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Re: THE UNPLANNED PLANNED NC TRIP - 62 + 1
« Reply #40 on: July 12, 2021, 12:16:33 pm »
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Re: THE UNPLANNED PLANNED NC TRIP - 62 + 1
« Reply #41 on: July 12, 2021, 12:17:11 pm »
Langkloof Pass down. 

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Re: THE UNPLANNED PLANNED NC TRIP - 62 + 1
« Reply #42 on: July 12, 2021, 12:19:30 pm »
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Re: THE UNPLANNED PLANNED NC TRIP - 62 + 1
« Reply #43 on: July 12, 2021, 12:21:14 pm »
Some nice twisty’s and a brunch stop.

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Re: THE UNPLANNED PLANNED NC TRIP - 62 + 1
« Reply #44 on: July 12, 2021, 12:22:56 pm »
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Re: THE UNPLANNED PLANNED NC TRIP - 62 + 1
« Reply #45 on: July 12, 2021, 12:26:07 pm »
Safely in Loeriesfontein after an awesome ride and day, we bought wood and booked in.  I prepared the nights meal. 

@Hingsding paid us a visit and it was nice to she him again.  We had a lot to catch up.  He however also had another braai on the go and left a while later.  Dankie vir die kuier Christoffel, was lekker om weer te sien en te kon gesels, ons waardeer.  Mooi loop in daai węreld van julle en groete aan jou vroutjie.  Julle plekkie is puik en julle gasvryheid spreek boekdele. 

An excellent day were ended with a meal fit for a king. 


Hier vee die mense nog die strate.   :eek7:

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Re: THE UNPLANNED PLANNED NC TRIP - 62 + 1
« Reply #46 on: July 12, 2021, 12:44:01 pm »
DAY 6  Loeriesfontein to Beaufort Wes

This would be the longest day of the trip and all the way gravel. 

The route is from Loeriesfontein to Calvinia, backroads to Frasersburg, more backroads down to Oukloof Pass, gravel road along the Karoo National Park to our destination for the day, Beaufort Wes. 

Annemarie had a bad night and did not get a proper night’s rest.  Her ribs were a problem.  Vink was on the cautious side and decided to take the tar route.  We would meet them in Calvinia for a brekkie and then eventually in Beaufort Wes.   

Before we left we took some phodies at the Windpomp museum. 


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Re: THE UNPLANNED PLANNED NC TRIP - 62 + 1
« Reply #47 on: July 12, 2021, 12:46:23 pm »
The gravel road down to Calvinia was a gravel highway with some great scenery.

In Calvinia we had one of the best brekkies ever. 
Vink also took Annemarie to a local Dr for a quick check on her ribs.  She indeed had some cracked ribs, so it was tar road for them.


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Re: THE UNPLANNED PLANNED NC TRIP - 62 + 1
« Reply #48 on: July 12, 2021, 12:48:40 pm »
This is how you explain an Afrikaans menu to an Englishman.  See how happy he is after he could place his order.   :biggrin:
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Re: THE UNPLANNED PLANNED NC TRIP - 62 + 1
« Reply #49 on: July 12, 2021, 12:54:09 pm »
Then Vink made a joke with the waitress.  His order was something like this;
"One ostrich egg, one botte of rum and a loaf of bread, nothing else please."

Well, that is what he got.   :lol8:

 

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Re: THE UNPLANNED PLANNED NC TRIP - 62 + 1
« Reply #50 on: July 12, 2021, 01:00:41 pm »
Ek dink daardie waiter is tops!!!

Ek sal so iemand dadelik aanstel want haar humorsin was uit die boeke gewees.

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Re: THE UNPLANNED PLANNED NC TRIP - 62 + 1
« Reply #51 on: July 12, 2021, 01:02:06 pm »
We left Calvinia and rode some interesting back roads to Fraserburg.  The drought is however visible throughout this area and not really a nice sight to see.

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« Reply #52 on: July 12, 2021, 01:03:51 pm »
The gravel road from Frasersburg to Oukloof was nice, die Pass itself was badly washed away.  They most probably had heavy rains recently.  But it was still a jol to ride through. 

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Re: THE UNPLANNED PLANNED NC TRIP - 62 + 1
« Reply #53 on: July 12, 2021, 01:05:16 pm »
Nog

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Re: THE UNPLANNED PLANNED NC TRIP - 62 + 1
« Reply #54 on: July 12, 2021, 01:06:34 pm »
From there it was all decent gravel, and we were heavy on the throttle, daylight was running out. 

We all arrived safely in Beaufort Wes, we booked in and had a relaxed evening around the fire. 
We ordered some decent Pizza from a local restaurant. 

And so another wonderful day’s riding through the Karoo came to an end.
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Re: THE UNPLANNED PLANNED NC TRIP - 62 + 1
« Reply #55 on: July 12, 2021, 01:18:08 pm »
Laat my nou dink - ek wou nog roomys koop daardie aand in B/Wes......
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« Reply #56 on: July 12, 2021, 01:27:35 pm »
Laat my nou dink - ek wou nog roomys koop daardie aand in B/Wes......

Maar David het mos poeding gekry vir ons.   :biggrin:
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« Reply #57 on: July 12, 2021, 01:31:55 pm »
Jinne maar daai Karretjie kan sy bene optel..............!!!!
Vra bietjie vir Vink hoe was sy trip in Kakamas toe ons voorraad gaan koop het.



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« Reply #58 on: July 12, 2021, 01:32:10 pm »
Ek dink daardie waiter is tops!!!

Ek sal so iemand dadelik aanstel want haar humorsin was uit die boeke gewees.

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« Reply #59 on: July 12, 2021, 01:33:02 pm »
Jinne maar daai Karretjie kan sy bene optel..............!!!!
Vra bietjie vir Vink hoe was sy trip in Kakamas toe ons voorraad gaan koop het.



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