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Re: Rain in Kgalagadi

Unread postby Nina! » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:35 am

I am sad to hear that it is so dry in the Kalahari.
When I remember how green it was 2 years ago, at the beginning of March, I wonder how the animals will cope (although I know they are perfectly "equipped" for arid regions).
I keep my fingers crossed for a looooooooooooot of rain coming down in the next weeks!

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Re: Rain in Kgalagadi

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:58 pm

Don't worry, it will chuck down in 4 weeks when we are there!
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Re: Rain in Kgalagadi

Unread postby Nina! » Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:38 pm

You sound so sure BB. Will you do a rain dance? :lol:

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Re: Rain in Kgalagadi

Unread postby Tobieo » Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:46 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:Don't worry, it will chuck down in 4 weeks when we are there!


Sounds like my luck as well BB, we don't have to have the beer in the Rooiputs pool but probably the road puddles :tongue:
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Re: Rain in Kgalagadi

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:00 pm

Yeah Tobieo, with the cricket the week before there is no chance it won't rain.

Look out for the fire engine. I was going to pop into Rooiputs but now I have a good reason to do so. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Rain in Kgalagadi

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:29 pm

Hi BBaptist
Will be at Mata Mata, March 17-19 with a bus full of school kids. Hope we meet somewhere at a cheetah sighting in the Auob! And yes, a bit of late rain would help, so we can have a few late springbok lambs being born too...
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Re: Rain in Kgalagadi

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:41 pm

Friedrich von Hörsten wrote:Hope we meet somewhere at a cheetah sighting in the Auob!


:thumbs_up: Sounds great Friedie, organise it please. :twisted:
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Re: Kgalagadi weather

Unread postby Tobieo » Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:07 pm

Jannie,

Any rainfall stats for January? Has Mata Mata got some rain?
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Re: Rain in Kgalagadi

Unread postby Nina! » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:46 pm

Does anyone have any new information about the rain situation at KTP???????????????

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Re: Rain in Kgalagadi

Unread postby anne-marie » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:41 pm

I will inform you... in 6 days :dance:
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Re: Rain in Kgalagadi

Unread postby Nina! » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:36 pm

Anne-Marie,
I wish you a good flight and I am looking forward to your trip report. :D
Maybe all the cricket participants can do a rain dance to improve the rain situation at KTP :lol:
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Re: Rain in Kgalagadi

Unread postby anne-marie » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:44 pm

Nina... looking forward to see how is a rain dance :lol:
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Re: Rain in Kgalagadi

Unread postby Tobieo » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:37 pm

anne-marie wrote:I will inform you... in 6 days :dance:


Please do as I am hot on your heals :dance:
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Re: Rain in Kgalagadi

Unread postby granjan » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:27 pm

Hi Nina. We met you in Nossob looking at the Scop's owl 2 years ago and it was certaily green and beautiful then.
We'll be in Twee Rivieren on Monday :dance: :dance: but the weather looks hot, hot hot and dry for the next 7 days but it's sure to rain for the cricket! :? :?

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Re: Rain in Kgalagadi

Unread postby granjan » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:30 pm

Anne-Marie, it will be great to meet you, finally ! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
Travel safely!


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