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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #520 on: November 02, 2021, 12:31:33 pm »
Morgan and I had spent a lot of time together, just talking. He shared so much with me, but that is between us and all I could do in return was share my experience as a father, my trials and tribulations in life and the absolute need to find your own inner strength, apply wisdom in your decisions and take time to make them, so that you do not end up regretting making those crucial decisions.

The previous night, Morgan came to me and asked me if he could do something for me. I had asked him what and he said that he would like to clean my boots. That rocked me a bit and I asked him why. His reply was that I had imparted so much into his life, that he saw me as a father figure and he wanted to honour me. I was so humbled by this, that after he left with my boots, I broke down.

He brought them back in the morning, we chatted, he thanked me and left.

What more can you say about something so special?

 i cried at this ,  so humbling

yes, so did I.


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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #521 on: November 02, 2021, 05:46:23 pm »
Morgan and I had spent a lot of time together, just talking. He shared so much with me, but that is between us and all I could do in return was share my experience as a father, my trials and tribulations in life and the absolute need to find your own inner strength, apply wisdom in your decisions and take time to make them, so that you do not end up regretting making those crucial decisions.

The previous night, Morgan came to me and asked me if he could do something for me. I had asked him what and he said that he would like to clean my boots. That rocked me a bit and I asked him why. His reply was that I had imparted so much into his life, that he saw me as a father figure and he wanted to honour me. I was so humbled by this, that after he left with my boots, I broke down.

He brought them back in the morning, we chatted, he thanked me and left.

What more can you say about something so special?

 i cried at this ,  so humbling

yes, so did I.


Daskop - dankie vir die reis deur jou binnekant.

Thank you so much for honesty.

It was one of the most humbling and emotional experiences of my whole life.

A similar situation happened in 2014 when I was in Tanzania. I met Joseph, a local small scale farmer, he took me on a tour of his farm, then him and his wife spoilt me with a traditional Tanzanian lunch on a fully set out table under a big tree on the farm. We spent quite some time together during the 9 days I spent in Ifakara recovering after my accident, and when I left, he told me that he would love to see me again, and if I decided to move to Tanzania, he will give me a piece of his farm to live on and he will buy a GS so that we can tour Tanzania together. We are still in contact.

There is hope for all of us, it merely depends on what we radiate.


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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #522 on: November 02, 2021, 07:35:48 pm »
Morgan and I had spent a lot of time together, just talking. He shared so much with me, but that is between us and all I could do in return was share my experience as a father, my trials and tribulations in life and the absolute need to find your own inner strength, apply wisdom in your decisions and take time to make them, so that you do not end up regretting making those crucial decisions.

The previous night, Morgan came to me and asked me if he could do something for me. I had asked him what and he said that he would like to clean my boots. That rocked me a bit and I asked him why. His reply was that I had imparted so much into his life, that he saw me as a father figure and he wanted to honour me. I was so humbled by this, that after he left with my boots, I broke down.

He brought them back in the morning, we chatted, he thanked me and left.

What more can you say about something so special?

 i cried at this ,  so humbling

yes, so did I.


Daskop - dankie vir die reis deur jou binnekant.

Thank you so much for honesty.

It was one of the most humbling and emotional experiences of my whole life.

A similar situation happened in 2014 when I was in Tanzania. I met Joseph, a local small scale farmer, he took me on a tour of his farm, then him and his wife spoilt me with a traditional Tanzanian lunch on a fully set out table under a big tree on the farm. We spent quite some time together during the 9 days I spent in Ifakara recovering after my accident, and when I left, he told me that he would love to see me again, and if I decided to move to Tanzania, he will give me a piece of his farm to live on and he will buy a GS so that we can tour Tanzania together. We are still in contact.

There is hope


There still some good left in this world it would appear........ :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #523 on: November 02, 2021, 08:40:52 pm »
I am leaving tomorrow morning to do my presentation at Horizons Unlimited 2021 over the weekend, so I will not be posting for a while.

Please keep me in your prayers.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #524 on: November 03, 2021, 06:40:03 am »
You going to smash it buddy :thumleft:
 

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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #525 on: November 03, 2021, 09:11:18 am »
Looking forward to your return and the next chapter.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #526 on: November 03, 2021, 02:12:00 pm »
I have read the ride report from the beginning over the last two days.

I am amazed at what you did (and will be doing over the next few days with HU). Respect.

I am so sorry for your loss.
 

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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #527 on: November 03, 2021, 06:52:38 pm »
Wow, I too have read this ride report from start to here over the lat 2 days.
I am totally heart broken for you.
I have been quite emotional actually and have cried at times reading this.

Thanks for sharing it with us, I know it can't be easy, but hope you find some kind of solace in it.
I look forward to following along for the rest of your journey.
Safe travels over the weekend.
 

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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #528 on: November 15, 2021, 10:13:14 am »
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #529 on: November 15, 2021, 10:25:27 am »
Daskop, how did things go at Horizons Unlimited?
Looking forward to the rest of the report and the privilege we have in sharing your story.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #530 on: November 15, 2021, 12:19:01 pm »
Daskop, how did things go at Horizons Unlimited?
Looking forward to the rest of the report and the privilege we have in sharing your story.

Hi.

Just got back late yesterday afternoon. Will try to get the update started again tonight.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #531 on: November 15, 2021, 04:38:24 pm »

Hi.

Just got back late yesterday afternoon. Will try to get the update started again tonight.

So pray tell, how did your presentation go ?
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #532 on: November 16, 2021, 09:03:36 am »
Wow this is a moving report!!

I have covered most of your route either on a bike or in a car. I would have passed you without thinking you might have a hard time, we all assume people on travel is in a happy place. Almost makes me worry somewhere I missed the signs that somebody needed support in a different way than me waffling on about the next stretch of road or camp site.

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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #533 on: November 16, 2021, 03:20:08 pm »
Firstly, I want to thank everyone who have posted and sent messages.

The presentation went well, but it was a huge emotional challenge and there were times that I seriously considered pulling out, because I did not know if I had the ability to control my emotions. The first 5 minutes were the most difficult and it took me some time to be able to even talk without the tears flowing, but I eventually got it done and I was not really prepared for what came out of it.

I am busy sorting through the photos and will post the whole story of this 2 week trip within this RR soon, but for now I will continue the RR on my initial trip.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #534 on: November 16, 2021, 03:31:42 pm »
Snorkeling in Lake Tanganyika with Andrew, Bernie, Steven and the staff.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #535 on: November 16, 2021, 04:28:30 pm »
Heading back to Ndole Bay Lodge, we saw a pair of Fish Eagles along the way.

The call of the Fish Eagle is to me the sound of Africa.

Joshua, the boat captain, taking us to shore and his dog waiting for him.
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« Reply #536 on: November 16, 2021, 04:31:20 pm »
Steven has a tattoo worth reading.
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« Reply #537 on: November 16, 2021, 04:46:06 pm »
My last night at Ndole Bay Lodge on Lake Tanganyika.
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« Reply #538 on: November 16, 2021, 04:59:10 pm »
My last fire on the beach, some hammock time and supper with the people who had been looking after me. Joshua, Scotty and Alison.
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Re: Brandon Bosch Memorial Ride - Africa 2021
« Reply #539 on: November 16, 2021, 08:29:16 pm »
Slight deviation from this RR to cover the Horizons Unlimited section of my trip which is really an integral part of the story.

Leaving PE after collecting some Brandon stickers from Bev, with my wing man Bill, a friend from Kenya.

We turned off just before Middleton and did some gravel through the nature reserve to Bedford. Then it was on to Mountain View Resort in Zastron.
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