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Barrydalers TR - KTP - 2010/2011

Unread postby Barrydalers » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:47 pm

6 Sleeps!
Arrive at Mata-Mata on the 27th, YES!
Order food, pack, check the equipment, lists!
Play youTube video - so Kell (Golden retriever) can go ballistic, he likes the Jackal calls (Nossob - when the lights go out thread!)
Look forward to meeting some forumites in Nossob!
2015 Trip
Mata Mata: 09.01 to 13.01
Nossob: 14.01 to 19.01

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP - 2010/2011

Unread postby Barrydalers » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:08 pm

All the packing! Gosh i forgot how much work it is!
Anyway, 4 sleeps!
I don't mind if anyone feels jealous :D
2015 Trip
Mata Mata: 09.01 to 13.01
Nossob: 14.01 to 19.01

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP - 2010/2011

Unread postby Barrydalers » Sat Dec 25, 2010 4:15 pm

Thank you everyone for your wishes. Safe travels to you!
Merry Xmas to those that celebrate at this time of the year.
We are about to have a braai and therefore we are signing off for now because tomorrow (26th) we leave early!
Of course the beauty of going to KTP is being out of contact for 2 weeks :D
See ja in the New Year!
2015 Trip
Mata Mata: 09.01 to 13.01
Nossob: 14.01 to 19.01

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP - 2010/2011

Unread postby Barrydalers » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:07 pm

We are finally back in Barrydale after a very pleasant trip!
After consulting our weather station it was COOLER in KTP due to the overcast weather & rain!
Barrydale had a max temp on 4th Jan of 46.5!
After a bit of hassle in Upington this morning with the vehicle (very friendly service staff) we got home at 5.30pm.
@Wanderw - hope you got back safely today! Nice meeting you!
Have fun and if you think you are getting a TR, it was all a JOKE! :D :D :D :D

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP - 2010/2011

Unread postby Barrydalers » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:04 am

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP - 2010/2011

Unread postby Barrydalers » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:37 am

Hi
Thank you all for your comments, we did have a great time.
Just worked out how to do the picture thing again, perhaps I'll make notes in the book.
Once again not all pics are perfect but they do convey the message.
Having read my book i don't seem to have made many notes so i had better getting going with some posting while things are still fresh (sort of).
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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP - 2010/2011

Unread postby Barrydalers » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:51 am

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Some birdies.

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP - 2010/2011

Unread postby Barrydalers » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:55 am

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Some very inquisitive Lions, note in the last pic the blue wildebeest at the waterhole and the Lions next to the cars!

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP - 2010/2011

Unread postby Barrydalers » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:00 am

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This chap was on a mission to somewhere, but then he lay down in the shade and we had to get back because those silly gates close at a certain time.

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP - 2010/2011

Unread postby Barrydalers » Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:05 am

There was some excited people as they could not get the electric windows up fast enough!
I always keep the ignition on! :big_eyes:

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP - 2010/2011

Unread postby Barrydalers » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:08 am

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Not a very good picture. A lot of animals were playing this trick of being on the wrong side.
May I suggest park officials give them a little lecture :tongue:

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP - 2010/2011

Unread postby Barrydalers » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:12 am

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This was taken very early in the morning and it was overcast. I still think one get's the feeling!

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP - 2010/2011

Unread postby Barrydalers » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:23 pm

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OK, i could not resist submitting some more pics. A Raptor (i'm not good at id's) on the correct side of the car for photographs! He/she was quite far away - when i win the Lotto, i promise i'll buy a good lense... :wall:

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Bat eared foxes - you have to be fast to capture them!

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Vulture waiting to clean-up.

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP - 2010/2011

Unread postby Barrydalers » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:29 pm

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This chap below was found under our tent when we packed up at Mata Mata! This is a dangerous one :o SO took the pic while i was in the shower :)
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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP - 2010/2011

Unread postby Barrydalers » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:35 am

Thank's to KG for helping me ID this one. A juvenile African Wild Cat, we only spotted because it was walking along the branch!
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Our campsite!
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