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Offline Peat

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A Karoo Adventure
« on: December 24, 2010, 06:24:06 pm »
Day One

It finally arrived, yes the 16th Day of December, we had decided to go down on Anakee’s rather than Knobblies, because of the long haul on tarred road to get there and back. The Karoo was beckoning but the rain at 05h00 was also falling with gusto. I slung my leg over the big BM and eased out into the rain.
Jacoboos was waiting at the Shell service station, I filled the 33 Litre tank to the brim, and we were off. Rain, rain and more rain!
We stopped at Potch sometime later, for coffee at the Wimpy, but they only opened at 08h00, so we used their table and made our own coffee, and tried to dry out.

 

Coffee at Potch outside the closed Wimpy.
We went through Wolmaranstad, Bloemhof, Christiana, Warrenton, and stopped for petrol in Kimberley. Through Hopetown, Strydenburg and on to Kambro, where we stopped to confirm our camp site booking for Sunday. Then on through Britstown and onto Victoria West.



Church in Victoria West.
We then turned West onto the R63 and stopped off at Melton World, our over night stay. A total of 902Km for the day.



A well deserved beer for the day.

Day Two

The next morning dawned with a beautiful sun rise.



Jacoboos was up early and captured this.



And this.
We packed up and where on the road early, just the other side of Melton World we came across this.





Further down the road we stopped at this windmill.



I then decided to use my video camera, and Jacoboos played along with his demonstration of how to do a pirouette at about 50Km/h in the mud, he was very successful, I feel, and almost managed to do a full 360 Deg turn!



A slow motion of the Pirouette..............




The rest is still to come


« Last Edit: January 05, 2011, 03:34:22 pm by Peat »
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Re: A Karoo Adventure
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2010, 08:11:02 pm »
awesome
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Re: A Karoo Adventure
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2010, 10:00:18 pm »
I just love that clip - how the tracks criss-cross  :laughing4:

Glad he is OK...

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Re: A Karoo Adventure
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2010, 02:06:08 am »
Lovely pics and that clip is awesome.  :thumleft:
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Re: A Karoo Adventure
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2010, 08:59:48 am »


Controlled  360, nice, video camera date setting?? :-\
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Re: A Karoo Adventure
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2010, 09:30:19 am »
Hi Laban,

I let the battery go flat on the camera and it reverts to the default setting.
I was tired after packing and decided not to re set the date prior to leaving.
I now regret that decision. One never knows when you will get a situation happen right in front of you with your camera running and have it recorded.
 
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Re: A Karoo Adventure
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2010, 10:02:01 am »
lekker trip, nice pics :thumleft:
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Re: A Karoo Adventure
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2010, 10:49:19 am »
Lekker. Can't wait for the rest.
 

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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2010, 10:59:24 am »
'kin hell!!!!!!!!!!!!! You should get an Oscar for that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Re: A Karoo Adventure
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2010, 12:06:52 pm »
Great trip - could have used a third wheel though  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2010, 01:30:13 pm »
Some nice pics there,thanks for sharing.
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Re: A Karoo Adventure
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2010, 02:24:56 pm »
Hi Laban,

I let the battery go flat on the camera and it reverts to the default setting.
I was tired after packing and decided not to re set the date prior to leaving.
I now regret that decision. One never knows when you will get a situation happen right in front of you with your camera running and have it recorded.
 


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Re: A Karoo Adventure
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2010, 03:03:38 pm »
Peat, that was so lekka to watch... had me laughing so lekka ... man .... I can just see me doing that ggoing through a bit of mud....    :biggrin:

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Re: A Karoo Adventure
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2010, 10:39:00 am »
Nice one Peat with action and all. Can't wait for the rest.
 

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Re: A Karoo Adventure
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2010, 08:03:23 am »
10/10 for the 360!  ;D
Looking forward to the rest
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Re: A Karoo Adventure
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2010, 08:52:49 am »
Lekker trip and nice pics! 
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Re: A Karoo Adventure
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2010, 11:21:26 am »
Thanks for the pics. That was a spectacular off, glad he is ok.
 

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Re: A Karoo Adventure
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2010, 05:38:06 pm »
Eish - "snot" funny!  Happens so quickly.  Good to see that you got up a walked away.
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Re: A Karoo Adventure
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2010, 08:37:12 pm »
It happens so fast........glad all was ok.

Great clip.....Thanks
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Re: A Karoo Adventure
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2010, 08:44:13 pm »
Great start to the Karoo trip.lol :thumleft: