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The isinkwe clan go KgalagadiParking

Unread post by isinkwe » Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:51 pm

Well , some of the clan anyway , pity it was not the whole clan , but sometimes work interferes :wall:

The plan (very cleverly and well thought out by myself :D )

The younger members of the clan to arrive at Twee Riveren before us older members. Us (morecat and I ) from Vereeniging and the others from East London ( South Africa's East London)
The youngsters were overnighting in Upington and we were overnighting in Kuruman - all good , they were much closer to KTP than we were -
The instruction - get there early , find a nice campsite , set camp and when we arrive , I shall have a cold beer or three while giving instruction on how to set our tent up.
So much for that , nowhere even close to KTP and my brilliant plan was already going wrong. I received a phone call at 7.30 pm in the evening while in Kuruman from the East London bunch.
I suspect that their sudden change in plans may be my fault in a way :D :thumbs_up:
We will get back to that story / excuse :doh: a bit later.

Be that as it may , morecat and I headed off to KTP on our own.

Now , there is someone employed in the Northern Cape roads and signs department with a wicked sense of humour and must have been rolling around in the vegetation as we drove past this sign. If I found him , I would most likely have shared a beer or two with him while laughing at the other motorists going by.

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I really wanted to see this " red sand" but with the booking made 11 months before , who knew ?

Still no red sand that everyone talks about :wall:

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Getting better , a bit of red sand

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no red sand ?

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At this stage I was wondering if we were headed in the correct direction
a bit more of this red sand :D things are looking a bit more promising :D

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Finally we arrived at the gate , firsts things first , try the red sand out Image

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morecat and I have eventually arrived at Twee Riveren for the very first time - ImageImage


So lets get back to what kept the rest of the clan /tent erectors from getting there before us Image
Isn't it just amazing how potatoes give us fries and vodka? :D The rest of the vegetables should get their act together :D

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Unread post by umtali1 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:15 pm

ImageWe have Isinkweville relocated to KTP Image

Not so sure about the legs :twisted: :roll:
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Looking forward to enjoying another bus ride........I have my golden oldies' bus pass ready .......
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Unread post by Andy M » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:17 pm

Great start to this long awaited TR isinkwe.

I am first on board for what I am sure is going to be a blockbuster. :D

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Unread post by WillieV » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:30 pm

I was waiting for this bus isinkwe. :dance: :dance:
:popcorn: :popcorn:
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Unread post by Philip1 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:57 pm

:mrgreen: Isinkwe :clap: , can not wait to read and see the rest. :D

They say: "You can shake the sand from your shoes and feet, but not from your soul". :)
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Unread post by billyf » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:16 pm

At last !!!! The Isinkwe clan makes it to the Kgalagadi - and you got the red sand between your toes :lol: :lol: (you forgot to shave your legs !!!!! ) :tongue: :doh: :wall: :lol:

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Unread post by salamanda » Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:55 pm

Great! I'm on this vehicle. (Not sure what it is yet. Can you take a bus to KTP????)

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Unread post by zuppi » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:06 pm

:mrgreen: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Unread post by SurfCindy » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:25 pm

Looking forward to this TR.

We were also in search for the red dunes in KTP. At times I was very muddled as to where I was as the park was spattered with beautiful flowers and the animals were grazing in the very green valleys.

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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:58 am

There is no way I'm missing this bus!,
:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:48 am

Great selfie shot. :lol: :lol: :lol:

I am sure that we are in for a rollicking time. Waiting for the next episode. 8)

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Unread post by Cape of Storms » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:50 am

Please please I need to be on this bus! KTP and isinkwe a winning combo!


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Unread post by manicwalker » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:39 am

isinkwe, :dance: :dance: :dance:
Im definatley on the bus.... :D
Your photos of that long straight road ahead, is making me feel just a little :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Dunno about those legs.... :| :whistle: :hmz:
BUT once you have that red sand between your toes, you will keep going back :dance: :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by GavinW » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:51 am

Another KTP trip report to distract me from continuing with mine :dance: :dance: :twisted:
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Christmas Trees in the Kalahari May 2012
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Unread post by Mischief » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:00 am

Woooooooo hoooooooooo been waiting for this one!What strange wormie toes they have in that red sand :lol: :lol: :lol: Ready for the next episode,keep it coming...... :popcorn: :popcorn: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
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