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 Post subject: How many mites have you met in one visit to SANParks???
Unread postPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:50 pm 
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Did you ever thought how many forumites met each other during a single visit to any SANPark in one visit?
I think it will be quite interesting to see how many does see each other and mostly during which time of the year.
As starting point I will list the trips and forumites met since Hilda and I became actively involved on the forums by means of TR’s.
Let us see if there is a mite that beat us:

1. 17-24 Feb 2011 (8 days) Two forumites

Inge
Enrico

2. 10 Sept 2011 till 20 Sept 2011 (11 days) Eleven forumites

Nkulu
Lazyhorse
Ralph
Lenny
Wini the pooh
Mgoddard
Vlakvarksegat
SO of Vlakvarksegat (forgot her forum name)
Click-click
Okie
Hoyle

3. 14 – 22 Feb 2012 (9 days) Four forumites

Clive R
Clive R’s SO
Pumbaa
Timon
Should have met WendyA and Elsa but did not realised

4. 8 – 18 Sept 2012 (11 days) Fifteen forumites

WendyA
Wildlife4ever-Roy
Peregrine Falcon
Dassiedelight
Nightkawk2
Timbits
Vlakvarkvrou
Sekhmet
Foreigner
Imberbe
SurfCindy and SO RiaanF31
Dupacc
Click-click
Stu

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 Post subject: Re: How many mites have you met in one visit to SANParks???
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Do Cricket events also count :whistle:

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If the cricket counts, :big_eyes: :big_eyes:


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 Post subject: Re: How many mites have you met in one visit to SANParks???
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I was just going to ask the same question......if it does count...................too many to count, but plenty!!! :thumbs_up:

December 23rd to Jan 3rd 2010
Crested Barbet
Lowveldboy
Shi and family
Bushmom
Bushbaby30
Bushbaby75
Sparrow and son
PNM
Several others who's names I've forgotten but who were very nice!!! :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: How many mites have you met in one visit to SANParks???
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'fraid, I have lost count over the years, but I have met many; and there are many I am looking forward to, and hope to, meet soon :D

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I've tried to meet many, but ended up with a chance encounter with 1 mite and a planned encounter with a former mite. :)

Next time I hope to do better!

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 Post subject: Re: How many mites have you met in one visit to SANParks???
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DinkyBird wrote:
Do Cricket events also count :whistle:

Scipio wrote:
If the cricket counts, :big_eyes: :big_eyes:


Hi Deebee and Scips,

The idea is to see how many YR's you have met during your normal stay in the parks when on vacation :thumbs_up:
Maybe we should register a thread where organised meets were staged, such as the cricket, Prov meets, Uk meets etc. :hmz: . This should also be quite interesting :thumbs_up:

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I often forget to write the names down in my notes for trip reports, which is a pity. It is so nice to meet fellow 'mites in the Park! :dance:

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Our August/September 2012 trip was the first time we have met any mites!

Apologies in advance for incorrect spelling :tongue:

Vlakvarkvrou & Sekmet
Vlakvarksegat
Leaping Lizards
Dassie Delight & Peregrine Falcon
Wildlife4everRoy

Sadly, we missed hilda and barryels and a few others it seems :(

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DinkyBird wrote:
'fraid, I have lost count over the years, but I have met many; and there are many I am looking forward to, and hope to, meet soon :D


Me too.

Some have become very good friends whom I would have missed if it were not for the forum. :clap: :clap:

Some more will become good friends, I am sure.

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Think we've met just as many mites outside of the parks as in the parks...........!
Trouble is, we're so busy looking at the bush/sand/whatever that we miss seeing the YR's :roll:

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3 crickets add up
But the first was Elsa
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barryels wrote:
The idea is to see how many YR's you have met during your normal stay in the parks when on vacation :thumbs_up:
Shew, I wish I could remember. I seem to think that our 6 week trip in 2010 might have been THE ONE for most mites. But do not ask me how many :redface: What was amazing was that we were at Punda, camping. And we had our YR. And from chatting to folk in the camp at the time, I could not believe how many were forum members. A couple of honeymoon, and gent and his wife, and so on and on.


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Maybe we should register a thread where organised meets were staged, such as the cricket, Prov meets, Uk meets etc. :hmz: . This should also be quite interesting :thumbs_up:
It would be yes :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: How many mites have you met in one visit to SANParks???
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This is an interesting thread!. In 2009 I remember meeting Mgoddard at Satara and P Kop. Dinkybird and Hawk came to our caravan looking for mgoddard at Pkop. We also met Atlanta Joe and pointed him in the direction of Hippo Pools lion sighting. I also met Ecojunkie who was busy rounding up conference people at Bergndal for a sunset drive. We met several more and I did not write all their names down. Last year May I had the pleasure of meeting Billyf at Shingwedzi and Scipio near the Mopani turnoff. Next time I will write them all down in my TR notes.


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I'm :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Once, in October 2011, I spotted a YR going in the opposite direction (and I did have mine on) but gone too quickly to flag them down, and before anyone starts :naughty: , we were very engrossed in watching a snake buzzard swallow a snake at the time, and I only noticed the YR as they were going past me.

I'm looking forward to rectifying that at the end of November this year :)

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