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« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2006, 01:20:56 pm »
Very nice! :thumbup: No pics of the bobby-janes?
 

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« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2006, 01:53:37 pm »
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Very nice! :thumbup: No pics of the bobby-janes?

Thanks :)

'saw several but they are so common we didn't really bother to take pics.
We did come accross this one large troupe (around 15 adults!) blocking the road but they scrambled before my pillion could swing the camera around - here you can just make out the stragglers
 

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« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2006, 02:13:16 pm »
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'saw several but they are so common we didn't really bother to take pics.
We did come accross this one large troupe (around 15 adults!) blocking the road but they scrambled before my pillion could swing the camera around -

 
I used to kak myself when I went mountain biking in that area... some of those large males had no fear.  :shock: And the teeth!!  :shock:
 

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« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2006, 07:14:56 pm »
Very very nice LS....Last year we did a 2 day hike around Cape Point, up
one side and down the other, and not a soul in sight, and luckily, no
baboons either......

Cape Point is actually the Southermost tip of the Western Cape Peninsula where the warm Agulhas current meets the Benguella current.

Aguhlas is the Southermost tip of Africa.

You guys are lucky....shaved heads not only make some of you look good.
but no bad hair helmet days either  :evil:
 

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« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2006, 07:21:12 pm »
that dude right in the front there CO needs a haircut  :shock:
 

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« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2006, 07:32:18 am »
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that dude right in the front there CO needs a haircut  :shock:


Huh :shock:  :?:  :shock:
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« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2006, 11:56:11 am »
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Lighthouse near the entrance to Simonstad harbour. The only way to get there is by boat, and then only when the sea is calm. It was automated several years ago though.


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There is another way to get to the lighthouse but mostly back from the lighthouse which is done quite often.

many more reasons why Accton should stay, stay and stay.

Some really beautiful pics there LS. Thanks


Hey Drof how many times did you have to swim to the dam light house at 05:00 in the morning, the most we did was 4, but that was for a opf*&k
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« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2006, 12:38:03 pm »
Lucky some lekker pics, now that I can see them, this must of been a nice trip and so cool that you are doing it with Hubby, when is she getting her own bike?
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« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2006, 12:55:59 pm »
Hubby? :shock:

We are talking of selling the GSA in a year or so and getting two KLRs (or equivalent). Eventually we hope to ride them up to friends on the Isle of Jura (Scotland).
when we get back home we'll start our family and I'll get a Harley






just kidding about the Harley!
 

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« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2006, 01:48:59 pm »
My wife checked one of these URAL 750 Bikes the other day, this was one with a sidecar, she loves it and wants one. Next year my son should be cool to ride with me and the wife will be taking our girl on the URAL in the sidecar. Just think weekend Hubby & Me on the bike and the two rugrats in the sidecar of to Rooiels for brekkies, what a joll.
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« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2006, 02:20:56 pm »
Accton

Ek wil nie vir my wysneus of slim hou ni emaar Hubby = husband = manlik.

and by the way I myself wont mind a Ural sidecar bike.  :lol:
Gewoontlik n@@i ek reguit aan op fyndraai.

 

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« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2006, 02:59:27 pm »
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Accton

Ek wil nie vir my wysneus of slim hou ni emaar Hubby = husband = manlik.

and by the way I myself wont mind a Ural sidecar bike.  :lol:


Ag sorry man, shrubie then okay.

Please note all Hubby?s revered to in my posts are actually shrubie?s
I was wondering why LS was posting ? marks. Must be because I?m still a child and don?t understand the meaning of live or something like that.
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« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2006, 03:27:51 pm »
LS, most excellent pics, and eye. I must get some pointers from you. How wide is that wide angle?

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« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2006, 03:41:16 pm »
The sidecar set-up we get here is a CJ -Chinese copy of the URAL, which is a Russian copy of a WW2 BMW.  

Heavy, unreliable and not at all easy to ride.  But nice in a retro kind of way.

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« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2006, 03:50:24 pm »
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How wide is that wide angle?

MJ - It's a 10-22mm EF-S lens on a Canon 20D body
the other shots were taken using an old 75-300mm EF lens. It's not good in the dark and has a little trouble focussing when fully zoomed but it takes lekker closeups and interesting portraits methinks (and it's cheap!)
the first two pics were taken with my little mik-en-druk

I'm saving up for a 100-400mm L-series lens (those white bazookas) but they cost more than all my camera equipment put together :(
 

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« Reply #35 on: October 31, 2006, 05:12:23 pm »
Excellent pics, you shoule get yourself a job at Cannon.

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« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2006, 08:49:51 am »
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At the risk of sounding pedantic. This is not where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. My understanding is that the two oceans meet in Aghulas. It is often stated that it is at Cape Point but this is not the case.

Well CO. It turns out you were right. I stand corrected

Got the following info from a marine biologist who works with my wife:

Agulhas is the most southernly tip of Africa, geographically speaking.
Agulhas is also where the two oceans meet ...as you said.
The two currents (warm & cold) never actually meet. The point where they are closest together is halfway to the antarctic and it continualy shifts

The only significant thing about the point is it's beauty. The certificates, postcards, marathons, wine and whatnot that claim the point as the meeting place is just marketing bulls$%t
 

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« Reply #37 on: November 01, 2006, 09:02:56 am »
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At the risk of sounding pedantic. This is not where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. My understanding is that the two oceans meet in Aghulas. It is often stated that it is at Cape Point but this is not the case.

Well CO. It turns out you were right. I stand corrected

Got the following info from a marine biologist who works with my wife:

Agulhas is the most southernly tip of Africa, geographically speaking.
Agulhas is also where the two oceans meet ...as you said.
The two currents (warm & cold) never actually meet. The point where they are closest together is halfway to the antarctic and it continualy shifts

The only significant thing about the point is it's beauty. The certificates, postcards, marathons, wine and whatnot that claim the point as the meeting place is just marketing bulls$%t


The point is stunning. We often take the Cape's beauty for granted. Biking gives us the great opportunity of not only seeing but feeling and smelling the awesome nature and scenery around us.
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« Reply #38 on: November 01, 2006, 11:21:07 am »
HiJack: Hay dudes do you have any lekker gravel roads that you take to get there, I know the standard routes, are there any not so known routes?\Hijack off:
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« Reply #39 on: November 05, 2006, 10:51:45 pm »
8)  8) LS, what a lekker report man and stunning pics... and I know it sounds weird, but even enjoyed the fauna and flaura pics  :oops:  :wink:

The Cape is one of the most beautiful places in this country... especially once you get away from the major centres  8)
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