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 Post subject: WCNP impressions
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:09 pm 
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This year,we started our SA trip with a 2 day visit in WCNP!

We knew,the "real flowerseason" would be over at the end of September! We liked the pix of the the WCNP we have seen in this thread anyway,so
we decided to go there!
And SO and I were glad,we did!!
What a beautiful and relaxing place this is!!
We were lucky to see still some of those beautiful flowers!!
I'm sorry,that I can't give them the right name!!

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The landscapes are also very impressiv!Will post some pix tomorrow!

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 Post subject: Re: WCNP impressions
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ingrid,

first glad that you are back and most likely a couple of trip reports will come up from you :dance: :dance:

Really nice start so far but I would say you still had great luck with the colours of all those beautiful flowers so far :thumbs_up:

Hopefully the rest of your loooooong trip was as same colourful as this start was :popcorn:


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Lovely Ingrid! Did you stay at Abraham's Kraal?


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 Post subject: Re: WCNP impressions
Unread postPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:11 pm 
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Thank you for the friendly words!!

@Pumbaa,
yes we were really lucky to see still some flowers!
We will sure visit again in the real flowerseason!We could image,how
beautiful the park will look.
We did not care much about sightings,we were excited about the
surroundings and were very impressed by the open sea!

@Micetta,
No,we did not stay at Abraham's Kraal.
We were booked in Yzerfontain,about 20 min.drive to the gate!

Bonteboks grazing
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 Post subject: Re: WCNP impressions
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What a lovely patoral pic of the bonteboks in the middle of the flowers :clap: :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: WCNP impressions
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Sorry,there went something wrong with Tinypic.
Going on again!!
This is the place called Postberg

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There you have a wonderful view to Langebaan!

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At these parts of the park,you are allowed to do some walking!!

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This seal was sitting there,probably waiting for his friends.

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Seabirds were plenty.

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Few more pix tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: WCNP impressions
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Great pics, Ingrid :clap: :clap: :clap: :thumbs_up:
:popcorn:

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Hi Ingrid, welcome back!!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pics :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: WCNP impressions
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Lovely scenery shots Ingrid - Do love the seal :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

It is as if I can smell the ocean right now :dance: :dance: :dance:


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Did you ask the gull to please fly into your shot of Langebaan? :lol:
The seal looking at the white foaming sea, safely on a nice rock :lol:

It looks lovely Ingrid; you must have enjoyed it immensely living so far from the sea. Like you, I am living in the middle of lakes and mountains but having grown up at the sea, I do not resist for too long without a breath of salty air. Next year after KTP, we are going to stay a couple of days in the WCNP.


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ingrid60!!! :big_eyes: You're back! Finally! :D And with fantastic pics as well. Thanks so much for sharing and wetting the appetite to go there (SO and I consider this seriously) :thumbs_up:

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Thank you all for your warm welcome words!
I must say,I like it! :dance:

I just can say:Go to this wonderful place!
I think it doesn't matter what time you visit the park!
For us,it was a real relaxing time after all the travelling!!

And don't miss Geelbek!!Sit in the garden,eat something delicious,(that's what they serve )watch the birds and listen to their sound!!Wonderful!!
You don't want to go again!If you have to,visit the birdhide next to Geel-
bek!!

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We didn't see much,it's the atmosphere and scenery,we liked sooo much!!

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Thank you Ingrid, we will definately go there :dance: :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: WCNP impressions
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I see someone has discovered our little West Coast Jewel, A few days in that park and you feel like another person. It's not just the animals or scenery, it's the whole atmosphere, it calms you down totally.

Ingrid, your photos are stunning, my favourites are those you took at the Geelbek birdhide.

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 Post subject: Re: WCNP impressions
Unread postPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:44 pm 
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Dankbaar,you said the right word for this wonderful place!!
Yes,it is a Jewel!!

My hometown is surroundet with lots of mountains in quite a narrow
valley and sometimes it can feel a bit too tight.
Your landscapes are a change and SO and I love to look and there
is no end,just meadows,water and the sky!! :dance: :dance:

I have still few pix to post.Will do it tomorrow! :thumbs_up:

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