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Short trip for the long weekend
« on: April 13, 2012, 11:05:27 am »
So we have decided to do our first trip together for the Easter weekend.  All excited, I have managed to pack 4 days clothes for the both of us in one backpack :biggrin: and could almost not go to sleep on Wednesday night (4 April 2012).

Thursday morning arrived and we headed off to work to finish a few things at the office, and finally 12 o'clock have arrived  ;D
And so our journey started
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Re: Short trip for the long weekend
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2012, 11:06:30 am »
We had some petrol "problems" before we could hit the road, but Wortel sorted it out quick, quick.  :)
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Re: Short trip for the long weekend
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2012, 12:04:22 pm »
So off we went, taking the N1 for a quick top up on the petrol tank and headed towards Du Toitskloof Pass, taking the scenic route over the mountain.  We made a stop at the top for some photies.....
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Re: Short trip for the long weekend
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2012, 12:09:19 pm »
Hitting the road again, after taking a few photo's, our next stop were at Du Toitskloof Lodge.
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Re: Short trip for the long weekend
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2012, 12:25:33 pm »
After our stop in Rawsonville, it was one long ride (well  it felt long as my feet was hurting by then, not being so ride fit like hubby) till we at last stop at the first, best place to get a drink, Robertson Dros.
After our first longer trip together we were about 20km from our destination for the weekend. After finishing our drinks we headed towards Ashton.
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Re: Short trip for the long weekend
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2012, 12:33:43 pm »
After a bit of rest and lekker kuier the Friday, we headed for some sight seeing towards Montagu, the Saturday.
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Re: Short trip for the long weekend
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2012, 12:36:42 pm »
some more pics
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Re: Short trip for the long weekend
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2012, 12:40:46 pm »
the road to Montagu where breakfast awaits us at the Montagu Market.......
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Re: Short trip for the long weekend
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2012, 12:46:23 pm »
So we arrived in Montagu and support mom at the Markert, a few pics of her Saturday morning.....
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Re: Short trip for the long weekend
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2012, 12:50:01 pm »
Mom fixing us some breakfast......
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Re: Short trip for the long weekend
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2012, 12:52:34 pm »
Just to add, Edna's Homemade Goods welcome all Wilddogs to come and enjoy a breakfast at a discounted price when in Montagu again.
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Re: Short trip for the long weekend
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2012, 12:55:17 pm »
We went to the old "hangbrug" in Montagu West, they are currently renovating the old wood bridge to something quite nice after all these years.
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Re: Short trip for the long weekend
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2012, 12:55:27 pm »
Eish! ... how hungry am I now!
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Re: Short trip for the long weekend
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2012, 01:01:15 pm »
Realising it's rugby time we decided to head towards Robertson (30km back) to go watch the Stormers game, unfortnaly the place was packed and no TV's were available for viewing inside anymore, but like they say "'n Boer maak, 'n plan" and indeed they did  :biggrin:
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Re: Short trip for the long weekend
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2012, 01:03:55 pm »
The rain clouds were rolling in just after the rugby game and we had a lekker oxtail pot that evening.
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Re: Short trip for the long weekend
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2012, 01:13:56 pm »
Sunday morning Wortel decided it's some alone time for him, and went of seeking an adventure. (Ashton koppie) Some pics he took from above.
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Re: Short trip for the long weekend
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2012, 01:16:33 pm »
and some more pics  :)
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Re: Short trip for the long weekend
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2012, 01:24:22 pm »
And then it was Monday once again, heading back home we had a coffee at a farmstall between Robertson and Worcester for the cold weather, made a last stop Du Toitskloof Lodge again and arrived safely home in Durbanville.

Was a great expierence and looking forward to our next trip  :ricky:
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Re: Short trip for the long weekend
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2012, 01:33:09 pm »
Sunday morning Wortel decided it's some alone time for him, and went of seeking an adventure. (Ashton koppie) Some pics he took from above.

These hills are quite fun. The up part is really easy and fun. You just point the bike's nose in the direction you want to go in to avoid the loose rocks, open the throttle, and there you go. The roads at the bottom, leading up is a pleasure, but it gets sort of different on top with all the loose stones.

Riding down later is a bit of a different story. Especially if it starts to rain. But it all worked out fine in the end.

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Re: Short trip for the long weekend
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2012, 02:01:22 pm »
Just to add, Edna's Homemade Goods welcome all Wilddogs to come and enjoy a breakfast at a discounted price when in Montagu again.

Man am I luss for a Vetkoek....
And just where in Montagu do we find Edna's lekker discounted goods.

p.s Awesome ride report.
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