Thanks very much!
Anyway, this is going to be a loooong, report, very unusual for me...but the sightings were absolutely fantastic...and even saw two forumites, despite my best efforts...
The Zeiss belonged to Gvr, one of the crew, and hasn't surfaced, I'm afraid!
So, Day 1 of 5, Part 1 of 19:
It was a dark and stormy morning....(not really, but that's ALWAYS a good way to start a story! )
As can be seen, we were travelling in style...the good ship USS Kapoen, owned by Gvr...
As said earlier, Gvr arrived from Gauteng in Nellies that morning, so his total km's for the day ended up being maybe 900...still, the Kapoen kept flying!
Phalaborwa Gate was in our sights, and a meeting with the Ghastly Scipio...
What would that encounter bring? Good times? Retribution? Fond Memories? Instantanous liver damage...Liver: "Nonono!...I'm out of this TR, thanks very much! "
Ok, no organs mentioned!
Now a sketch of our two new characters:
Gvr: A reprobate of modest proportions. Hyperactive, but with a good heart...(sorry, Liver), a good personality. Given to violent intentions toward large animals after a few drinks. Famous hunter, building demolisher, Zeiss loser and dried peach soaker.
Destroyer: A preacher by trade (no jokes). Full of bonhommie, joi de vivre and a laissez faire attitude!
Family of Elzet, but not his fault! Pleasant disposition and razor wit! Unfortunately causes devastation wherever he goes...
Meanwhile Leachy, the old pirate captain and veteran forumite, was already in the Park and awaiting us somewhere, probably doing day trips from Punda to Pretoriuskop to while away the time... Gvr: "Who is this Scipio? Why can't people just use their names?"
(Does a few pushups while driving, rolls the car a couple of times, etc.)Destroyer: "Sounds scary! For what we are about to..."
RP: "Relax!...Newbies...phfft... ..."