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Clanwilliam via Ceres/Op die Berg #2
« on: August 29, 2006, 03:17:27 pm »
At the Algeria Camp site, take the right fork and head on to Clanwilliam. This road follows the river and the gravel is good, so back up to speed again. Just whatch out for the 90 degree turns that pop up every now again




Dam wall, dam is quite full at the moment.



Only got to Clanwilliam at 1.30 pm, still had +-200 km until Loerisfontein. After much discussions with myself on the pros and cons of pushing on the little voice of reason said I should take a leisurely ride back home.

Just after Citrusdal is the Piekernierskloof pass, drop a couple of gears and let the fun start....but half way up had to take some seriouse cage avoidence manuvers as there were parked cars all over the road. A bus had lost control coming down, thank goodness no one was hurt as the bus was full of school kids. The office was kind enough to let me ride under the chain and so it was off home again

 

Last smoke break before home, these geese were friendly





Home with the setting sun on the mountain. Time for nice cold beer.



Total dist 626 Km

just a couple more pics








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Re: Clanwilliam via Ceres/Op die Berg #2
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2006, 03:24:47 pm »
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Another favourite pic. Thanks for sharing with us.
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2006, 03:31:08 pm »
That pass (es?) look fun. Up and down, twisting.

Lekker pics there!
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Clanwilliam via Ceres/Op die Berg #2
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2006, 04:15:30 pm »
Where's that pic taken - the one droffie refers to?

I never knew geese carry the goslings in the mouths - is that true?

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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2006, 04:51:34 pm »
That valley is about 30 km before Clanwilliam, but if you take the N7, turn right at the Algeria sign board, its about 15km or so along the dirt road.
The Algeria camp site is just sfter the forest in the pic
 

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Clanwilliam via Ceres/Op die Berg #2
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2006, 05:18:20 pm »
Did you happen to see the observatory?
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2006, 05:24:13 pm »
No missed that, where is it?
 

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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2006, 07:44:04 am »
:thumbleft:
 

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Clanwilliam via Ceres/Op die Berg #2
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2006, 08:14:59 am »
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No missed that, where is it?


http://www.cederbergobs.org.za/
http://droffarc.wikispaces.com
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Clanwilliam via Ceres/Op die Berg #2
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2006, 02:19:46 pm »
very cool pics
 

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Clanwilliam via Ceres/Op die Berg #2
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2006, 08:34:28 am »
Sweet piks.
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