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Offline Zonkelnut

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« on: August 28, 2006, 01:52:31 pm »
Hi all. I do not want to be different than KE, but our trip was different in many ways than his and also the same route up to Epupa Falls. He went south and we carried on next to the river on to Oom Willie's road, Caprivi and down Bots.

So, while I try to put the pics together, here is the map of our route. The pics will follow, I have over 300 and getting the best takes time.

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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2006, 02:52:25 pm »
kanniewaggie!!!!!!

hoe was daai stuk van epupa toe gewees??!!?
 

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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2006, 02:59:15 pm »
rof!
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2006, 03:41:05 pm »
I wait with An-tici-pation!!!!!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2006, 04:46:50 pm »
Nee fok Zonkel

"Melk" jy nou eers bietjie die lizzard met daai foto van kaalbors Mahimba vrouens.

Opuwa is nie verniet die "Topless Paradize" nie..... :lol:  :lol:


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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2006, 06:20:39 pm »
fortyZA (Eddie), his brother Richard, Krazy-eyes and me. It was big fun and a group of people that made the trip enjoyable. Thanks to everyone and the smiles that never faded (maybe once, on oom Willie se pad)  :lol:

Can you spot the Fairy?



Krazy at the Nam border



At Zelda's in Namibia



The guy from Germany on his TransAlp with mods. 40l Tank. In Windhoek.



The "finger Klip" between Outjo and Khorixas. Only after viewing the pic I saw that it looks like a huge d..k. funny!



A view from the top of the "Finger Klip". (S20 22 59.2 E15 26 01.4)



Petrified forest. (S20 26 21.4 E14 36 22.5)



The turn-off to Plamwag. We filled our tanks with petrol and slept over in the Lodge. Nogal mooi daar.



Richard on his way to the turn-off.



The view from the Palmwag Lodge camping toilet.



Palmwag Lodge camping (S19 53 12.6 E13 56 13.5).



Krazy's tent and KTM .



On the way to Sestonfein.



The fort in Sesfontein use to be a German army fort. It is now a lodge.



Entrance to the Sesfontein fort. (S19 07 15.2 E13 37 13.9)



Another beer spaza shop at Sesfontein. Must say there were na way that we would have dehidrated on this trip.



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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2006, 06:34:17 pm »
Going to Puros.






Look how close the Gemsbok is. Beautifull!!



Taking a rest under a tree for the rest to get there.



They arrived! After I started praying.   ;)




We found some desert elephants.



Puros (S18 44 03.8 E12 56 33.5).



Krazy at Puros



Krazy Fixing and teaching me how to fix a tyre. Man, he is the expert. Without the time it takes for the patch to dry, I would say no more than 5 minutes.  :o



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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2006, 06:52:07 pm »
Going to Orupembe. (S18 09 30.2 E12 33 36.4)

This one is my desktop now. You should see the diferent colours on the original pic. Wow!



Some other pics.

Richard.



Krazy




Richard and FortyZA with the oak from the Cjeck (of so iets) republic bike.



Richard



Forty



At the waterpump at Orupembe. (S18 09 30.2 E12 33 36.4)


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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2006, 07:02:29 pm »
On our way to Epuwa (S18 03 46.6 E13 50 29.0)

And then AGAIN I thought of girls. Man, look at that thing   :o ;) :o



Another spaza shop and beers.



Just some nice scenery.



And this. Poop Sand (Telkom Sand). It looks smooth (feels like water) but underneath it got ruts that you can not see and, it rocks man!! It's like holding onto a horse that you can not handle. This is like riding on a sand road in the dark without lights. Not really but is funny not to be able to see what is under that sand.




Sleeping at a rest camp in Epuwa (S18 03 36.8 E13 50 33.9)



OK. I have another 70 Pics to post. I now have to go home. I will do the rest tomorrow.
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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2006, 07:31:27 pm »
Stunning stuff Zonkel  :hello1:
Little by little, one travels far

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http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=134175.0 Penge's pass and the Old Forest http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=9421.0 - Orange Atlantic adventure http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=7514.0 - 805 km day trip http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=20260.0 - East Cape Bash http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=70199.0 - Two KTM thumpers head north
 

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« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2006, 07:48:57 pm »
I am considering a new job, or resigning from this site!

Can,t take this need to do it.

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« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2006, 07:58:02 pm »
Befok  :D
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« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2006, 08:42:50 pm »
RERIG UITSTEEKEND STYF EK SE STYF


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« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2006, 09:06:13 pm »
:hello1:  :hello1: :hello1:  :hello1:
Respect .... Respect, have to start planning a trip. Thanks for the great pics and report.
 

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« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2006, 09:20:36 pm »
Ag nee donner! Nou's ek weer homesick! Nice on Zonkelnut. Let us know how the bikes fared.
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« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2006, 09:22:17 pm »
Bet you don't see open spaces like that in the UK  :lol:
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« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2006, 09:28:28 pm »
Sadly not. :cry:
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« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2006, 07:21:27 am »
great one guys! zonk, don't be ashamed to post more pics! :)
 

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« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2006, 07:42:29 am »
Next day, going to Okangwati. (S17 26 04.0 E13 16 24.4)



Yet another cold beer spaza shop.



Now, this lady had a story. Let me tell. While I was standing in the spaza to buy beers next to her, she saw me and got such a fright from seeing a white man, that she started whiping some of her red stuff from her body and putting in on my face. After a while I was all red and covered with the red stuff. She laughed and found it pretty amusing, so did Forty and Richard. You will see some of the Epupa Falls photos got my red face. Once at Epupa, an Italian girl saw me and said ?Hey, look at that guy, he looks like a Mahimba?.



Still at Okangwati.



There you see the Dad, mother and son.



what a nice Boabab tree. On our way to Epupa Falls.




Zebra mountains at the back



At Epupa Falls (S17 00 07.5 E13 14 46.1). Check my red face, the rest was in my helmet.



On the lookout point looking over Epupa Falls. (S17 00 07.6 E13 14 27.0)




Our fridge.



View from the camp site.



Our food. Braai Bully Beef.


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« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2006, 08:04:30 am »
OK. The next bunch of photos were taken in the dreaded peace of road between Epupa Falls and Swartboois Drift (S17 20 28.4 E13 50 56.8) going to the Kunene lodge (S17 21 15.7 E13 52 52.6) to sleep. On the other side of the Kunene River is Angola. There are much more photos for this part of the trip, but these shows the atmosphere the best. It was going up a mountain and going down. Going up and down. Took us 9 hours to do 95km. But worth it.
I did this road with a Land Cruiser and also van Zyl's Pass (S17 39 34.2 E12 41 54.3) plenty times, and as usual, this peace of road is mentally more tiring than van Zyl's. You have to keep focus every meter you go. And after a while, you stop taking photos.




















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