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michel367-WHAT IF.........................? Mar 2011

Unread post by michel367 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 9:48 am

What if you would get the option to, either, go away on a short trip down to the Kruger park and see the most wonderful sights and sightings or if you can go on a trip to el Playa del Casa? :hmz:

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Unread post by michel367 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:45 pm

:hmz: :hmz:

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Unread post by michel367 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:00 pm

:hmz: :hmz:

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Unread post by michel367 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:14 pm

:hmz: :hmz:

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Unread post by michel367 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:21 pm

I was just going to give you a great address where to dive, but after reading your last post I am seriously doubting doing that. :whistle: :whistle:

Maybe I will just send you here to do some diving;

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Unread post by michel367 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:54 pm

What if one has to go and mingle with the maddening crowds at Skukuza that are endulging themselves in copious amounts of alcoholic beverages while watching a game of...? :hmz:

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Unread post by michel367 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:31 am

What if everything is packed, sacked and ready to go and you cannot leave due to some external circumstances? :hmz: :hmz:
What will be going through your mind while you are doing unnecessary things or watch some tv etc while you are waiting for the time to pass? :wall:

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Unread post by michel367 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:26 am

What if one drives through the gate and one sees this sight?

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Or this

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Or this :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

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Or just before you reach the camp see this

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Wonder what would the thoughts be then about having to make a choice.
How can we?
There is only one choice.

Kruger National Park

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Unread post by michel367 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:46 am

Good morning everybody. :yaya: :yaya:

Phew. Back in the jungle after a fantastic long weekend with a lot of meets, meat en drinks. :tongue: :lol:

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Unread post by michel367 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:34 pm

Ok. Let's get on with the show.

What if I was to tell you that the expectations were high?

The spirits were high and the air trembled with anticipation as I entered Kruger gate just after 5PM.

What if the first sighting I would see was a Leopard?

What if the first Elephant I would meet try to ruin my new vehicle?

What if? What if? What if? :wall: :wall: :slap:

The fist sighting was a dead Vine snake on the road. :slap: :big_eyes:

Then took a little detour on a dirt road to find this magnificent tree

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And this view

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And these fellows showing off

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And then it was time to check in and try to set the tent up.

Setting up was not so hard, but the mites that came to visit while doing it and the rock hard ground made the experience a long one. :lol:

At he same site Lowveldboy also camped and we were invited to come and braai with Tshukudu as he already had his fire going.
Boy oh boy. That was a "heavy" evening and night.
Went to bed much too late and ............ That's for another time.

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Unread post by michel367 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:49 pm

What if I was to say that I wake up on a holiday very early?
Normally it would be to get out of the gate and see if I can find some animals.

This time, however, it was to try and hit a little round ball in as little as possible hits into a vary small hole. :big_eyes: Eish. How stupid can one be. :slap:

Arrived at the Skukuza Golf Club with a brand new set and shoes.
It was already blazing hot and my "fourball"consisted out of Tshukudu, Dafie, Scipio and me with the "waterboy" Willie and the Camera woman Wild Dreamer.

First coffee and the it was T- off time, but first vehicle and equipment inspection

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Then the Tee off

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Unread post by michel367 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:59 pm

The local wildlife were quite surprised to see people walking around while they were still grazing for breakfast and we had a great round with many laughs.

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Unread post by michel367 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:07 pm

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After a very hot morning of enjoyable golf and a drink at the "nineteenth" hole, we headed back to camp to get ready for the practise round of cricket.

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Unread post by michel367 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:25 pm

Due to the fact that There was so much to see and so much to laugh at, I have no photo's of the Cricket practise, but it was great to meet so many mites again and see so many that I have not seen in a year.

At last that very very hot day was over and it was time to head for the dip.
The braai.

What braai?
There was no braai!!. :big_eyes: :big_eyes: :big_eyes:

That was brought later and it was just big enough to braai a few pieces of wors and some tsjops on. :wall:
After a while people started to catch on to this and they decided to organise a few other braais.

In the meantime the fire was lit on the one braai and people started to braai there meat on it as good and as bad as they could..
After a pleasant time at the braai the food was nearly eaten and the other two braais showed up. Sorry guys, but that was a real bummer.
So most of us decided to go back to our tents, huts or whatever and continue the party there.

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Unread post by roaneric » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:06 pm

It was a bit of a bummer that there was not enough braai's, I agree, but that didn't spoil our evening. We just waited a bit longer for our meat to be done. I have a few pics of the practice and braai here

I like your golf picturs michel. Who won?
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