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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #60 on: May 05, 2011, 11:30:43 am »
Fantasties! Jy sweet seker lekker op daardie grondpaaie - hulle is nie 'n man se vriend nie :)
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #61 on: May 05, 2011, 12:52:09 pm »
This is fantastic!!!  And to think that I pulled out of an overland trip through Namibia at the same time of year  >:(

You missed out, for sure.
Fantasties! Jy sweet seker lekker op daardie grondpaaie - hulle is nie 'n man se vriend nie :)

Die groot sweet het nog gekom.
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #62 on: May 05, 2011, 01:03:46 pm »
DAY 7 SOLITAIRE TO HENTIESBAY

Hentiesbay will be our final stop for the day.  We will meet up with friends who have a house there.  They are farmers from the Kalahari and they made a special trip up to Henties to meet us.  The next day will also be a rest day for us, how much rest we will get is another question.

The Super ten behaved her so far and every kilometre on her was a pleasure.  I really started to enjoy every moment riding her.  She handled the load as well as the rough stuff with ease and my confidence in her kept growing.  My body by this time were also adapting and the pain started to ease off.

The old and the new



Looking for some spares for in case........



I never seen this area as green as this.













Tropic of Capricorn



Close to Guab pass





Guap pass









On route to Kuiseb pass



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ON THE ROAD AGAIN



Down towards Kuiseb pass





Kuiseb river











The road towards Walvisbay





Dune 7



Enjoying a brotchen and meat salad between Walvisbay and Swakopmund





Swakopmund has the most beuatiful buildings



Roak (spelling)  - spicy raw meat on a brotchen with onion and gurcgins (that green stuff).





My plan was to do an oil change halfway on route.  Swakopmund had a Yamaha dealer and I conveniently pulled in.  Dune Worx Yamaha, Swakopmund did an excellent job, thanks guys.

   

After the oil change and a bit of shopping, it was off to Hentiesbay.  I was warned that they had rain in the area and the salt road to Henties was very slippery.

 



The road was slippery at places but nothing serious.  We arrived safely in Henties and had a ball of a time.   The next day we cleaned all the gear as well as our trusted Yami.  Everything was clean again and ready for the next day trip to Spitskoppe, another one of my favourites.
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #63 on: May 05, 2011, 01:27:35 pm »
Enjoying your RR tremendously  :thumleft: Would like to copy your route later this year................If you don't mind to give it to me :) I want to go see the places you went to. Regards
« Last Edit: May 05, 2011, 02:00:08 pm by Harry the Buffalo »
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #64 on: May 05, 2011, 01:48:07 pm »
Ek wag in spanning vir elke post! ???

Ek like die idee van die kaart op die pannier wat julle met 'n koukie inkleur soos julle ry.
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #65 on: May 05, 2011, 02:11:44 pm »
Enjoying your RR tremendously  :thumleft: Would like to copy your route later this year................If you don't mind to give it to me :) I want to go see the places you went to. Regards
You are welcome.  Send me a pm in a week or so and I'll give you all the information.
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« Reply #66 on: May 05, 2011, 02:14:03 pm »
Enjoying your RR tremendously  :thumleft: Would like to copy your route later this year................If you don't mind to give it to me :) I want to go see the places you went to. Regards
You are welcome.  Send me a pm in a week or so and I'll give you all the information.
Dankie Vis Arend.............. Ek maak so :thumleft:
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #67 on: May 05, 2011, 02:31:52 pm »
If I had not know better I would have said that cannot be Nam! Amazing to see all that green and all the water! Climate Change rocks! :mwink:
I am also mulling some of those landmarks come October. :thumleft:
 

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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #68 on: May 05, 2011, 03:32:09 pm »
Thanks for the fantastic RR :thumleft:. Did much of the same route in Nam. in March and really enjoyed it. Pitty we didn't do Spreetshoogte :(
 

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« Reply #69 on: May 05, 2011, 03:59:47 pm »
Sjoe, ongelooflik Vis Arend! Nie geweet Namibie kan sooo mooi wees nie!

Lyk of daai ST mooi hardloop!  :thumleft:
 

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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #70 on: May 05, 2011, 04:59:17 pm »
If I had not know better I would have said that cannot be Nam! Amazing to see all that green and all the water! Climate Change rocks! :mwink:
I am also mulling some of those landmarks come October. :thumleft:
I could not believe it myself, and it got better as we went north.
Thanks for the fantastic RR :thumleft:. Did much of the same route in Nam. in March and really enjoyed it. Pitty we didn't do Spreetshoogte :(
Don't miss it next time, it's beuatiful.

Lyk of daai ST mooi hardloop!  :thumleft:

Sy loop dat die biessies bewe, ernstig, sy het haar goed gedra en was baie gemaklik.
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #71 on: May 05, 2011, 05:28:32 pm »
Excellent RR. waiting for the next post. Enjoy it you two.
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #72 on: May 05, 2011, 05:33:13 pm »
DAY 9 HENTIESBAY TO SPITSKOPPE

We had our rest day at Hen ties (what rest) and we were ON THE ROAD AGAIN.
No far travelling today, only about 130km to Spitskoppe.  I love this place, the rocky koppies is just awesome.  We wanted to spend the rest of the day there and take as many photos as possible.   We stood up relaxed (babbies and all), packed and headed out.

Goodbye Henties



Heading in land.  This is a lovely road to ride on.





Leaving the sea mist behind and heading for blue skies.



Desert run







Then the road became muddy and sandy again.  No problem, by this time I was very confident with sand and mud.  No problem for me.  Windgat, ne.



Whose confident, hmmm, over confident I would say.  I said before, if you plan to visit Namibia, make sure you can handle sand.  I was at the beginning of the trip not very confident with sand riding, but the roads down south gave me a lot of exercise and by know I was happy with my ability to cross these sandy patches.  This one caught me out, however.   This was a long stretch of a river bed, about 60m long, I entered at a wrong line and from there controlled power and speed did not help at all.  To worsen matters, the car tracks criss crossed the bed, throwing the front wheel in all directions.  We went down like a sack of potatoes, in the process twisting my knee (if it was not for my boots, Iím quite sure I would have a broken ankle).



My left foot were stuck under the bike, my wife managed to lift the bike just high enough for me to get out.   We picked the bike up and on the way we went, no damage on the bike.  I was limping a bit, but once in the saddle, I was fine.   We were grateful for no serious injuries.  I was very furious with myself as I knew this could have been the end of our trip.  I needed to concentrate harder and to be more careful, we were only halfway.  



Spitskoppe in the distance





Entrance to Spitskoppe community camp.



Manager, Iím the manager of my own disasters.



Once again, the pictures do not do justice to what you see.  Here are a couple of pictures of the area.















Brunch - Brotchen and cold meat



They have a restaurant and bar.  My wifeís art work.



My loved one, she is responsible for 90% of these pictures.



More of Spitskoppe







I forgot about the off and became windgat again.









Collecting wood





Our camp for the night.  They have long drop toilets at most of the campsites.  Water and showers are available at the entrance at a small fee, (when their truck that collects the water is in running order).



Ma preparing garlic brotchens



Kalahari lamb chops from our farmer friend.





Ready to eat


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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #73 on: May 05, 2011, 06:54:37 pm »
it's just getting better by the day  :hello2: :headbang: :hello2: :headbang: :headbang: :hello: :hello: :cheers: :cheers: :salut: :salut:
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« Reply #74 on: May 05, 2011, 07:43:51 pm »
I simply love this photo ..................... dit lyk bef@rk  :thumleft: :thumleft:

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« Reply #75 on: May 05, 2011, 07:54:32 pm »
Ek verlang sommer nou na die langpad.
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« Reply #76 on: May 05, 2011, 08:11:00 pm »
it's just getting better by the day  :hello2: :headbang: :hello2: :headbang: :headbang: :hello: :hello: :cheers: :cheers: :salut: :salut:
Ek vat jou volgende keer saam, Bees en al.  :biggrin:
I simply love this photo ..................... dit lyk bef@rk  :thumleft: :thumleft:


Baie dankie, ek het ook so gedink.  Die portret is my op my desktop background.
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« Reply #77 on: May 05, 2011, 08:22:45 pm »
I simply love this photo ..................... dit lyk bef@rk  :thumleft: :thumleft:

oom fourie - jy moes gesien het mooi dit sou gewwes het as dit n BM was  :pot:  :pot:  :pot:  :imaposer:  :imaposer:

as ek eerlik moet wees - dis n bledie smart kiekie

visarend - ek gaan jou aanvat oor daai uitnodiging!!
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« Reply #78 on: May 05, 2011, 08:28:42 pm »
I simply love this photo ..................... dit lyk bef@rk  :thumleft: :thumleft:

oom fourie - jy moes gesien het mooi dit sou gewwes het as dit n BM was  :pot:  :pot:  :pot:  :imaposer:  :imaposer:

as ek eerlik moet wees - dis n bledie smart kiekie

visarend - ek gaan jou aanvat oor daai uitnodiging!!

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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #79 on: May 05, 2011, 08:35:33 pm »
I simply love this photo ..................... dit lyk bef@rk  :thumleft: :thumleft:



Dit is 'n stunning foto!    Eintlik is al die fotos baie mooi.
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