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« on: February 27, 2006, 09:00:22 am »
Well, after all the power cuts and extra work I was somewhat out of touch so I went off in search of a river...

It was raining when I left, all the way over the Franschoek pass.







Some interesting rock formations


A river but not the one I had in mind

Some nice flowers - boganvilla?




An interesting looking road..

An interesting surprise - deep sand on the bend

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2006, 09:03:38 am »
I know where you were looking - you were looking for poesjelnelsrivier ja?
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2006, 09:14:48 am »
That transparent am I? 8)
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2006, 09:20:52 am »
oh, i thought you went for end-sonder-rivier....
nice pics drof
 

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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2006, 09:46:21 am »
Quote from: "droffarc"
That transparent am I? 8)


Yep, that road to Robertson via gravel is the one we always take out there, and it also leads to Zevenfontein where we do the 4x4 course.

 8)
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2006, 09:52:40 am »
man, when i look at pics from w/cape me heart bleeds; think i should set up shop in tvl during summer and winter in ct!
 

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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2006, 10:28:18 am »
I'd do it the other way round Wino, Summer there, winter here.
Nothing worse than a CT winter with rain etc.

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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2006, 12:21:05 pm »
Great report droffarc! I like

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I'd do it the other way round Wino, Summer there, winter here.
Nothing worse than a CT winter with rain etc.

Actually, Midrand annually receives more rain than the Cape - I find that I usually clock up more Kays in the winter than I do in the summer...weird
 

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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2006, 01:41:46 pm »
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man, when i look at pics from w/cape me heart bleeds; think i should set up shop in tvl during summer and winter in ct!


ahh... die ou transvaal.... my heart warmeth
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2006, 01:43:17 pm »
Nice report, as a side note I really enjoyed your "mud and dust on the passes" ride. I have a soft spot for the Southern Cape, it is by far my favourite place to ride !
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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2006, 04:34:19 pm »
Nice report.  enjoy the warm weather.
 

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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2006, 05:30:56 pm »
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oh, i thought you went for end-sonder-rivier....
nice pics drof


With a bit of luck, next time I will go off in search of an sonder-rivier-end :)

Warm weather? at 14:00 (at my mother-in-law's) in Robertson it was 34deg C. I think I prefer cooler climes.  :brilsmurf:
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« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2006, 07:14:43 pm »
Well, it's raining today, so maybe there will be a river
somewhere...when you find it, let me know  :D

Cool pics droffarc  :D
 

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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2006, 12:05:20 pm »
The poesjenels rivier?
Right next to the PoesPas Vallei ?


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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2006, 01:42:17 pm »
Here is a Google earth pic showing the bridge I stopped at.

Also shows bellvue?
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« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2006, 02:13:41 pm »
Would that be whis co-ordinates?
S33 46.024 E19 32.601
 

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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2006, 04:34:39 pm »
Hi Guest. I guess it must be farmland looking at the picture.
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