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Re: BB meets BB in CT - why not you also?

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Coming back from KTP the 4th, I don't know if I can make it, so if I can it will be a very very last minute decision
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Spring meet at the cradle and special guests

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I promised to give a new date for the cancelled cradle meet. Remember the one where the low water bridge to MM's place was flooded.

I will be having special guests staying with me on the 10th and 11th September. I thought, why not combine a stiffnecks meeting with this special forumite.. and SO?

Which day will suit you all? There is also a suprise prize for the person who gets the identity of the mite in question first.
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Re: BB meets BB in CT - why not you also?

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BB just alerted me to this thread, sorry I didn't introduce myself before! :lol: I am excited that so many have expressed interest, will be great to meet some of you--I've been reading many trip reports--Scouter, Caracal and others-- and posts--recognize many of your "names".

Jonkers, sure hope you can make it as BB states you will have up-to-the minute info!

Can't wait for our trip, just a few weeks now...

By the way, probably should add, this is our 2nd trip to South Africa, we were there in 2009 and visited Kruger, Dullstroom, Blyde River Canyon. Fell in love like so many others and now here we are coming back again!
Aug 6-9 2011 Cape area: Cape Point, Table Mtn, Boulders Beach
Aug 9: WCNP
Aug 11/12 Namaqua NP
Aug 13/14: Augrabies Falls
Aug 15-21 KTP
15th--Kieliekrankie
16 & 17th--Nossob
18 & 19th--Kalahari Tented Camp
20th--Twee Riv,
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Re: Gauteng Meet with the Prings

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Prings
Micheal367
TheunsH
Zetel
Bushbaby30
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Dikdikkie
Mads
Sekhmet
Vlakvarkvrou
Kathy SA
Cheetah 2111
G@amespotter
Black ***
Ms Skarabee
Dan
Catmatix
PetraJ
JustNature
And everybody else :dance:
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Re: Durban Meet with the Prings

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Re: Durban Meet with the Prings

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Back from yet another excellent meet with the Durban Gang. Thanks to Penny & Bobby plus Elsa for the meal and arranging the belated birthday cake for Lorraine. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Durban Meet with the Prings

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Crested Val wrote:Now where are the photies? :whistle: :whistle:
Here they are, well a few anyway, hopefully there will be more from the others.

One of the stars from the evening!

Lorraine Pring. The belated special Birthday girl.

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The cake, which was absolutely delicious and was unanimously named "Death by Chocolate" by us all! 8)

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The cutting of the cake after a hearty rendition of "Happy Birthday" was sung!

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and the whole mob!

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Back Row: Bobby,(Penny's SO,) Mizzbee, Eliz,(Hugh) the real Hugh, Tawny, Martial, Penny, Bushcraft.
Front Row: David & Lorraine,(The Prings) Elsa, Klystron & The Cow!
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Re: Gauteng Meet with the Prings

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A fantastic day with so many friends. Just on 50 peeps which included 28 "the good, the bad & the ugly" Mites. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
A huge thank you to Theuns for arranging the meet, and Mads for organizing the facilities for the day, plus the very successful drive which produced cheetahs, bush pigs and otters just to name a few. :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance:

A day of many surprises as to came. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

p.s. the meet is still happening.
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Anyone interested in a braai at Marloth??

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Well, I will be at My Bush House on September 2nd.....anyone interested in joining me for a braai on either Saturday 3rd or lunch time Sunday 4th??? First time I will see my house in real life...but I do know that there is a big garage if you want to bring a blow up mattresses and just crash for the night!!!

No music, no dancing...just enjoying the bush and a real good wood fire!!! :lol:

MIL will be with me...but Im sure she wont mind us getting together :D
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Re: BB meets BB in CT - why not you also?

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Thursday midday.

So far coming along;

BB & SO
BB, SO & guide,
Munchkin & SO,
DB & Hawk,
Rookie & SO,
P@m

That is 12.

Haven't heard fom Jonkers, GavinW & Wanderw????

Meet at the Santa Ana Spur at 19h00, at the Waterfront, Ist floor in the old main hall, far top left from the parking area.
The table(s) booked under the name of 'forum'.

If you see this late and would like to come, I will check again tomorrow midday, so please let me know.
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Re: BB meets BB in CT - why not you also?

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Huge thanks goes to Bush Baptist for organising! :dance: :dance: :dance: :clap: :clap: :clap:

It was great meeting you, Munchkin and SO, Brooklynbirder, SO and guide, Dinkybird and Hawk and seeing P@m again.

Being on the forum lets us meet like minded people whom we can learn so much from. I am really grateful for the time put in by everybody to make this such a happy place. :D :D :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

I look forward to the next meet.

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Re: BB meets BB in CT - why not you also?

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What a great time!

Nice to see some 'regulars' and welcome newbies, as we met with Brooklyn Birder & SO, who made it in spite of the long flights(s). Have a great time here & in Kgalagadi.Hope Leon takes you to lots of lifers and the black maned monsters.

Nice to meet Rookie & SO and hear some scare stories.
Munchkin & SO enjoyed themselves (as they always do)!
P@m was alone again as SO is away.
DB & Hawk, after a visit about 4 years ago, are now official members of the CT forumites and wasted no time in asking me to organise a forum birding outing. So in the spring I will do so. If you are not a birder and you would llke to start somewhere, this is for you. None of us is hotshot enough to be intimidating, and the emphasis is on fun. Please come along.
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Re: BB meets BB in CT - why not you also?

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Bush Baptist wrote:What a great time!
Ditto!

Thank you all for making Hawk and me so welcome as CT mites. You are indeed a special group and it was great to finally meet you guys in person. We so look forward to the birding meet BB, thanks for being prepared to arrange one, and look forward to all future CT meets.

It was such a lovely evening - wonderful to share time with folk who love this forum so much and love SANParks and nature. I could have listened to your stories for hours more.

BrooklyBirder, SO and Leon ... so glad the weather here is perfect for you guys today. Have an awesome time in the Cape and on your travels. Lovely to have met you!

BB - thanks for arranging last night.
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Spring meet at the cradle and special guests

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Sadly, I no longer have my camera :( or the computer on which my pictures were stored.

I am however going to give you a taste of what to expect. These are pictures taken when I first moved.

mixture of bushveld and savannah birds

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riverine and water birds

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the road less travelled

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old farm houses to explore

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Re: Spring meet at the cradle and special guests

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Pity you are so far Mizzbee :(
I think there are fish in the river, there are certainly Fish Eagles around.

This river is used regularly by canoists.

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a noisy resident.

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for those who do come Duke and Desi will be around to give a warm welcome

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and then of course, the special guests will also be there to give a warm welcome :wink:
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