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 Post subject: A road less travelled:
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:35 pm 
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Hi all,

Last May we traveled to South-Africa for the ninth time. Time to add some new Sanparks to our memories!

So after 2 days of wine tasting in Stellenbosch :wink: we went for the 4 Frontierparks, Wilderness, Agulhas and the Cape (and ended up wine tasting in Stellenbosch :redface: ).

It was a wonderful trip and it shortened my wish list :dance: :
1. I saw more then the 2 ears I once saw in Kruger
2. I saw more then the red wings I once saw near Stormsriver
3. I saw the real one and not the look alike!

So which animals are off my wish list of 'please-I-want-to-see-the-whole-animal' animals? Any ideas?

It weren't the ones below, although I haven't often seen such tiny pronking springbokkies!

ImageIMG_9589fk by margriet2009, on Flickr

ImageIMG_9624fk by margriet2009, on Flickr

To be continued....

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 Post subject: Re: A road less traveled:
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Magriet this TR has great promise and I wont miss one posting ... :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: A road less traveled:
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 Post subject: Re: A road less traveled:
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Wow, they are tiny. What a lovely start. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: A road less traveled:
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margriet, I just love your TR name :clap: this is one TR I will follow closely, thank you for sharing

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 Post subject: Re: A road less traveled:
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So glad you're going to share this road less traveled!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: A road less traveled:
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Thanks for joining :D !


I hope you will enjoy the trip as much as we did!

But before we arrive at our first San Park: Karoo National Park, we have to make a long, long flight.

In general I prefere a long haul flight during the night, but this time we had very clear skies and wow the Sahara Desert was amazing!

So please fasten your seatbelts!


These birds led the way:

ImageP1180368fk by margriet2009, on Flickr

We waved goodbye to the bulb fields in The Netherlands

ImageP1180359fk by margriet2009, on Flickr

And a few hours later we flew over The Sahara Desert. There you have really roads less traveled!

ImageP1180375fk by margriet2009, on Flickr

ImageP1180392fk by margriet2009, on Flickr

ImageP1180418fk by margriet2009, on Flickr

ImageP1180421fk by margriet2009, on Flickr

ImageP1180423fk by margriet2009, on Flickr

ImageP1180424fk by margriet2009, on Flickr

Approaching South Africa in the evening

ImageP1180430fk by margriet2009, on Flickr

to be continued....

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 Post subject: Re: A road less traveled:
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:09 pm 
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Ooh, this TR looks interesting. Love your baby bokkies, I've never seen such small bokkies before. Also love your pics from the air, especially the birds flying in skeins, and the Sahara.

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 Post subject: Re: A road less traveled:
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margriet,
What a start , the view from the Image Image , feels like I am in the plane Image on the seat next to you, Happy you landed safely and that we are headed to the "The Road less Travelled"
in light of that , I have brought along with me a few



ImageImage ImageImageImageImageImage because I believe you don't mind a Image every now and then ImageImage

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 Post subject: Re: A road less traveled:
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Great start , amazing pic's, am looking forward to travel along with you.


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 Post subject: Re: A road less traveled:
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What remarkable pictures.

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

It seems that I am on board in more ways than one. :wink:

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Very interesting start to your trip report Magriet! Awesome pictures from high up in the sky! :clap: :clap:

Looking forward to the next episode! :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: A road less traveled:
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Did you land inn Cape Town or JHB Magriet ? Wont be far from where you live in the country that's as big as Kruger ..in August .. Been to gent and its sooooo beautiful .. maybe this time as well ... depends on what the daughter has planned .

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 Post subject: Re: A road less traveled:
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Magriet, I am definitely on board this one. Brilliant start to your TR with the beautiful scenes from the plane. :dance:

Seems to be a very interesting trip ... :popcorn: is ready as well as the :lotsocoffee:

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 Post subject: Re: A road less traveled:
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Margriet

What a smashing start to you road less traveled. :thumbs_up: :clap: :dance:

On board with lots of :popcorn: :popcorn:

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