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 Post subject: roaneric-Cricket @ Skukuza Mar 2011 Photo's / video's
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I just arrived home this morning. As I flew home I relived this incredible weekend in Skukuza.
A week ago I decided to fly to South Africa for a few days and play some cricket in Skukuza. This was a fantastic choice. I had an incredible weekend. I never held a cricket bat in my hands before, but I love cricket now. :dance:

I met so many forum members and I have to say I liked them all. This is truly a big, friendly, nature loving family. I had a great time with them and we had so much fun. Thanks all of you. I hope to see you all next year.

I took about 700 photos this weekend and I will post them here shortly. :cam:

If any forumites want to share some of their pictures or stories, you are more than welcome to share them here.

Marijke

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 Post subject: Re: Cricket @ Skukuza 2011 Photo's and stories
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Thanks boorgatspook and Dotty

So sorry you weren’t there. I would have loved to meet you. Maybe next year?

Boorgatspook, your name came up quite a few times. Even one of the guest speakers said, he loves your forum name so much, he think he will be naming his next child ‘Boorgatspook’


We arrived at phabeni gate at 5:45 Friday morning. These are af few of the animals we saw before we reached skukuza at about 9:00

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These two were suckling so hard, you could hear the sucking noises :lol:

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And just as passed there den, my sister PetraJ saw this leopard crossing the road. Luckily I had my camera still on my lap and ready to take a quick picture before he disappeared.

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 Post subject: Re: Cricket @ Skukuza 2011 Photo's and stories
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roaneric wrote:
Thanks boorgatspook and Dotty

So sorry you weren’t there. I would have loved to meet you. Maybe next year?

Boorgatspook, your name came up quite a few times. Even one of the guest speakers said, he loves your forum name so much, he think he will be naming his next child ‘Boorgatspook’

If you planning to attend next year again, we will certainly meet :thumbs_up:

Don't know if I have to take the part in bald as a compliment or wish him well :lol:

Where were the Hyena and cubs photo been taken? Was it by chance at the T-junction at the Kruger Gate road turning right to Skukuza? I know of a den at the T-junction where I have seen them 2 years in a row, would be interesting to know if it was there which will mean it's most probably the same mother. 8)

Lovely leopard photo :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Cricket @ Skukuza 2011 Photo's and stories
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Boorgatspook, I will try my best to be there again next year. It was a weekend I will never forget

About the hyenas. Yes it was the same den. We also saw them last year, and as I recall correctly it was also the same den where the little hyena cub tried to untie our yellow ribbon. :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Cricket @ Skukuza 2011 Photo's and stories
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Thanks Elsa

We found a spot for our tent, near Geocor, michel367 and loveldboy. At 13:00 we met up with a few of the angels on the cricket field to practice.

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left Scipio, right ???

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left pardus1029 (Willie) right Tsukuku

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left Joekin , right pardus1029

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baffers batting


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 Post subject: Re: Cricket @ Skukuza 2011 Photo's and stories
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Hi Marijke, so happy you are home safe and sound. :dance: Hope you had a good night's sleep after the 5 nights where we slept approximately 3 hours a night. Thank you so much for coming along, it has been such a pleasure having you with us. :clap: Next time we'll book an airconditioned car as well as a tent in advance, so you don't have to suffer in the heat so much :rtm:


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I was so hoping to see you. It's to bad you couldn't make it. We have to make a plan in August to meet.

Here a few pics for your quick visit to lake panic.

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 Post subject: Re: Cricket @ Skukuza 2011 Photo's and stories
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Here's some photo's of friday nights braai. (Please help with identifications)


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our nametags


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ecojunkie sorting out our t-shirts


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Nedret and ?


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left in front davenjan, in the middle vlakvarkvrou, next to her mads and Pardus. In front of them Gerharddb

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from left to right, michel367, Bert, Jose, ?, Rein, wild dreamer. In front Davenjan, Vlakvarkvrou



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from left to right ?, ?, anne marie, Erik (so aboon), aboon,


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Geocor's little one. Fast asleep


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Hi Roaneric,
It was a pleasure meeting you!!! You Angels did well, better than last year! Next year you will definately win. Look at yourself in the right hand corner of the picture. Here is also a picture of our "wide" ref! (Tshukudu)!


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 Post subject: Re: Cricket @ Skukuza 2011 Photo's and stories
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hello vlakvarkvrou

It was very nice meeting you. Thanks for the pictures. I think tsukudu had sore arms after that game.

Are you feeling better? What did the docter say? (vlakvarkvrou had a terrible fall saturday)

Here's more pics. Enjoy

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PetraJ and Roaneric... 5:30 and ready to play some cricket


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Angels planning their strategy



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Northen devils team




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cheetera and ?


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geocor


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Hi Roaneric,
I am well thanks. Small bone in my toe is broken but is not causing much discomfort and my arm is in a sling for the next 2 weeks, looking worse than it really is!!! Still feel a bit stupid falling in front of everybody!!!!

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Some more pics of the Angels / northen devils game

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Cheetera

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GO ANGELS

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Scipio our umpire

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PetraJ making yet another fall

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Here are some of our angels most glorious moments on film






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Some more pics

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Vanessa and Joanne (justjo)

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one of the northen devils

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Black Rhino



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Sumari (vlakvarkvrou's daugter)

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Tsukudu helping one of the northen devils


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Geocor and Roaneric

During our game, we had to stop for a few minutes. There had been some pouching activities where one of sanparks game rangers was shot by poachers. The helicopter came to pick up the doctor as well as someone from the anti poaching team.


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