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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:26 pm 
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My husband and I are new to the forum and will be at

Croc Bridge 22 Dec -24 Dec 2011
Maroela 24 Dec - 28 Dec
Malelane 28 Dec - 30 Dec
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Am I correct in understanding that we can also use the Yellow Ribbon during our stay?
We have noted the other YR users at camps that we are staying at.

Marietta and Howard


Welcome! And now beware of addiction!!!

Please use the yellow ribbon (and red if you join the stiffnecks bird club) and we will look out for you.

And for any who forget the ribbon, but are in this area, I have a supply so you can get some from me!


Where are you and how amazing must it be to stay in the park for two years?

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:58 pm 
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TheunsH, I think the yellow ribbon is still working well! We have met 9 Forumites in September 2011 due to the yellow ribbons (which is not even during school holidays)! :D Don't lose hope, you will find them, sooner or later. :naughty: Maybe most of the people have left when you were there, due to the schools re-opening on 11 January? People should also contact Jazil to put their names on "When will I see yellow ribbons again" in KNP. We have already made an appointment with Pumbaa & SO to meet at Satara in February, due to the fact that we could see that we were in the same camp at the same time. That also helps a lot. :dance: Please change your attitude! :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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I concur with Hilda and Stark :thumbs_up: . Yellow ribbons are as scares as great sightings, just keep on looking and fly your yellow ribbon :thumbs_up: .

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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To be honest this is how I got hooked on this forum when I visited the park in June last year me and the SO couldn't understand.Whats with these people with the Yellow ribbons on there cars have they got some powers was quite confusing. Then at Skukuza I met one of the rangers there and asked him whats the point of these people driving around with ribbons on there car .And that is what led me straight to this fantastic forum and be assured my next visit in June I will have mine up as well cant wait to meet some of you crazy KNP lovers :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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I must also report that we were asked by more than 1 Honarary Ranger what the ribbon was for (surely they should know!) and then we were told to remove it by another as the colour and the flapping was scaring the animals! Maybe some education is needed.

Unbelievable! :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
Unread postPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 7:59 am 
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Was it a HR that told you to remove it because of the color, i might be wrong but if i'm not mistaking most animals are color blind. Please let us not let the yellow ribbon tradition die :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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Also wanted to know why forumites don't fly their ribbons?? :naughty: :naughty:

I never saw a single one in KNP during 17-21 Feb and none now in Addo over the long weekend! :evil:



Rookie, yellow ribbons in Kruger are like a leopard sighting :D . CliveR, Elsa, Klystron, DebM, WendyA, Heksie, Pumbaa and me and SO was all in the park during 17-21 Feb and all flew their yellow ribbons :shock:. Maybe the ribbons are a bit to small?? :hmz: .

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then we were told to remove it by another as the colour and the flapping was scaring the animals! Maybe some education is needed.


I don't believe this for one moment :big_eyes: . Never encountered this behaviour from any animals and I fly a huge yellow ribbon all the time :thumbs_up: .

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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My pleasure Heksie!

We are so proud to fly our YRs when in the Park and always try to carry one spare as we have made many a new friend by being able to give a ribbon to someone who had forgotten their own.

Perhaps we have been lucky but cannot recall ever having a trip when we did not meet another YR - even if it was only a quick hello in passing. It has also been the route for us to make some wonderful new friends and we were able to meet up for a drink, BBQ or just a chat on several occasions during our trips last August when we took our grandson, Sam, out to Kruger for the first time and then again when we took our December-Jan trip. Just keep flying your ribbons and believe!!

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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I keep ours in our Cruiser now so I always have it on hand. Must say it is a bit tattered and faded :hmz:


But NOT TO WORRY!!!!!!
With our NEW LOGO we are gonna have mirror socks!!!! :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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YEAH!!!

Then we need never take them off. We will be able to greet each other all over the world!!!

Seriously, I had a mite come up to me in Woolies in Canal Walk last weekend ... they asked me if I was on the SANParks forums ... how great is that!

Edit: I should add I was wearing one of my forum cricket shirts.

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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A stupid question for a Sunday morning........ :redface: Must a yellow ribbon only be tied to the drivers side mirror or also on the passenger side???

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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Nothing stupid about the question :D

We tie one on each...if you are parked on the righthand side of the road a passing vehicle may not see the drivers mirror.

Also if you are parked at waterhole facing the waterhole a vehicle pulling into your left may not see it.

Our very first YR we saw was a bag, when we pulled into such a parking lot formation at a waterhole. A mite then pulled in between us. 8)

Neither we nor the third mite were flying ribbons :redface: :redface: We have since (always).

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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These ribbons must have non 'mites thinking of love and weddings, Heksie :wink:
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An officer asked me and Mrs. Stark if we were on our honeymoon, as he saw the yellow ribbon on our mirror. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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Heksie wrote:
eish after more explanations she came to the conclusion that we have a YR because we are stoutgatte...


I wonder what gave them that idea? :doh: Was it maybe your facial expressions when explaining the ribbons to her? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Please fly Yellow Ribbon in Parks
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I just asked Google translate what stoutgatte meant! It took three goes....until it came up with.....
naughty butts :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ROFL


:lol: :lol: :lol:
It is Afrikaans slang for troublemakers :thumbs_up:

I google too and came up with very strange answers :shock: :redface:
Then I asked someone who knows.............. :w:

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