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 Post subject: Re: Grootvlei Dam on the S50
Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:32 pm 
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Wow, that is certainly a big contrast Okie! :shock:
Can you recall what time of the year that was?

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 Post subject: Re: Grootvlei Dam on the S50
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Elsa - Taken on 17th May 2011 . You wanna see some more ? Here they come .

Mother and child

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Having a quiet drink together :)

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Man , those Tsessebe's can fly over the ground :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: Grootvlei Dam on the S50
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Lovely sighting okie!

I have to wonder what it looks like now as that area seemed to miss out on much of the rains this year.
Even in Feb/Mar. the general bush/veld looked very dry.

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 Post subject: Re: Grootvlei Dam on the S50
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Those tsessebe are FAST!!
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 Post subject: Re: Grootvlei Dam on the S50
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Hi Elsa,
You mentioned that you wonder how Grootvlei dam is looking now. I also looked at those photos posted by Okie.

This was taken 27 July 2012 (Last weekend) when Mads and I visited the North of the Park. Photos taken from the Dam wall.
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 Post subject: Re: Grootvlei Dam on the S50
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Great change - just shows you VVSV :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Grootvlei Dam on the S50
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Thanks for the pics VVV, I really thought it would have less water by now but amazingly not.
Nice tusker pic as well. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Grootvlei Dam on the S50
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Grootvlei living up to it's name :D

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 Post subject: Re: Grootvlei Dam on the S50
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okie wrote:
granjan wrote:
This was taken after driving along the dam wall in April. I must confess I did wonder how well I would reverse if I met an ellie on the wall.
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Always something going on at that dam , although we've seldom seen it full of water .

Hmmm... wonder how much that ellie contributed to its fullness :hmz:


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This is why I was a bit worried about my reversing skills!
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 Post subject: Re: Grootvlei Dam on the S50
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Hi Granjan,
I know exactly how you felt about reversing on that wall :D Lukily for us the Ellies did not really want to leave the water and I could go to the end and turn around. My daughters love to tell anybody willing to listen about their mother's reversing skills :D

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 Post subject: Re: Grootvlei Dam on the S50
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Think that I must go make a turn there in December


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