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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:03 am 
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Hi Guys,

This may have already been answered, but I think that a refresher for us newbies is required.

I returned yesterday from KNP and in 7 days found 5 yellow ribbons, but only got to speak to H. Kristal and his wife as we were at the same sighting.

The ribbons spotted:
2 x passenger side mirror
1 x driver side mirror
1 x aerial
1 x front bumper

Where is the correct place to fly ones yellow ribbon? :huh:

They are hard enough to spot as it is :whistle:


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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:06 am 
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The correct place is the driver side mirror.

I went from Phala to Mopani to Letaba and back to Phala yesterday without spotting one other YR. :hmz:


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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:09 am 
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The driver's side mirror is the correct place, but an extra one on the aerial and one on the passenger side won't come amiss!
Chappie and Hugh and myself are working on a new more seeable concept! Watch this space!

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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I find a fluttering ribbon somewhat distracting while I am driving , but also sometimes making an irritating noise , therefore I now use a yellow tube slipped over the aerial , which is quite visible . It is made it from plastic irrigation tubing 15 mm diameter , around which I wrapped bright yellow duct tape . In addition , I also tape yellow duct tape around the driver mirror stem .
Last time in KNP ( May 2010 ) , was asked about it by 4 people , 2 of which were forumites ( both of whom did not display YR's ) .
I will display it again in two week's time :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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I tie mine to both driver and passenger door handles. This way you dont notice the flapping but I find that at 20kms an hour it doesnt flap at all!!!!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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okie wrote:
Actually , in nautical signals , a yellow flag denotes the letter Q , and if a ship flies this flag by itself , then it means that the ship is free of disease . If the yellow flag is flown with another flag , then it means that there is disease/fever ( especially yellow fever ) on board the ship , and is a signal to " stay clear ". :whistle:


What about the poor forumites/stiffnecks with red an yellow ribbons?????

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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Hey BM

That would mean your free of disease.... and you are in posession of dangerous goods! :o :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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Well stiffnecks have always been regarded as dangerous. :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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Chappie wrote:
BM Hugh has seen a sample. Here is a photo of what I made to fit a large mirror.

The ribbon can be trimmed to the correct length to avoid flapping on the car.

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Chappie :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: I think this is a great idea


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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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Thanks Mellory. You are more than welcome to a copy of the pattern I made.

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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Hi all. Can somebody explain to me the yellow ribbon. I get that if you a forum member you fly a yellow ribbon in SanParks...is there anything more to it than that? If we see each other do we stop and chat and share sightings? I would have gone through the 23 pages of postings in the topic - but my eyes are a bit square from going through 50 pages of camping advice yesterday (only took up almost my whole day)! There is waaaaaaaayyyyy to much info on this forum... :?


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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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Welcome Boatmaker you are about to become addicted.
Yes if we spot another yellow ribbon which indicates a fellow forumite we greet and trade sightings. It is great fun and really worthwhile so FLY your YELLOW RIBBON for all to see.

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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I'm a newbie as well, but I'm reliably informed that it doesn't need to be a ribbon if you don't have one. Anything yellow and visible and that can be safely attached to the driver's wing mirror!!
Enjoy!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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Flew mine for a couple of days in Kgalagadi but didn't see any others and felt a bit of a twit - someone asked if I'd won an award for something! Took it off after that, but will fly it again in Kruger Nov/Dec. Always meet people there. I have to tie it to the rear door handle as my 'driver' :) won't have it flapping on the wing mirror!

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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FlorisCathy wrote:
We will stay in Kruger 17-10-2010 - 30-10-2010. Anyone else? Where can I buy a YR?



Hi FC,
You can buy a yellow ribbon at most material shops and even at shops that sell hair accessories.
Remember to PM Jazil or Boorgatspook to add your name to the list of people visisting the park on certain dates.
Friendly regards :D

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