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Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
« on: February 10, 2011, 08:56:49 pm »
My brother's son (so I think he is my nephew - ai hierdie Ingils) who works in South Dekota, USA, was on leave and he visited his favourite aunt & uncle in East London. So what do you do with a young man when he visits you??  You travel on your bike and show him the area as he is not familiar with the Eastern Cape. (His parents are staying in Centurion).

All the photo's was taking by him during the ride etc, so all complements must go to him. . . .

DAY 1
We decided to go to Kei Mouth Saturday (29 Jan 2011).  A friend of mine said he would join us, but once we are there, he wants to go home again.  



Getting ready



Eish Airlines near Kei Mouth - they have various specials  :mwink:





Entering Kei Mouth



Frans the man - missed out on a nice trip



On our way to the pond



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The young man

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Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 09:02:23 pm »
I don't know why, but I battle to get the photo's up.  The screen is scrolling up and down all the time   ???  ???  ???  Let's try . . .



No - not the planned route. Something to do with something I don't understand. Maybe somebody can inform me.





On route to Morgan Bay where we planned to have breakfast.





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Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 09:05:46 pm »




The view from where we had our breakfast





On our way to Double Mouth



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Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011, 09:09:08 pm »








We took the gravel road towards Kei Bridge



Dikkes is taking a snooze
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Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2011, 09:11:27 pm »


Mobile T-Bones  ;D









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Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2011, 09:16:29 pm »


The idea was to take the "service road" towards Macleantown, but what we didn't know . . . is yet to come.





Had to turn around later as the water was getting deeper and there was no way around the water / mud  :o



Open roads towards Macleantown



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Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2011, 09:35:39 pm »
Nice part of the country.
Have to visit sometime. :deal:
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Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2011, 09:55:36 pm »
Nice part of the country.
Have to visit sometime. :deal:

Chris Iwould like join you on that trip :thumleft:

Jaco,great country side you have there,thanks :thumleft:
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Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2011, 10:35:13 pm »
Nice part of the country.
Have to visit sometime. :deal:

I allready invited you  :mwink:

Nice part of the country.
Have to visit sometime. :deal:

Chris Iwould like join you on that trip :thumleft:

Jaco,great country side you have there,thanks :thumleft:

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Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2011, 10:41:23 pm »
DAY 2

This looks like a moewiese trip with day this and day that, but Johan took nearly 500 photo's and to choose them is a mission on it's own.  Only limited time and look what the time is allready.

Let me carry on with the RR.  Mr P; Kally and a friend of mine, David who's not a WD, joined us the Sunday as the plans were to go to Hogsback via Stutterheim.

The phot's will speak for themself . . . .



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Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2011, 10:45:08 pm »
Looks like a great ride !

Post the route please when you get a chance !

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Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2011, 10:46:31 pm »
The plans were to go to Thornpark Trading Store via the backroads, onto the N6 towards Macleantown, turn left on the road to Hanover, Frankfurt and then to Stutterheim.  From Stutt, to Hogsback via Keiskammahoek towards Cathcart and then back home.







Crossing the Nahoon River near Dorchester Heights



Nahoon River

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Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2011, 10:49:14 pm »
Looks like a great ride !

Post the route please when you get a chance !

Thanks !

Thanks Glen. 

I would do it with a pleasure, BUT I'm riding on "gut feeling" and a map or 2 I study beforehand if I'm going to an area I don't know that well.

I'll post the routes later but it would be like turn left at the second tree, right at the gate etc. :biggrin:
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Re: Around East London & Hogsback in 2 Days
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2011, 10:53:48 pm »






There were various water crossings on the route.





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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2011, 10:57:59 pm »
Kally took over as he wanted to show us a German Graveyard.















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« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2011, 11:01:22 pm »
Frankfurt towards Stutterheim for Breakfast









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« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2011, 11:05:41 pm »
After the breakfast I wanted to show the group an holiday place, but it almost ended up in a disaster - well for that moment but later on we laughed about it.







What's cooking  ???



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« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2011, 11:11:46 pm »
For now the place is still a secret . . . .  .  :biggrin:

Once we were sorted out, we were on our way to Gubu Dam.



















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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2011, 11:16:33 pm »
From Gubu Dam we went to Hogsback via Keiskammahoek.



It was so HOT nobody in town  ???



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« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2011, 11:19:29 pm »


Waterfall in a distance.





Hole in the Wall -  :biggrin:

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