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Re: Zimbabwe's doors are open (THE STORY HAS STARTED....pg5!!)
« Reply #100 on: September 10, 2010, 10:46:21 am »
Wonderful trip so far Adventurer!  :thumleft:
Just out of interest, why did you choose to do 2 border crossings -  Botswana and then Zim, as opposed to going straight to Beit Bridge border post and then Bulawayo?

LGF I am sure, when ADV gets to the last bit of B Bridge you will understand why.... I really dont wnat to go thru BB again if I dont have to!! but wait till the last ... :mwink:
 

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Re: Zimbabwe's doors are open (THE STORY HAS STARTED....pg5!!)
« Reply #101 on: September 10, 2010, 11:26:42 am »
Very lekka trip so far - um I definitely wont take that sea sick ferry trip tho, but look forward to the pics of K & C you promised GG!!!
 

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Re: Zimbabwe's doors are open (THE STORY HAS STARTED....pg5!!)
« Reply #102 on: September 10, 2010, 12:00:18 pm »
Awesome RR

Thanks for the job the other day on my bike
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Re: Zimbabwe's doors are open (THE STORY HAS STARTED....pg5!!)
« Reply #103 on: September 10, 2010, 12:29:51 pm »
Wonderful trip so far Adventurer!  :thumleft:
Just out of interest, why did you choose to do 2 border crossings -  Botswana and then Zim, as opposed to going straight to Beit Bridge border post and then Bulawayo?

Beit Bridge is a mission, and the Botswana way was only 20km longer. We did not expect to get stuffed around at those borders as much, they took about 2 hours each. I also like planning a trip where we do as little of the same roads twice, and we also planned on seeing Cecil John Rhodes' grave on the way from Plumtree, as it turned out we missed it anyway.
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Re: Zimbabwe's doors are open (THE STORY HAS STARTED....pg5!!)
« Reply #104 on: September 10, 2010, 12:30:41 pm »
Thanks really enjoying the RR - must say The Victoria Falls is forever so beautiful and I can almost smell the Zambezi river  - brings back loads of memories  :)
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Re: Zimbabwe's doors are open (THE STORY HAS STARTED....pg5!!)
« Reply #105 on: September 10, 2010, 12:32:59 pm »
Very lekka trip so far - um I definitely wont take that sea sick ferry trip tho, but look forward to the pics of K & C you promised GG!!!

Even though we 'chundered' big time and felt kark the whole night I would do it again, (with anti-seasick meds :biggrin:) the ferry was a jol! It was perfectly fine the whole day, BUT....that night when the wind picked up.....2nd hand dinner and wine doesn't taste lekker...... :patch: :P
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Re: Zimbabwe's doors are open (THE STORY HAS STARTED....pg5!!)
« Reply #106 on: September 10, 2010, 04:25:46 pm »
Awsome RR I see Milibizi has not changed much. We stayed in the cottage in the picture about 4 years ago. At that stage the ferry way not running anymore, glad to see it is back afloat.
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Re: Zimbabwe's doors are open (THE STORY HAS STARTED....pg5!!)
« Reply #107 on: September 10, 2010, 09:41:20 pm »
Ok so lets back track abit... ;)

relaxed on the ferry Kurt doing business on his trip.....!!l and Carol educated me on my camera...anyway they very gladly
gave their sundowner snacks of delightful capenta to Rob and I to relish in...

This is just before we all eventaully bed down for the night!!!


Carol looking very goood.... ;)

 

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Re: Zimbabwe's doors are open (THE STORY HAS STARTED....pg5!!)
« Reply #108 on: September 10, 2010, 09:48:19 pm »
As you can see the beds are quite close to one another...it was not long before Carol went down stairs....Kurt followed suit soon afterwards.... :D  the rest of us settled in for the night or so we thought..... :o :o

Soon the sails had to be battened down...they were flapping over our heads... :o



By now Rob has also got up to help.....




I in the meantime have gone downstairs to see if our steeds are still upright!!! I did this about three or four times during the night....but not without going to see how Kurt and Carol were...and having the occassional chuckle at their expense...

I might add that it was quite a mission to get all the way down to the vehicles, up to the next level and then up to the third level trying to balance on this wild ferry and not knock all the beds on the way to your own.... :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
 

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Re: Zimbabwe's doors are open
« Reply #109 on: September 10, 2010, 09:52:25 pm »



Hell Deb's - those pants of your's are LOUD hey  :pot:  :peepwall:  :peepwall:  :peepwall:

Seriously KTM loud   ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D

Sorry PUI
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Re: Zimbabwe's doors are open (THE STORY HAS STARTED....pg5!!)
« Reply #110 on: September 10, 2010, 09:55:29 pm »
Well the night through the Cheti Gorge (not the Chobi as I mentioned earlier) proved very adventurous...would I do it agaiN

FOR SURE.... :ricky: :ricky:

sO COME THE NEXT MORNING .... :mwink:Rob offers the guy that was close to Carol on the upper deck some sardines in oil....

needless to say he did not take to that idea... :ricky: :ricky: Rob and I were really very 'nasty' I suppose.....

So I go downstairs this energy bunny and this is what I find..... :mwink:

Carol....where are you..... >:D



Kurt was initially bearing up very well....hey this is amazing support for one another...... :mwink:

 

I cant resist this K and C we all know how we could not stop talking or laughing about this unique night time adventure on the ferry!!! :ricky:  :ricky::ricky: :ricky:
 

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Re: Zimbabwe's doors are open
« Reply #111 on: September 10, 2010, 09:58:25 pm »



Hell Deb's - those pants of your's are LOUD hey  :pot:  :peepwall:  :peepwall:  :peepwall:

Seriously KTM loud   ;D  ;D  ;D  ; :mwink:

Sorry PUI


At least its different ....Very KTM different..... :mwink:
 

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Re: Zimbabwe's doors are open (THE STORY HAS STARTED....pg5!!)
« Reply #112 on: September 10, 2010, 10:06:14 pm »
The day in Kariba was absolutely funtastic... in that it took a while before K and C could really eat but we all laughed so much about the "chundering and upchucking" and the whole rock n roll ride o the ferry trip....

At the expense of another couple (Dave and Elaine) I also took this photo...I have subsequently mailed them...

K and C werent the only ones looking bad..... :ricky: :ricky: I m really not a nice friend to have around.... >:D

 

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Re: Zimbabwe's doors are open (THE STORY HAS STARTED....pg5!!)
« Reply #113 on: September 10, 2010, 10:21:45 pm »
Kelvin and John and prepared a spread from very basic foods fit for kings, they set the table and made us feel like royalty... :thumleft:





 

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Re: Zimbabwe's doors are open (THE STORY HAS STARTED....pg5!!)
« Reply #114 on: September 10, 2010, 10:25:01 pm »
The view we all awoke to ....stunning ..... :thumleft: tuff life in Africa.... :thumleft:




 

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Re: Zimbabwe's doors are open (THE STORY HAS STARTED....pg5!!)
« Reply #115 on: September 10, 2010, 10:26:54 pm »


 

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Re: Zimbabwe's doors are open (THE STORY HAS STARTED....pg5!!)
« Reply #116 on: September 10, 2010, 10:30:07 pm »
The last photo is any women's dream ...the view from the kitchen through the dining room.....AWSUM hey girls   :thumleft:

I had better dream on..... >:D
 

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Re: Zimbabwe's doors are open (THE STORY HAS STARTED....pg5!!)
« Reply #117 on: September 10, 2010, 11:12:55 pm »
really beautiful
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« Reply #118 on: September 11, 2010, 08:47:18 pm »
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Re: Zimbabwe's doors are open (THE STORY HAS STARTED....pg5!!)
« Reply #119 on: September 12, 2010, 10:09:26 pm »
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