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Offline Jors Troelie

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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2016, 06:24:55 am »
Bloody HR guys forgot to retrench the cleaning lady?
 

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« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2016, 06:44:09 am »
Thank you Allen .......

Nice pics and well written in you own  style  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2016, 07:51:52 am »
Hope their is more. Did you get to see the waterfall. A nice place to get Adam and cool down when it is realy hot
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« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2016, 07:54:04 am »
Wow, eerie stuff that. Hope you did not open any of those asbestos bags...?

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Yip what can i say, a lot there that aint making sense. Most of the asbestos bags are open, wonder if that hasent got to do with no insects and bird life in the area, but that still doesent explain why the possie is so clean.  ;D :ricky:
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« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2016, 07:56:00 am »
Bloody HR guys forgot to retrench the cleaning lady?

There you go. Well done mate never thought of that.  ;D :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
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« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2016, 07:58:08 am »
Thank you Allen .......

Nice pics and well written in you own  style  :thumleft:

Pleasure Gert glad you enjoying it so far.   ;D  :ricky:
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« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2016, 08:03:55 am »
Enjoyed that ride explore  :thumleft:
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« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2016, 08:14:37 am »
                                                 The recreation club.



The Ladies bar where one could spend many an hour. Just socializing or having a meal.









A few items lie in wait to be used again.





It’s as if we can hear the Piano playing a soft song of loneliness.
Like: Country roads take me home ….



Next door we have the Men’s Bar. Where the “Manne” could hang out and be well “Manne” he he



The Goose is my Hero as she brings in well needed “Cold Ones” to Quench our “Moerse” “dors” .



I have mine at the Bar. Dam but the “Cold Ones” went down well.





Next we explore the recreation hall which has a small bar and dining section on the side.
A volley ball court and a place where movies were shown.





Once again we come across a few items that were left behind in the haste to get out of town.





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« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2016, 08:39:29 am »
What a nice RR.I love your comments...proper !
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« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2016, 09:55:59 am »
dis nou n erg lekker storie dié
(& vertel my ook jyt die goose gegooi oppie ladiesbar se counter
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« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2016, 10:59:18 am »
Hope their is more. Did you get to see the waterfall. A nice place to get Adam and cool down when it is realy hot

Yip a wee bit more. nope we started to run out of time, but i will look for the waterfall when i return to the place to explore some more. ;D :ricky:
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« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2016, 11:01:41 am »
Enjoyed that ride explore  :thumleft:
Thanks for sharing
Pleasure mate it was a "Lekker" outing.  ;D :ricky:
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« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2016, 11:39:42 am »
Outside section of the club.



A tea garden for the Aunties to gossip the day away.



Not even the grass of the small lapa has been disturbed. (Stange)
Swimming pool for the toddlers and one for the older guys.





Three tennis courts lie around waiting to be used, one is under flood lights, I gather tennis was a main sport here.



A big wheel for the kids and a squash court in the building in the back ground.





Steps steps steps, all the way back up.



Met some other “Ous” who had come for a Sunday cruise, these guys were amazed that I was down here and was gonna go back up the way they had come with the AT loaded like she was. Little did they know that it was the most famous AT they was looking at.



Some more amazing views of the scenery and stuff of the place as the people sat around drinking “Cold Ones” or some other stuff or even having scones and tea I suppose whilst the children played and they shared their dreams with one another or just lazed the day away admiring what nature offered.











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« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2016, 12:46:44 pm »
Hey cous, that's probably the most informative writeup about Diepgesecht ever written. When I was there I did not see half those things. A mate of mine and his friends go down there now and again from Nelspruit and play a round of golf on the old abandoned nine hole golf course with plenty of cold ones as back up.
 

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« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2016, 01:39:23 pm »
What a nice RR.I love your comments...proper !

Thanks mate. it was an awesome trip, one i will be doing again. glad you enjoying it. more to come.
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Re: The Dinosaur goes to a Ghost Town
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2016, 02:36:02 pm »
Eish Bru!...... daai spookstories van jou is bedonnered!........ are you sure your travel-juice didn't clean all the dust out? :pot:

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« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2016, 03:22:25 pm »
We find the church, it is my understanding that no service was held in it as it was completed the Wednesday and the people a banded the town on the weekend.
So  the poor “doominie” could not even tell those ous about their “Sondes” Shame!!!









A few more pics of the houses and things which were left behind in the haste to get out of the town.



















We find a sign showing us where the mine shafts were so I take a ride to see if I can find them.









I once again find an old open mine section.



We travel further down the road.



I go around a bend, the road up is steep, I decide to turn around and to go look for the shafts another day, as time is running out on us.







I see the Golf courses Club house, but decide to come back and explore another time as we still have a distance to go to get to Barberton and we don’t know what we will encounter going up the Pass.



We leave Diepgezet.



But as I’m about to open up the throttle , I see this.



I know this possie is in the middle of nowhere, but shit man these ous had all the “Gooites”  ou could want in one place.

I look upwards and see the road going up between the mountains, it snakes along, hugging the edges, steep in places, zig zaging along and with a smile on my face I start the Bikes motor.
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« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2016, 08:13:46 pm »
That place is the film set for "Walking Dead" boet ... bly weg!
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« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2016, 09:50:27 pm »
Hey cous, that's probably the most informative writeup about Diepgesecht ever written. When I was there I did not see half those things. A mate of mine and his friends go down there now and again from Nelspruit and play a round of golf on the old abandoned nine hole golf course with plenty of cold ones as back up.

Yea i hear the guys like to come down and play golf there from time to time.
Find the possie bloody fascinating, need to go explore it some more.  ;D :ricky:
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« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2016, 09:52:53 pm »
Eish Bru!...... daai spookstories van jou is bedonnered!........ are you sure your travel-juice didn't clean all the dust out? :pot:

Lekker man lekker .....  :thumleft: :thumleft: :biggrin:

Thanks Tommy dam man but strange things happening there.
But yip what a "lekker" possie .  ;D :ricky:
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