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 Post subject: Balule (birding) Bash 2014
Unread postPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 8:38 am 
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I am really looking forward to this year's Bash. The team received vibrant new blood with two very active 'mites, Sky and Bush Baptist, both on whose pens and cameras will easily rest a large slice of the responsibility to post their take on this exclusive event.

As per normal, followers of this thread can be assured that my best efforts will be published.

For those 'mites running into this thread and wondering what it is all about, the 2013 Bash and the Pel's fishing owl threads are good starting points to whet your appetites.

Before this week ends, the Bash team will be published, although some of the keener fellows may just announce their "membership" spontaneously.

With HRs Pooh Bear and Scorpy retiring from the Bash as Mom and Dad, as cooks and cleaners, decoraters and spoilers, devoted supporters and close allies, I innitially felt I have had enough of the diplomacy required in getting teams together and that I would also bid the Bash a final farewell. However, the new HRs in charge (I have yet to learn what their forum handles are), were particularly persistent in winning my support for putting yet another Bash team together.

This time I went about it in a more "clinical" way, saving myself lots of grief. Within a week of sending out the announcement of the Bash to 'mites who previously pleaded for a chance to go, I was oversubscribed! If there are any more Bashes left in my aging bones, this is the way to do it!

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 Post subject: Re: Balule (birding) Bash 2014
Unread postPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 8:54 am 
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Captain Bash, and team ... cannot wait to hear more about this; the build up and the trip.

You guys certainly spread the love of birding, and also introduce birding to many of us through this event and the reporting back, and all else you do on these forums!

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 Post subject: Re: Balule (birding) Bash 2014
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I am privileged to have been accepted into such an illustrious band of bashers.

I am going to have a bit of practise with Joh 2 months beforehand, but I am thinking that it is a loooong way up from the Cape for a few days for a single traveller (my wife will be earning what I am spending) so if any bashers (or other mites) are going to Kruger around that time and have a spare bed/room in their accommodation, I would love to share it and the expenses naturally.

As a recent retrenchee my time is totally flexible. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Balule (birding) Bash 2014
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Looking forward to meet the legendary BB en the rest of the bashers

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:popcorn: I'll wait for the reports and photos.

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 Post subject: Re: Balule (birding) Bash 2014
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Me too Sky.

It has been on my bucket list for a while now.

It is far to come from the Cape, but I have a cunning plan.....

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 Post subject: Re: Balule (birding) Bash 2014
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BB and Sky! :thumbs_up: You are in for a treat with Johan and the rest of the team on this Bash! :dance: :dance:

Enjoy all the preparations for this weekend, and tell us all about it please! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Balule (birding) Bash 2014
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This is going to be fun. :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: I will be with you guys in spirit.

Now behave yourselves :naughty:

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I am really looking forward to read about all the happenings during the 2014 bash :D .

I can just imagine all the fun, laughter and special bird sightings that will result from this trip and looking forward to be part of it from in front of my computer :thumbs_up: .

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 Post subject: Re: Balule (birding) Bash 2014
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Scorpy and I will also be popping in for regular updates. Will be strange for us not to be there in person but our thoughts will most definitely be with you all. Such a pity we won't meet the legendary BB and catch up with old friends.


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 Post subject: Re: Balule (birding) Bash 2014
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I intend being in Gauties a bit more often from now Pooh Bear, so maybe we could plan a meet then?

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 Post subject: Re: Balule (birding) Bash 2014
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In spite of the Bash initially being over-subscribed, I am now battling to fill the last spot! :slap:

Any 'mite interested to join in for the 2014 Bash? Send me a PM with your email addy; I'll forward you the Bash brochure...

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 Post subject: Re: Balule (birding) Bash 2014
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Finally! :lol:

The last spot on this year's Bash has been filled. The Team now comprises Pierre Jordaan, Bush Baptist, Sky, Tobie and Cecilia Pretorius, Leon Venter, Skopsie and me.

151 days to go :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Balule (birding) Bash 2014
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Great to see that the team is complete and ready to go :dance: :dance: .

Will be waiting for the report back as always :D .

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 Post subject: Re: Balule (birding) Bash 2014
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I am also waiting for this to happen. This should be a great report back. Enjoy the trip everyone lucky enough to attend

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