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RichardJ - More than Cricket@Kgalagadi March 2013

Unread postby RichardJ » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:24 pm

We arrived home safely 3 weeks since leaving for KTP.

SO's "The Beast" got us there and back in one piece (all tyres intact).

A rare sighting for this year on our way out on 28th .......

at Kannaguass WH

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the first water puddle......there were many more, all the 'normal' spots were full of water

The "upper Kwang" (as I call it)

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on afternoon/evening of 26th we had 13mm of rain at Grootkolk
Nossob also had 13mm on 26th and on 27th had 12mm

so finally some rain.....this year Grootkolk had only had 4mm in January.

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Re: More than Cricket@Kgalagadi March 2013

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:51 pm

This is going to be a mish-mash TR, no particular sequence ......

As always Great to meet mites and other friendly folk along the way....makes KTP special...all the sharing

Mites met that were not cricket related...judik, Lionspoon and Spots (great to see you guys again, swopped units Uri no 1 for GK no 1, shared a spotted sighting, hopefully no more tyre problems) and Landy1 (quick hello in Nossob campsite became a long chat, a lesson in photography and thanks for help on camera settings - thanks for providing them with some ribbon click click)

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Re: More than Cricket@Kgalagadi March 2013

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:05 pm

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As my shirt says:

BATTING FOR THE COMMUNITY

and

CONNECTING TO SOCIETY

The Community won
The children won
The Welkom School won
The Forum won
Sanparks won

The Kgalagadi Mens Team Won.......congratulations....Well Played :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thank you to Everyone involved with planning, preparing and pulling off this amazing event amongst the red dunes of the Kgalagadi.

Thanks to all those that travelled to be there.

Sadly a number of Mites had to cancel and could not be there with us......
this is what you missed...

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Re: More than Cricket@Kgalagadi March 2013

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:15 pm

An appropriate starting point is the Cricket Awards Evening.

This was the gala event wrapping up a fantastic event.

(apologies for names that I may not know...etc please PM me names to make report complete)

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PetraJ, my SO (Rusty), granjan's SO (John), granjan, Meandering Mouse, jenand, gerharddb's SO

at the hanger drinks before the gala dinner
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Re: More than Cricket@Kgalagadi March 2013

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:56 pm

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click click, anne-marie, picnic and lion queen
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Re: More than Cricket@Kgalagadi March 2013

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:04 pm

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AN other, Mgoddard, SHAKYJAKES and Scouter

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Scouter's SO (Russ), VVSG's bride (Mari) and the groom vlakvarksegat

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gerharddb and SO
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Re: More than Cricket@Kgalagadi March 2013

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:15 pm

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Hugh

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front Deon

Martin, Baffers, Dillon, Knibbles, Waitron and Oom Koen

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DinkyBird and ecojunkie

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the Cast of the Nama dancers

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PJ son of park manager and one of the stars of the Kgalagadi team
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Re: More than Cricket@Kgalagadi March 2013

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:41 pm

Setting the scene......

All Pics@Cricket taken by my SO (I think she can take up sport photography with some great action shots)

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Re: More than Cricket@Kgalagadi March 2013

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:44 pm

The "Peugeot" arrived

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Re: More than Cricket@Kgalagadi March 2013

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:45 pm

Techno amongst the dunes.....

cell coverage was nowhere to be found...up a dune?

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Re: More than Cricket@Kgalagadi March 2013

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:47 pm

Horse power

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Re: More than Cricket@Kgalagadi March 2013

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:48 pm

On-field photography

it was HOT, ask the camera

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Re: More than Cricket@Kgalagadi March 2013

Unread postby RichardJ » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:50 pm

He knew all the moves.....the rhythm of Africa

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Re: More than Cricket@Kgalagadi March 2013

Unread postby granjan » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:00 pm

Hi Richard and Rusty, it was great to meet you both and I'm really looking forward to your report. :popcorn: :popcorn:
Fantastic to see puddles!!
We got back to the UK yesterday and there's lots to do before I can start sorting pics but here's one to be going on with.
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179 by jansp, on Flickr
A very large bottle of port made my bag somewhat overweight.......... but we'll open it at Christmas when all the family are home and then it will be time to come back to Cape Town again :dance: :dance:

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Re: More than Cricket@Kgalagadi March 2013

Unread postby RichardJ » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:04 pm

And now for the cricket

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