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Offline MRK Miller

Val to Greyling stad ghost town to grutte pub. Family trip
« on: July 16, 2019, 08:47:11 pm »
So eventually we get a gap through my shifts, and Monica's busy schedule with the embroidery. The kids and myself had to drag her away from the machine, because she does not like to keep customers waiting. So a day ride was planned, to Val, and Greylingstat ghost town, back to Grutte where she and Anika had not been before. It was a lazy start, as the alarms went of 05h00, but we could just not get our buts out of the nice and warm bed. So we left 09h00. The plan was to also test two things. A blue tooth head set i got from a friend at work, who did not really want it anymore, besause his wife was complaining to much when he winds up the busa a bit. Second was the lowering links i fitted to Monica's klr, to see if it would be easier for her to ride. We do not have heeps of bike riding experience.
We saddle up and take to the road, Rikus and myself each with a headset. Monica rides in the middle. I pillion Anika, and Eben is on the back with Rikus. After fuling up we head out toward Nigel, Where we will get unto the gravel. I try to contact Rikus, but the helmet is silent with no reply. At our first stop, we try all sorts of pairing the devices, making sure phone bluetooth is on, not that you need the for communicating. The Rikus pints out that my headset plug is nit plugged into the unit. Feel like a arse is a under statement. Plug it in, and wow, it lives. A little longer on the tar and we turn of on the gravel. The Gps and i have a few disagreements as to the route, as usual. We finally reach a agreement, and head out, Rikus and i discussing the others, purly because they cannot hear what we are saying, and what is said in the helmet, stays in the helmet. We reach a tar crossing and Monica is still not comfy on the klr, so from there we slap tar. We reach greyling stad via Balfour and pass there to greyling stad to Val for Lunch. Interresting little place, with a very nice little hotel. The food is also nice For some reason something in the little shop gives Monica hayfever, so now we have a nose thing as well. But we enjoy lunch, take some pictures at the entrace and head out to loo for the ghost town in Greyling stad.
This time the gps and i get along and we head straight to the town. We pass through a farm gate, at which Anika takes gate duty. over the hill we head into the ghost town, a Truly amazing site, as life fills one's mind, and what could have happened hear that the town was abandoned. With such a awesome view, could be they lived here, because the mountain was a fort from the back, and one could see the enemy coming from far over the valley. There is still the little church
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Offline MRK Miller

Re: Val to Greyling stad ghost town to grutte pub. Family trip
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2019, 08:53:34 pm »
Here and there one can make out a house plan, sitting room, bedroom ext. Now it seems the fence's that use to be around the houses are used for cattle camps, and a clear path for cattle going over the mountain can be seen.
There is also a proof children had toys here,like this wheel that could have belonged to a toy stroler.
 We finish up, as it was getting late, and head out. Slapping tar at a easy 80-90 km/h. . Through Heildelburg, We turn of to visit the cross up on the hill where we have a nice little break, and look out over the old Heidelburg kloof, which is now home to private owners.
 We reach Grutte latish, but we are still able to have a son downer coffeeshake/ hot chocolate. Awesome sunset. From there we ride home into the sunset.
Awesome relaxed day spent, with loved ones. Thank you to my awesome best friend, (wife) and kids. 

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Re: Val to Greyling stad ghost town to grutte pub. Family trip
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2019, 08:58:58 pm »
I also had the chance to visit my boet in garsfontein, to do some deliveries for Monica's embroidery business. So took a little bit of a gravel shortcut. Here are 4 pictures. Coming from Bapsfontein to pta om the delmas road, there is a gravel road turning off to the right, that leads through to Gars fontein road. Awesome little stretch of road
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Re: Val to Greyling stad ghost town to grutte pub. Family trip
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2019, 09:23:23 pm »
lekker man!  :ricky:
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2019, 07:05:56 am »
Sulke familie trips is altyd goeie kos vir die siel. LEkker man! :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2019, 07:21:31 am »
Great pictures! Thanks. Great trip as well  :thumleft:
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2019, 07:23:46 am »
That is a novelty to me. How did she experience it?
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Re: Val to Greyling stad ghost town to grutte pub. Family trip
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2019, 09:28:15 pm »
Her fingers tend to go numb when she wears full gloves. Not really ideal as they are only whool, so not much protection. Looking to get something a bit more rugged
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2019, 09:46:59 pm »
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2019, 09:59:44 pm »
Her fingers tend to go numb when she wears full gloves. Not really ideal as they are only whool, so not much protection. Looking to get something a bit more rugged

I can relate to that. On long distances certain gloves do that to some of my fingers. I also use welding gloves. The leather type. They have a lot more space for the fingers, They can be bulky, but are very kind to your finger tips. Maybe add inners (knitted, felt or velvet)?
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