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Re: Oubonesís journey via Kaokoland to a new life!
« Reply #60 on: May 02, 2019, 01:08:19 pm »
Die struikelblokke wat Oubones moes oorkom om die rit te doen was menig en moeilik.
Dat hy alles oorkom het was vir my persoonlik n inspirasie.
Mooi man Oubones.

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« Reply #61 on: May 02, 2019, 05:41:07 pm »
Loxton: We offloaded here, loaded there, sorted luggage, talked and met new faces and had some nice food!
Around 9 we got to the B&B where we were sleeping and my lights were already on dim as I had had a hectic previous week and weekend.
A real emotional roller coaster ride!
I was lucky to get a room all for myself!
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Pic2: My nice room
Pic3: Early morning coffee! :thumleft:
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« Reply #62 on: May 02, 2019, 06:13:57 pm »
Dis omtrent 'n nice kamer.  Ek voel net altyd vrek skuldig om met my stof gai naby daardie mense se wit beddegoed te kom.  Ek wens hulle wil "biker linne" gebruik as ons daar kom. 
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Re: Oubonesís journey via Kaokoland to a new life!
« Reply #63 on: May 02, 2019, 09:26:17 pm »
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« Reply #64 on: May 06, 2019, 06:33:20 am »
Ok, so the long haul is about to start.
Had my coffee thinking eish!
Not even all the guys are here and this solo rider is going off with the biggest group he has ever ridden with on the longest trip he has done so far in an area he has never been to!
At least my back had been behaving and did not give me hassles even till now! :thumleft:
Pic 1: The Iveco! My favorite vehicle! Hehe, I got to ride in it with Hardy for the first part of the trip and it was nice to get to know the man ( I had never met him personally before) and as I am used to my vito it was also nice to be even higher!
That vehicle carried our whole camp! I quickly understood why we were limited in luggage!
It was also to prove dustproof for the whole trip!
Pic2: Long road ahead!
Pic3: Britstown, I did my matric in De Aar close to there and thoughts off my youth went through my head as we passed there.
Pic4: Our convoy at one off the rest stops
Pic5: Chantall and Diesel in the cruiser, that dog was just amazing! By Britstown my dog would have eaten up the seats and climbed out the window! Diesel just lay on his nice bed and chilled!
Pic6: There are some serious birdnests on the old telephone poles in the Northern Cape and South Namibia!
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« Reply #65 on: May 06, 2019, 06:44:50 am »
Interesting facts about those Social Weaver nests is that they are not only built for themselves but that they allow other birds to join their colony! So do they classify as hotels or communes? :ricky:
The SA pygmy falcon only nests on the weavers nests for its own!
Other finches etc also use them and even vultures, eagles and owls sometimes use the tops for their nests!
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« Reply #66 on: May 06, 2019, 06:59:50 am »
Pic1: Marydale area pitstop with Peter King in his own world! :patch:
Pic2: Upington with a lunch stop. Diesel in the shade and Hardy and Gordon solving the worlds problems! :peepwall:
Pic3: The border! Running behind scedule but going allright even though it seems that the rules are determined by who is on duty and what side of the bed he got out off, but it is Africa!
Pic4: We are in NamibiŽ ( Karas district)
Pic 5: Our first sunset in Nam!
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« Reply #67 on: May 06, 2019, 07:20:26 am »
Pragtig Oubones, ek is bly jy het darm tog n goeie klompie fotos oor om te deel! :thumleft:
 

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Re: Oubonesís journey via Kaokoland to a new life!
« Reply #68 on: May 08, 2019, 12:48:37 pm »
Nice story and good pics so far ...keep it coming
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« Reply #69 on: May 08, 2019, 01:46:52 pm »
Pragtig Oubones, ek is bly jy het darm tog n goeie klompie fotos oor om te deel! :thumleft:
Ongelukkig moet ek nou eers uitvind hoe om die ander ouens se foto's te "steel" anders is daar nou niks tot Marble kamp omdat die foon met alles op daar voete gekry het! :'(
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Re: Oubonesís journey via Kaokoland to a new life!
« Reply #70 on: May 08, 2019, 03:32:20 pm »
Ok, so the long haul is about to start.
Had my coffee thinking eish!
Not even all the guys are here and this solo rider is going off with the biggest group he has ever ridden with on the longest trip he has done so far in an area he has never been to!
At least my back had been behaving and did not give me hassles even till now! :thumleft:
Pic 1: The Iveco! My favorite vehicle! Hehe, I got to ride in it with Hardy for the first part of the trip and it was nice to get to know the man ( I had never met him personally before) and as I am used to my vito it was also nice to be even higher!
That vehicle carried our whole camp! I quickly understood why we were limited in luggage!
It was also to prove dustproof for the whole trip!
Pic2: Long road ahead!
Pic3: Britstown, I did my matric in De Aar close to there and thoughts off my youth went through my head as we passed there.
Pic4: Our convoy at one off the rest stops
Pic5: Chantall and Diesel in the cruiser, that dog was just amazing! By Britstown my dog would have eaten up the seats and climbed out the window! Diesel just lay on his nice bed and chilled!
Pic6: There are some serious birdnests on the old telephone poles in the Northern Cape and South Namibia!

Not true - Oubones hi-jacked the Iveco and drove it like a pro. The fact that Oubones does have a Code 14 licence proved very useful, and I could see that he was no amateur behind the wheel. Thanks Hennie, I was dead tired and you really saved the day there.
I believe most people reading this thread has exactly the opposite idea of Oubones - like I had....
This guy has the general knowledge of an Oxford lecturer and the keen spirit of a prom night virgin.
He guided his trusty KLR through very rough terrain with the patience of a South African taxpayer and never complained about anything.
The world has taken more than it's fair share of shots at this guy, and he is still smiling - Much respect Old Man
 
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« Reply #71 on: May 08, 2019, 08:35:26 pm »
Thank you for the kind words Hardy. :thumleft:
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Re: Oubonesís journey via Kaokoland to a new life!
« Reply #72 on: May 09, 2019, 10:37:57 am »
Ai manne sodra my been reg is... ek weet die thread is nie oor my nie maar sodra ek reg is!!!
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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Re: Oubonesís journey via Kaokoland to a new life!
« Reply #73 on: May 09, 2019, 10:48:38 am »
Het jy darem afslag gekry toe jy Hardy se bestuurwerk vir hom moes doen OB? :peepwall: :lol8:

Lyk na 'n lekker rit, en jy het moer vÍr gery om daar uit te kom.  :eek7:  Bly als het goed afgeloop. Ek lees lekker.
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« Reply #74 on: July 04, 2019, 08:55:08 pm »
@Dorsland , Jammer oor die lang stilte hier, maar ek is maar lekker besig!
Ek werk al van Mei maand af op kontrak vir Hardy en is tans weer in NamibiŽ!
So ja beter as bietjie afslag!
@ETS , lekker om jou te ontmoet en ja jy moet definitief so trip doen wanneer jou been reg is!
Mense julle moet nog net so bietjie aanhou dan sal die storie weer spoed kry!
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« Reply #75 on: July 06, 2019, 11:00:10 pm »
Lees lekker saam- dankie
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« Reply #76 on: July 07, 2019, 02:55:53 pm »
@Dorsland , Jammer oor die lang stilte hier, maar ek is maar lekker besig!
Ek werk al van Mei maand af op kontrak vir Hardy en is tans weer in NamibiŽ!
So ja beter as bietjie afslag!
@ETS , lekker om jou te ontmoet en ja jy moet definitief so trip doen wanneer jou been reg is!
Mense julle moet nog net so bietjie aanhou dan sal die storie weer spoed kry!

Jou gelukkige man!  Dis seker een van daai "werke" wat nie werk is nie, maar lekker plesier.  Geniet dit.  Onthou, ek kan lekker koffie maak as julle eendag 'n koffiemaker nodig het.   8)
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« Reply #77 on: July 07, 2019, 09:37:36 pm »
Sub.   8)
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« Reply #78 on: July 10, 2019, 08:00:07 am »
@Dorsland , Jammer oor die lang stilte hier, maar ek is maar lekker besig!
Ek werk al van Mei maand af op kontrak vir Hardy en is tans weer in NamibiŽ!
So ja beter as bietjie afslag!
@ETS , lekker om jou te ontmoet en ja jy moet definitief so trip doen wanneer jou been reg is!
Mense julle moet nog net so bietjie aanhou dan sal die storie weer spoed kry!

Kannie wag nie dankie ou maat. Hoop julle trip is LEKKER!!!
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Re: Oubonesís journey via Kaokoland to a new life!
« Reply #79 on: July 17, 2019, 03:30:27 pm »
Hennie, I hope you and yours are very well, my friend  :3some:

I could never tire of reading about Kaokoland.

I nearly spit out me covfefe at your "Boer maak n plan" comment  :spitcoffee:

Lekker RR, keep up the excellent work  :sip:
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