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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #200 on: May 16, 2011, 07:37:30 pm »
Thanks Panjo :thumleft:

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Nou wil ek dit op 'n bike ook doen. Dankie dat jy dit in soveel detail gedeel het. Ek het dit baie geniet. Selfs my vroutjie het op 'n stadium onder my arm ingeklim en saam geniet. :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Doen dit net, jy sal nooit spyt wees nie.  :biggrin:  Ons is bly julle kon dit saam geniet, dis die dat ons alles saam doen.

Ja Grysalp, droog of groen, Namibia is 'n land van vele kontraste en bly spesiaal.

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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #201 on: May 16, 2011, 09:50:04 pm »
nice trip just posted mine here.....we made it home after my fix

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=70129.new#new
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #202 on: May 17, 2011, 07:51:48 am »
Baie mooi ! Dankie
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #203 on: May 17, 2011, 10:17:20 am »
great RR!!

very unselfish of you to share - it must have been a uge amount of work and have taken many hours to put together.

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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #204 on: May 17, 2011, 12:51:51 pm »
Awesome report and awesome pics.Thanks
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #205 on: May 17, 2011, 01:15:27 pm »
great RR!!

very unselfish of you to share - it must have been a uge amount of work and have taken many hours to put together.

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yip i can relate...its like riding is lekka then reflecting back ......mmmmm  thinking of the next ride......makes it all worth it in the end
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #206 on: May 17, 2011, 08:36:52 pm »
Great RR Visarend. It's one of those that everybody wants to do, but reality is that only a few will end up actually doing it. May I call you Sir and Madam? Salute!
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #207 on: May 17, 2011, 08:43:08 pm »
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
what a mind blower of a trip and spritual starter for the brain!
sharing this with us is greatly apriciated! .... !!!!
that blue thing of yours is looking fantastic without the load on it!
the two of you have made a memory for life! great story for the grandchildren!
thank`s again
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:thumleft: Our pleasure in sharing, memory for life for sure, just wish for the grandchildren though.....
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #208 on: May 17, 2011, 08:47:40 pm »
nice trip just posted mine here.....we made it home after my fix
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=70129.new#new
:thumleft:  Seen your RR, very nice :biggrin:

Baie mooi ! Dankie
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #209 on: May 17, 2011, 08:59:03 pm »
great RR!!
very unselfish of you to share - it must have been a uge amount of work and have taken many hours to put together.
 
:thumleft: Thanks, the work is the least, as long as we could share some of our experience with fellow dogs, as Mother said
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #210 on: May 20, 2011, 05:52:05 am »
Thanks you guys, including old faithful, Blou Bliksem. :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

Namibia is an entire destination, journey and experience all on its own. You've laid it out here for us to share in the beauty and to glimpse at your experiences. Not everybody has this opportunity. This may be the closest that some get to that experience.

You were very lucky to see Epupa falls in flood, it was spectacular!

The roads were also tough in places and you handled it masterfully.

I'm a bit disillusioned about the Heidies. I've done about 5 on mine now. I looked for signs of delamination of sorts like yours but none. The TKC's are better but don't last very long as you mentioned.

Thanks for sharing
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #211 on: May 21, 2011, 02:28:58 pm »
Thanks White Rhino for your nice comments, we are glad we could share our experience.

Most guys are happy with their Heidies, it might have been the weight that caused it, dunno.
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #212 on: May 24, 2011, 12:55:27 pm »
Baie dankie - dit was great (en 'n baie onproduktiewe oggend by die werk ;) ) Ek het al 11 bl'sye in een sessie deurgewerk. Dit was baie mooi. Fantastiese foto's !!! Ek kon net nie ophou nie! Geniet die rus, ons sien uit na die volgende fantastiese RR.  :thumleft:
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #213 on: May 24, 2011, 07:51:55 pm »
Dit was nou baie lekker om jou rr te lees. Great trip en unbelievable mooi photies en lekker memories van my laaste trip daar. Thanks julle.  :thumleft:
 

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« Reply #214 on: May 25, 2011, 01:09:31 pm »
Baie dankie - dit was great (en 'n baie onproduktiewe oggend by die werk ;) ) Ek het al 11 bl'sye in een sessie deurgewerk. Dit was baie mooi. Fantastiese foto's !!! Ek kon net nie ophou nie! Geniet die rus, ons sien uit na die volgende fantastiese RR.  :thumleft:
:thumleft: Baie dankie, moennie te veel worry oor die onproduktiewe oggend nie.
Ons is al moeg gerus (duracells is vol gelaai  :biggrin:), gat jeuk al vir die volgende trippie.
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« Reply #215 on: May 25, 2011, 01:13:36 pm »
Dit was nou baie lekker om jou rr te lees. Great trip en unbelievable mooi photies en lekker memories van my laaste trip daar. Thanks julle.  :thumleft:

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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #216 on: May 25, 2011, 02:05:24 pm »
VA Absolutely great Ride Report!! :thumleft:

Your wife seems like an abolute star pillion - I had a good chuckle when you mentioned that a long stretch of sand was getting to you and you politely asked your wife if she wouldnt mind walking a little - Gees My wife is off the back before I can ask, when things look a little doge with thick sand or mud.

Appreciate the detail you provided - Wife and I are doing a pillion trip end June and certainly will use lots of the info you shared!! I am limited to about 15 days but after reading the section from Henties to Epupa ..... Man I need to make a plan and somehow do that!!!!!! :eek7:

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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #217 on: May 26, 2011, 05:34:34 am »
 :thumleft: Thanks TM, I have send you a PM.

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Thanks to all who send me PMs and e-mailed me, it is much appreciated.  I will kindly assist were possible.
I will be posting the maps soon.   :biggrin:
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #218 on: June 02, 2011, 07:08:21 pm »
Maps will be posted this weekend, thanks to Slaaiblaar. :thumleft:
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Re: NAMIBIA (AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE) - ON THE ROAD AGAIN
« Reply #219 on: June 03, 2011, 07:29:03 am »
Thanks for a great RR Vis Arend. Wonderful pictures, really well documented. It is a lot of work putting these reports together but they are so worth it.  You have me pining away here for the African sky blue...

Im really looking forward to your maps as well.
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