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Re: How many mites have you met in one visit to SANParks???

Unread postby Scipio » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:54 pm

If the cricket counts, :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

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Re: How many mites have you met in one visit to SANParks???

Unread postby Crested Val » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:01 pm

I was just going to ask the same question......if it does count...................too many to count, but plenty!!! :thumbs_up:

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Re: How many mites have you met in one visit to SANParks???

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:24 pm

'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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Re: How many mites have you met in one visit to SANParks???

Unread postby Stark » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:48 pm

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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Re: How many mites have you met in one visit to SANParks???

Unread postby barryels » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:03 am

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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Re: How many mites have you met in one visit to SANParks???

Unread postby hilda » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:20 am

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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Re: How many mites have you met in one visit to SANParks???

Unread postby threedogs » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:19 am

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

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Re: How many mites have you met in one visit to SANParks???

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:16 pm

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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Re: How many mites have you met in one visit to SANParks???

Unread postby PNF » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:06 pm

:hmz:
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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Re: How many mites have you met in one visit to SANParks???

Unread postby bert » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:36 pm

cant remember
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Re: How many mites have you met in one visit to SANParks???

Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:51 pm

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.


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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Re: How many mites have you met in one visit to SANParks???

Unread postby Delene D » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:29 pm

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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Re: How many mites have you met in one visit to SANParks???

Unread postby Porridge » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:58 pm

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.

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Re: How many mites have you met in one visit to SANParks???

Unread postby DinkyBird » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:10 pm

My first YR in a park of all time was Johann ... a long time ago :lol: He passed us on the road flying his YR and we quickly reversed to flag him down and say hello.
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Re: How many mites have you met in one visit to SANParks???

Unread postby hilda » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:34 am

We are normally so thrilled to see a YR and meet people you "talk" to on the forum but have never met, I write down all their names to remember who, when and where. :wink:

I can also remember at least three or four times that a YR came from the opposite direction and didn't see our huge YR. Then we turned around and followed the car with the YR, just to say hello and find out who it was. I love it! :D
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