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Barrydalers TR - KTP 2009/2010

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP 2009/2010

Unread postby Barrydalers » Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:26 pm

YES! Tomorrow we depart Barrydale :D
So much to pack, I can't believe we can fit everything in! :?
Will post when we get to TR!
8) 8)
2015 Trip
Mata Mata: 09.01 to 13.01
Nossob: 14.01 to 19.01

Barrydalers
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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP 2009/2010

Unread postby Barrydalers » Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:14 pm

Arrived safely at TR today at 12:30, great new reception.
Setup camp, went for a drive at 15:45..... as far as Kamfersboom...
Not much (details to follow)... HOT, but just b4 (about 18:30) TR there was a leopard on the far side of the river, 2 vehicles had taken the Rooiputs detour, they were right next to it!
Anyway, leopard was seen... too far for pics :(
Off to Nossob tomorrow, full report later.
Ciao

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP 2009/2010

Unread postby Barrydalers » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:47 pm

Left KTP at around 12:30 today (6th Jan) already feeling :(
Staying over in Keimoes, then Sutherland, back in Battydale (Barrydale) on friday (8th Jan).
Missing Kell & Luc (our Golden Retrievers).
THEN the deciphering of the black book and sorting of pics!
Interesting trip.....
Of course we had to respond to all the emails/sms's post new year!
Chow.

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP 2009/2010

Unread postby Barrydalers » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:06 pm

Testing pictures
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2015 Trip
Mata Mata: 09.01 to 13.01
Nossob: 14.01 to 19.01

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP 2009/2010

Unread postby Barrydalers » Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:57 pm

Here we go - our 1st TR - please accept my apologies for any muck ups, i'm not an expert photographer, hey any suggestions and help would be gladly accepted.
28.12.09
Left Barrydale for Tankwa at 12:06, stopped for 3 geocaches on the way, got to Tankwa at 17:00! Note to self - leave 1 hour earlier!
Set up tent, light the fire, poured the wine, sunset- 19:48, sunrise - 05:32
Wind dropped 20:30, Mavg - 69km, Mtime - 04:46, Odo - 333
PJ checking out stars with new binos, thank's to Luc (golden retriever) he brought the old one after he let it hit the floor!
ImageOur stay at Pyper se Boom in Tankwa
Our faithfull AI911 got us here safely, although we did lose the front number plate.
(AI911 - Ancient Isuzu delivered on 11.9.2001).. my friends named her AI 'cause they have a better one!

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP 2009/2010

Unread postby Barrydalers » Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:11 pm

29.12.09 Left Tankwa at 08:45
Breakfast scrambled eggs with diced bacon, tomatoes, fresh thyme (PJ - yummy)
Trip via Oorlogskloof Glacial flow (geocache) via Nieuwoudtville, Brandvlei, Keimoes
ImageOorlogskloof Glacial Flow (geocache)
ImageNieuwoudtville Water Falls
Had a hamburger at the Windpomp restaurant (Brandvlei) - not bad.
Stayed over in Keimoes - supper - spagehti, pesto sauce, mushrooms, onions, white wine, garlic, canned tuna.

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP 2009/2010

Unread postby Barrydalers » Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:25 pm

30.12.09 Left Keimoes at 08:15. Arrived TR @ 12:30.
Checked in at fancy new reception, found a site, connected cooling devices.
PLAN TO NOT STAY AT TR IN FUTURE!
15:45 Trip to Kamfersboom, great to be back.
Some pics we took on our trip...
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More to follow... :D

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP 2009/2010

Unread postby Barrydalers » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:05 pm

31.12.09 depart TR 07:00!
Thunderstorms all night, lots of rain, High winds at 4:30am (last storm only, thank goodness), everything wet, put up tent properly!
GH asked PJ b4 the storms, what was the chance of rain - reply: zero % chance of rain - yeah! This zero % was referred to throughout the trip….
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We are not good with ID's, so please bear with us.
ImageHey, do u like how flexible i am :D
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Not sure who this is...
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Yellow mongoose?
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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP 2009/2010

Unread postby Barrydalers » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:11 pm

31.12.09 Arrived Nossob 12:10, Mavg - 39.1 Mtime - 05hr05, Odo: 199 (TR-Nossob)
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Saw this chap at 18:30 - Pearl spotted owl?

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP 2009/2010

Unread postby Barrydalers » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:37 pm

01.01.10 06:15 - Happy New Year!
Travelled north to Polentswa, overcast, raining
x2 Secretary birds
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x2 Male lions @ Bedinkt at 07:15, on our return they showed everyone how lions can sleep!
Flock of Crowned Plover in burntout veld
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ImagePouring with rain... :D

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP 2009/2010

Unread postby Barrydalers » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:37 pm

2.01.2010 depart Nossob 06:45 - South via Marie se Draai.
As we closed the gate at Nossob these 2 chaps arrived.... open gate reverse...run to hide....
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Spotted Black breasted snake eagle? African Hawk eagle.

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PCG stretching...
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2015 Trip
Mata Mata: 09.01 to 13.01
Nossob: 14.01 to 19.01

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP 2009/2010

Unread postby Barrydalers » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:45 pm

10:00 back in camp for breakfast, reading, learning to use the camera... sort of things holidays are for....
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We are not sure who these chaps are, I'm very pleased with my playing around with the camera. :whistle:
Also spotted x2 Secretary birds & Bat eared fox.
Mavg 17.0, Odo 36.5 Mtime 02:08
2015 Trip
Mata Mata: 09.01 to 13.01
Nossob: 14.01 to 19.01

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP 2009/2010

Unread postby Barrydalers » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:16 pm

3.01.2010 Left Nossob @ 06:00 South
Not much happening.....
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I like the colours

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2015 Trip
Mata Mata: 09.01 to 13.01
Nossob: 14.01 to 19.01

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP 2009/2010

Unread postby Barrydalers » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:28 pm

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Is it going to rain?
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Inside!
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Now stay there!
3 Genet's were seen in trees at Reception (2 babies & mom) at 09:45pm
2015 Trip
Mata Mata: 09.01 to 13.01
Nossob: 14.01 to 19.01

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Re: Barrydalers TR - KTP 2009/2010

Unread postby Barrydalers » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:09 pm

Back in camp (Nossob)
Cicada (Sonbesie)
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Some weather!
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Our faithful AI911 (lost number plate in Tankwa), sheets for some shade....
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Sunset on our last night at Nossob, PJ is mutterng because we have seen no stars!
2015 Trip
Mata Mata: 09.01 to 13.01
Nossob: 14.01 to 19.01


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