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 Post subject: Golden Oldies - memories created over time
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:31 pm 
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SO and myself have been visiting Kruger National Park now for over 21 years. Like many of you, we have accumulated many, many photos, and many hours of video.

We love taking out the videos and having a look at them on a rainy Saturday afternoon - or if couch bound as a result of feeling poorly. Its good medicine :lol:

What happens to all these thousands of photos one takes, especially nowadays with us all using digital. How often do you go back and look carefully through your pics taken all those years ago? How often do you dig out your old photo albums :D

I would like to invite you all to share some of your 'down memory lane' pics and memories here in this topic with me. Lets keep the posts short and the pictures of only our 'pearls'. Add the date of the visit and share a little about the memory the pic evokes.

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 Post subject: Re: Golden Oldies - memories created over time
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:41 pm 
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April 2004:

I LOVE to camp on the fence at Satara ... nothing beats sitting right there, with a mere wire fence between you and the sunset. This visit was before the camping sites were 'demarcated' and the taps, bins and lights built. You can see the l o n g lead to the electric box.
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Again, the fence - this time at Lebata ... I LOVE this site. We have never seen Letaba camping area so green since.
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One of many photos of this scene that we took over all the years; the Letaba River, from outside the restaurant.
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Another scene I have many photos of - near Letaba. A very favourite place in Kruger of mine.
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FavPlaceEngelhardDam by dinkybird, on Flickr

Sunset Dam ... I wonder how many photos have been taken at this dam over all the years. We certainly have plenty!! This one I really like. Not sure if it is technically correct, but I go back time and time again in the hope that the storks will again line up like this for me to snap :lol:
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Sunset over Sunset Dam ... one of many pics ... its like a addiction to try capture the sunset when at Lower Sabie.
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August 2004:

There is always the customary pic of the gate we enter through - here is Croc Bridge, still the 'old' bridge:
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Skukuza camping ... always fun! Loved our little site we had this particular year.
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One of many photos taken of the Sabie River from the high water bridge - it will be interesting to see how things have changed over the years.
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A 'pride and joy' photo taken a long time ago:
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Never again has the Sabie River been quite so golden as it was in this photo taken from the bridge outside Lower Sabie.
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When leaving the park on this particular trip, we excited via Croc Bridge on a misty morning ... it was lovely.
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 Post subject: Re: Golden Oldies - memories created over time
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I am sure that some of you also have great memory pics to post here. Its a really wonderful thread this.

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 Post subject: Re: Golden Oldies - memories created over time
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What a wonderful thread :D :D , very fitting for today - cold and raining in Edenvale, Johannesburg

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Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous :D

Just love the misty morning. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: Golden Oldies - memories created over time
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Great thread DB :gflower:
Now I'm toooo young to have golden oldies? :tongue:
shouldn't we rather make it grey oldies? :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Golden Oldies - memories created over time
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sometimes great to remember some old good time :wink: :clap:

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Ooh, nice pics, Deebs :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Golden Oldies - memories created over time
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Can anyone add any pics here? Its really great looking back at pics taken long ago in any of the Parks

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N'wanetsi Picnic Spot Kruger Park Washing Dishes June 2001
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Memories started many moons ago continue today!

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This is a great memory for me, My little girl :D :D

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and they grow up so fast, and she still likes Krugerparking with the Dad :D :D

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Loving this thread :D

I love going through old photos that one has forgotten about and when you look at them they bring back sooo many great memories. :)

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Loving the "memories" :gflower: takes us back many years

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The year my twins wrote matric. On a bush walk from the Sand River bush camp in 2003.

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