was a ironworker and made his own horseshoes. All the tools are still there and in good shape ready to be used. Very sad thing is a big grinder blade broke off while using the grinder and went into his head. He spent his last 22 years of his life in a wheelchair not being able to walk or talk. :( This was a man that was called the horse whisperer of Namibia he was that good with horses.



Fifty oxen to be loaded that afternoon for the slaughter house. Beautiful animals. :thumleft:



It was time to say goodbey and hit the long road home. It was good to visit this family and I hope to do so again one day. :thumleft:





Stops along the road again became regular and we always had something to talk about. Now JJR has a thing about walking sticks and to be able to cut one from a tree is even better. Well we had no time to do so on this trip BUT my friend had a whole bunch of sticks that an old farm worker made and then sold. Well JJR could pick one and take it home :thumleft: Interesting thing is they are made from a Roseintjiebos and they never have strait branches. Always bent and crooked. Well the worker would make a fire on sand and then stick the branch in the hot sand and after a while pull it out and then straiten it bit by bit by hand. Needless to say JJR was pretty chuffed with his present. :thumleft:





I took the wrong turn into Windhoek to get fuel and then had to go into town all the way. Something I did not want to do as I hate Windhoek traffic :eek7: Whilst filling up someone developed a "lus" for ROAK a raw german mince meat and we drove all over town to get to this shop to get some and then I was given strict orders to stop outside Windhoek at the very first possible place we could chow!! ;)

A bretchen and roak, would I buy it? Nope but it was not awfull or like they say in the cooking programs "an acquired taste" ;) JRR ate his and then mine later that evening. :drif:



We decided Lake Oanob would be the place to stay for the night. A bunch of these killers nearly killed us a reception!!! :lol8:



I have been here before and if I had a small boat would stay for a week. :thumleft:





At the restuarant.





Always an animal that fancies me!! :thumleft:



Our place had a loft we could sleep in.





That face says "waag dit net om te snork"!!! :lol8: ;)



This little girl was waiting for us the next morning :thumleft: She ate a whole tin of my last tinned food while I was making coffee.







I was not looking forward to the day which turned out to be 740 kms back to the Orange river but it had to be done.

Mount Brukkarus in the background.



Getting some biltong and droŽwors just outside of Keetmanshoop.
Shortly after I was caught for speeding at a massive 128 km/h but managed to talk myself out of it. :biggrin: Other reports by a certain bystander claims I had "lied" myself out of it :deal: >:D ;) Whichever way I saved a R1000!! :thumleft:
Then as we left a certain bystander tells the cop he is now going to take the lead and HE will make sure I do not exceed the speed limit. To keep up I saw 150 at some times which was a good thing cause darkness caught us anyway :lol8:
We got ourselves a room at Oewerbos not wanting to pitch tents in the dark and ate one of the if not the best pizza I have ever had in my life that night. :drif: :deal:



We both slept like logs and the next morning promptly got a bed partner!!! :imaposer: :lol8:





I liked Oewerbos and will be back. :thumleft:





Our little room for the night. Liked it a lot. :thumleft:



Getting back to the N7 and the long haul back to Porterville.



The walking stick made it over the border and safely home.



We turned in at Bowesdorp just before Kammieskroon to look at some old cars. The owner was there on holiday and we stayed for a good chat.
Had a bit to eat before getting back on the N7 again.





At Garies we stopped for fuel and two NEW YORK, PARIS, GARIES T shirts for the girls at home. :thumleft: Nice curio shop there.



In Bitterfontein we stopped to look at another old car. I noticed in the shop they were selling neck braces, SDan would love this model I thought >:D :deal:



Late afternoon we stopped safely at JJR's farm and had a great evening of eating and telling stories of our trip. A first but as I was told as we stopped by JJR not to be the last. :thumleft: :deal:

The next morning I left for home.



400+ kilos later I pulled into my favourite  driveway :thumleft:



The trip was +- 4200 kms and i was not  physically up to it as my riding on dirt showed. Getting on and off the bike was a battle BUT it did my head wonders :thumleft:

JJR thank you for all your help, friendship and chats along the way. :thumleft:
Amanda thank you for uploading all these pics and looking after our home and business while I was away. :thumleft:

Thank you for reading. :thumleft:



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Re: KoŽs Rally again and a meeting with an old lady.
« Reply #61 on: July 23, 2016, 04:38:25 pm »
Awesoem Chris. Jy maak dat ek nou met alle geweld weer 'n DS bike wil koop.
Gewoontlik n@@i ek reguit aan op fyndraai.

 

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Re: KoŽs Rally again and a meeting with an old lady.
« Reply #62 on: July 23, 2016, 04:40:20 pm »
Awesoem Chris. Jy maak dat ek nou met alle geweld weer 'n DS bike wil koop.
Maak so Ama, is net jammer mens kry nie genoeg tyd en n petrolkaart by as mens een van die fietse aanskaf. :deal: :thumleft:
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Re: KoŽs Rally again and a meeting with an old lady.
« Reply #63 on: July 23, 2016, 07:35:32 pm »
Awesoem Chris. Jy maak dat ek nou met alle geweld weer 'n DS bike wil koop.
Maak so Ama, is net jammer mens kry nie genoeg tyd en n petrolkaart by as mens een van die fietse aanskaf. :deal: :thumleft:

Ja die tyd is al wat ek wil behÍ...

Dankie vir die lekker lees en fotos. Daar sal nog so n report kom Chris. Moeilik kan dit wees, maar vrinne is die wat jy moet saamvat. Om daai been oor die saal te kry sal vir een en almal n moerse plesier wees om die trip saam met jou mee te maak.
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Re: KoŽs Rally again and a meeting with an old lady.
« Reply #64 on: July 23, 2016, 09:49:59 pm »
    Dankie Chris vir n lekker RR.Terloops,daai vriende van my slaap ook more-aand by Oewerbos.Die eienaar verjaar more en hulle is sommer oorgenooi vir n paar Jaegermeisters.
 

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Re: KoŽs Rally again and a meeting with an old lady.
« Reply #65 on: July 24, 2016, 01:50:24 am »
Great report, thanks for sharing Chris.

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« Reply #66 on: July 24, 2016, 03:04:39 pm »
Dankie Chris, het hom vreeslik geniet !

 

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Re: KoŽs Rally again and a meeting with an old lady.
« Reply #67 on: July 24, 2016, 03:17:02 pm »
Ek ry en kyk net. Jy stop en praat. Dis net soveel beter

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Re: KoŽs Rally again and a meeting with an old lady.
« Reply #68 on: July 24, 2016, 04:38:40 pm »
Dankie Chris dit was lekker .
Mag daar nog lekker ritte vir jou wees .
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Re: KoŽs Rally again and a meeting with an old lady.
« Reply #69 on: July 24, 2016, 04:52:02 pm »
Dankie Chris dit was lekker .
Mag daar nog lekker ritte vir jou wees .
Dankie Arno. :thumleft:
Ek is met min tevrede solank ek een so n trip in n jaar kan doen is seker beter as niks. Probleem is mens moet gereeld ry om in oefening te bly of ek moet in elk geval.
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« Reply #70 on: July 24, 2016, 06:00:08 pm »
Thanks Chris, excellent report....we lived it with you 4 sure  :thumleft:
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« Reply #71 on: July 24, 2016, 06:08:54 pm »
Lekker gelees Chris, was goed om weer te sien  :thumleft:
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Re: KoŽs Rally again and a meeting with an old lady.
« Reply #72 on: July 24, 2016, 08:37:54 pm »
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« Reply #73 on: July 25, 2016, 07:11:05 am »
Dankie Cris  - mag daar sommer nog baie sulke oomblike in jou lewe wees! Dankie vir die deel
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« Reply #74 on: July 25, 2016, 08:33:54 am »
Baie dankie vir 'n uitstekende rr Chris.  Ek het myself behoorlik in die een in geleef.

Ek haal my hoed af vir jou deursettings vermoe.  Jy is voorwaardelik 'n voorbeeld vir baie van ons.   :deal:

Ek hoop daar is nog baie sulke lekker trippies vir jou.  Mooi loop.   
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Re: KoŽs Rally again and a meeting with an old lady.
« Reply #75 on: July 25, 2016, 09:23:23 am »
Dankie vir die lekkerlees storie  :thumleft:
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Re: KoŽs Rally again and a meeting with an old lady.
« Reply #76 on: July 25, 2016, 11:50:08 am »
Chris, die was nou n lekker storie, maar nog lekkerder om jou weer op die langpad te sien!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #77 on: July 25, 2016, 02:35:53 pm »
Dankie Chris
Dit was nou 'n besondere mooi rr, die kar storie is iets besonders. Sal graag die ou kar weer wil sien as hy klaar gerestoreer is.
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« Reply #78 on: July 25, 2016, 03:19:04 pm »
Chris dis NOU tyd vir daai sidecar....dan kan ons nog BAIE lekker stories saamlees.  :thumleft:

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« Reply #79 on: July 25, 2016, 03:26:46 pm »
Chris dis NOU tyd vir daai sidecar....dan kan ons nog BAIE lekker stories saamlees.  :thumleft:
Ek het GravelTravel se 1150 GSA met die sidecar beloer maar ek het nog wilskrag.........................................ek wil hom nog nie hÍ nie!!! :deal: :lol8:
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