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Offline bmad

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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2010, 08:01:17 am »
Awesome stuff  :thumleft:

This looks entertaining and different, looking forward to the rest.
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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2010, 08:23:35 am »
Looks like agreat beginning - can't wait for the rest!  :thumleft:
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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2010, 08:36:10 am »
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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2010, 08:48:52 am »
Wow...these photos really look awesome :thumleft:
 

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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2010, 08:54:22 am »
Does anyone know where i can find a good map drawing program? I really wat to indicate our route. Otherwise i'll just include a google earth map with placemarks...
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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2010, 10:21:09 am »
Episode 1: Cape Town to Katima Mulilo



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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2010, 10:38:55 am »
Awesome photos!  Waiting for the rest...  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2010, 11:13:47 am »
Nice KATM!
I wonder where that gravel road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. (Apologies to Mr Frost)

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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2010, 01:31:53 pm »
howsit guys and girls

hope you checked out moloko's vids. showing and telling you all about the trip is really cool as it just brings it all back again.

before we hit the Caprivi strip< guess wot? no strippers...> we went past Tsidilo hills. As you might know Botswana it FLAT like pancake and no banana. except for Tsidilo hills and another spot nearby. so imagine getting there to go check out a big rock and some paintings, my excitement level was not to high.
but wot we found there was again exceptional...

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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2010, 02:13:57 pm »
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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2010, 02:32:39 pm »
So the towing lessons and tow rope I gave paid off   :biggrin:

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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2010, 03:28:31 pm »
The towing was moerse intense!!

It was the second day and we decided to fill up in Rehoboth (Namibia), skip Windhoek and fill up at Withoogte. Tracks for Africa indicated fuel and a backpackers.

However, when we arrived at Withoogte we discovered the backpackers have a overgrown garden, no roof or windows, no fence... it almost looked like the fuel station which was non existant!! We arrived there with the Ten sucking on petrol vapour.

So we decided to push to Gobabis, but about 5km outside Withoogte the Ten was empty. Sun was down and the stars rapidly made their appearence. The bush camp idea came up a few times during 'plan b' discussions, but we decided to tow the Ten, on the Trans Kalahari Highway, at night...

The 45 km to Gobabis took us about 1h30min. BIG trucks and heavy traffic made that hour and a half feel like an eternity. Bonuses included a full moon rising over the Kalahari, cherry/brandy mix, feeling of adventure, being exposed to 'who-knows-what' on day two.

We arrived at Xian Quaz camp at about 21h00 that night. David (lodge owner) was busy locking the farm gates when he saw this strange set of lights bouncing towards him. What he thought was a taxi with the driver using a torch as a right headlight turned out to be two bikers... both hungry, thirsty and tired.

We booked in and decided to stay two nights which included kudu steaks, cold beer and sigerettes, beds, big fire place, cement slab for bike check-ups, lots of wildlife... o and he would get some petrol from town the next day.



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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2010, 04:01:33 pm »
hey anton took a 3 meter cable for locking up the bikes, hah only used it for towing.... the red girl is really thursty.

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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2010, 04:46:14 pm »
Eeish.  :drif:

Thanks Tour & Moloko - am feeling inspired for a lekker long, life-changing African trip.
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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2010, 05:38:36 pm »
wow 2 months!
fantastic  ;D
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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2010, 06:11:21 pm »
NICE!!
Great fotos guys
that sand looks splendid for towing thru too :mwink:
looking forward for some more
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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #36 on: September 22, 2010, 06:16:39 pm »
Lekker where's the rest ?
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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #37 on: September 22, 2010, 06:18:39 pm »
goingnowherequickly ... sand is just as splendid to running start the bike

Baches ... patience, buddy. This is a very long trip, filled with some very cool stories.
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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2010, 07:23:21 pm »
Enjoyed this pic... The rock formation looks like a military boot, standing on top of the African continent.  ;D   Poetic.

 
 

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Re: Malawi and Busted !!!!
« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2010, 08:27:15 am »
Its called Africa Rock... its at the Tsodilo Hills (mountain of the gods), the highest peak in Botswana. We went there on our last day in the Okavango. The mountains are a spectacular site full of san rock art and prehistoric civilisation. According to historians this location was very important in prehistoric inter continental trade routes, between 50 000 and 100 000 years ago. Quite extrodinary.

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