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Jan van Wyk HIT the Jackpot - TR April 2016

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Jan van Wyk HIT the Jackpot - TR April 2016

Unread post by Jan van Wyk » Fri May 20, 2016 2:42 pm

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Welcome to my TR ...hope you will enjoy all our images,sightings and will appreciate all the comments :wink:

We visit Kruger for over 30 years and every trip had it highlights .....but our visit to Satara in April 2016 was one of the best ...specially the one day on our way to Satara.........my best day ever in Kruger......and took some images I dreamed off for a long time.. :dance: :dance:

....but lets start from the beginning and then the buss will stop for a while on that perfect day and will share many images and hope you will enjoy them all.... :thumbs_up:

We stayed outside the Park for the fist two days and as usual were at the gate long before it opened.... :hmz:

Unfortunately it was overcast morning and not good for photography........but the light improved later..

We entered at Paul Kruger gate and took the gravel road S3, S4 until the S1 and turned on on the S65.

Our first sighting was a Leopard but he disappeared into the bushes before I could get a shot. The road was quiet ....the sun suddenly appear for a few moments and we stopped at a tree with two Squirrels enjoying the sun........the golden light was perfect...... :dance: :dance:

So my TR starts not with one of the big five........with beautiful golden Squirrels...... :dance:

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To be continued....

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Re: Jan van Wyk HIT the Jackpot - TR April 2016

Unread post by SurfCindy » Fri May 20, 2016 2:53 pm

Looking forward to this much anticipated TR, the introduction teasing us :naughty: If I go by previous experience, I know we are in for a treat with breath taking images :dance: :dance:

Your first sightings highlighting my statement. Lovely start with a beautiful sunrise, and cute squirrels basking in the beautiful morning golden light.

Looking forward to more :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Re: Jan van Wyk HIT the Jackpot - TR April 2016

Unread post by Kaapsedraai » Fri May 20, 2016 3:04 pm

Brilliant start to another TR, Jan.

That sunrise photo is just brilliant. :clap: :clap: :clap:

First sighting - squirrels, just wonderful and they can be very entertaining too. :dance:

I am really looking forward to this trip and admire your amazing photography, hence I am on board.
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Unread post by RoelfA » Fri May 20, 2016 4:11 pm

There is so many busses riding now,but iI am not going to miss this one,because I know there are going to be stunning photoghraphy. :dance: :dance:

Your entry photo's are stunning with the golden sun on the Squirrals. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Looking forward to your next sightings. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Re: Jan van Wyk HIT the Jackpot - TR April 2016

Unread post by ritad » Fri May 20, 2016 5:24 pm

I´m also on Board for this Trip Jan :popcorn: :popcorn:

What a beautiful sunrise, and so sweet squirrels :k :k , I´m wonder what is the jackpot :hmz: :hmz:
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Unread post by Tessa G » Fri May 20, 2016 6:22 pm

I have been hoping that we would soon see a TR and am really pleased to be catching this bus early. :dance:

A start with beautiful photos in golden light of the squirrels and a promise of something so exciting. :dance: :dance: :dance:

Cant wait. :D :D :D
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Unread post by Tars1 » Fri May 20, 2016 6:31 pm

What a perfect start with the beautiful Golden images!!
Just know this Tr will be special again :dance: :dance:

:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Unread post by billyf » Fri May 20, 2016 6:44 pm

Brilliant start, and that beautiful sun through the tree really sets the scene - awaiting the rest of this TR with great anticipation. :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Jan van Wyk HIT the Jackpot - TR April 2016

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Fri May 20, 2016 7:29 pm

If you ask me, Jan van Wyk ALWAYS hits the jackpot in KNP! :lol: So if he says he hit the jackpot - you must know you are in for a treat! :dance:
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Re: Jan van Wyk HIT the Jackpot - TR April 2016

Unread post by Pumbaa » Fri May 20, 2016 7:53 pm

Magnificent shots of the golden squirrels, Jan :dance: :dance: :dance:

It seems that although Satara is one of the dryest areas so far the aightings there are amazing so ready for more :popcorn:

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Re: Jan van Wyk HIT the Jackpot - TR April 2016

Unread post by thiefbadger » Fri May 20, 2016 8:45 pm

what a golden start for your TR - we will jump on the bus. Hopefully there are some places for us :popcorn: :popcorn:
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Re: Jan van Wyk HIT the Jackpot - TR April 2016

Unread post by Toddelelfe » Fri May 20, 2016 10:04 pm

Great start JvW. Cant wait for more :wall: :lol:
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Re: Jan van Wyk HIT the Jackpot - TR April 2016

Unread post by Robbert » Fri May 20, 2016 11:47 pm

Hi Jan,

Great to see a new tripreport from your hand!!! What a beautiful series of pictures to start with, we are very eager to see and read more about your wonderful experiences! This time we are in time to jump on the bus! :D

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Re: Jan van Wyk HIT the Jackpot - TR April 2016

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Sat May 21, 2016 5:27 am

I am right on board Jan, what a lovely happy start. :D

:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: for more.

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Re: Jan van Wyk HIT the Jackpot - TR April 2016

Unread post by isinkwe » Sat May 21, 2016 7:39 am

Sounds interesting Jan :D :D
Isn't it just amazing how potatoes give us fries and vodka? :D The rest of the vegetables should get their act together :rtm:

So when is old enough to know better supposed to kick in ? :hmz:


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