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Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:51 am

Hi guys, keep the 15 / 16th March open.

Wade ("4thGeer") is organising a free forest drive weekend for us. This will be a very moderate trail that will be suitable for ladies and beginners .... will probably be more of a social and sight-seeing trip, but all are welcome. :D:

Final details and arrangements to be confirmed, but the basic plan is to meet at the Spar in Stutterheim at about 9.00am - gives the guys that want to join us from further afield more time to get there. From there we will go on into the forests for most of the day with a rest stop at Gubu dam to have lunch - a packed lunch might be easier but you can braai if you so choose. The afternoon will see us gathering at a farm house where camping will be free with an evening braai. Fires will be provided but bring your own "chop & dop". For the rest you need to be a self sufficient camper although the restroom in the house will be made available to us ( bring your own kakpaper if you remember - LOL).

Sunday breakfasts to do your own thing - the rest of the details to follow as I get them.

See you all there - no excuses! :D:
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Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:56 am

Just indicate here who will be joining the outing.

• Wade '4thGeer" 1 or 2
• Edge "Haboob" & Vivienne x 2
• Andy "Muddog" & Sher x 2
• Tony :FierstGeer" & Annemarie x 2 (Tentative depending on work)







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Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:26 pm

hi andy
is this around or near the lentz's?
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Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:29 pm

JEEPIE wrote:hi andy
is this around or near the lentz's?
Yep, but I don't think that the Lentz's are still that active in forestry .... open to correction, but I think that it fizzled out from their side when 'Ozzie' Lentz died a good time back. Think the biggest operator in the area is now John Rance (Rance Timbers).

When we planted our forest at Hogsback some 47 or so yrs ago, we got the seedlings from old man Lentz (father to Ozzie) and the Dept of forestry.

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Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:09 pm

interesting
i know julie and them went through a rough patch at a stage
but seem to be doing ok now
they are our neighbours in cintsa
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I called past Lentz a few months back and they seemed busy, went to have a look at a trailer that belongs to a client of mine.
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Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:42 pm

SYRON CONVERSIONS wrote:I called past Lentz a few months back and they seemed busy, went to have a look at a trailer that belongs to a client of mine.
Well that's good to hear, like I said, I'm open to correction. One thing that's a bit peculiar is that if one looks at all the timber merchants in E.L., all the structural timber they stock is from Rance, haven't seen any from Lentz in years but maybe they're shipping it elsewhere.

Anyhow, we're diverting from topic here .... Simon, will you be joining us this time!???
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Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:37 am

Mud Dog wrote:Just indicate here who will be joining the outing.

• Wade '4thGeer" 1 or 2
• Edge "Haboob" & Vivienne x 2
• Andy "Muddog" & Sher x 2
• Tony :FierstGeer" & Annemarie x 2 (Tentative depending on work)
• Jacol & natasha + 1 of 2 tentatief






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Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:39 am

andy send me your cell number
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Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:30 pm

Nice to see that one of the PE guys might be joining us!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

Bit of a long trip for you, Jay! Are you coming through direct from PE on the Saturday morning?
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Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:52 pm

That's the plan will leave early here. just need to confirm work schedules first but hope to join you guys
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Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:19 pm

jacol wrote:That's the plan will leave early here. just need to confirm work schedules first but hope to join you guys
Going via G'mstown / KWT might be the shorter route for you. Otherwise you could come via EL on the Fri evening and park off here - (I have a spare room available) - that would make it a bit easier.
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jacol wrote:That's the plan will leave early here. just need to confirm work schedules first but hope to join you guys
Going via G'mstown / KWT might be the shorter route for you. Otherwise you could come via EL on the Fri evening and park off here - (I have a spare room available) - that would make it a bit easier.
Thanx allot will be in contact with you as soon as me and the boss finalized our plans. Looking forward to meet the guys.
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Just spoke to Tony, who has confirmed that he will be able to attend.
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Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:07 pm

Spoke to Wade this afternoon. We will be going through private land the landowner is giving us special permission for this. Now I know it's true that "the more the merrier", but the land owner is not keen on a whole lot of vehicles invading his property, and to this end the number of vehicles will be limited. The point is that there are only 3 spots left, so decide quickly and confirm. If you miss out this time, there may be another (If we behave ourselves we might be invited again. :D: ).

Don't delay. So far we have :

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Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:24 am

Just for interest sake (and to bump the topic :D: ), I spoke to Dylan and Simon ......

Next episode to follow shortly.


:D:

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Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:42 am

H Andy

I'd love to join you guys, but I'm going to a Black Powder rendezvous/shoot in Grahamstown on the weekend of the 8th and will be stretching my budget a little to attend the Stutterheim forest drive. I'll be thinking of you guys enjoying some splendid scenery.

Enjoy

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Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:52 pm

Thanks for the reply Ivan. Would have been great if you could have joined us, but there will be other times. ;-)

Enjoy the B-powder event! :thumbup:
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I'm new here in el. I'm in.
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jvt172 wrote:I'm newn here in el. I'm in.
Cool Jurgen! Will be great to meet you! :thumbup: Will you be alone? plus partner?

• Wade '4thGeer" and Donne x 2
• Edge "Haboob" & Vivienne x 2
• Andy "Muddog" & Sher x 2
• Tony :FirstGeer" & Annemarie x 2 (Now confirmed)
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• Jurgen "jvt172"............ x ?

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Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:14 pm

Hi Andy hope I am note to late. If there is still one spot open we will be glad to fill it. Will be for the two days.

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Hangover wrote:unfair.......
Oh? :smile: .... How so? :think:

Whisky wrote:Hi Andy hope I am note to late. If there is still one spot open we will be glad to fill it. Will be for the two days.

Ben
No probs Ben, will include you and Bokkie. ;-)



• Wade '4thGeer" and Donne x 2
• Edge "Haboob" & Vivienne x 2
• Andy "Muddog" & Sher x 2
• Tony :FirstGeer" & Annemarie x 2 (Now confirmed)
• Jay "Jacol" & Natasha + 1 of 2 tentatief
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• Ben "Whisky" & Bokkie x 2
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Mud Dog wrote:Just for interest sake (and to bump the topic :D: ), I spoke to Dylan and Simon ......

Next episode to follow shortly.


:D:

.
OK, so I suppose that by now you would have guessed that they're not coming. Dylan is in prep for a race and Simon was not feeling well .... (Simon may still change his mind).

So at this point we have seven vehicles .... that's OK, but we can still take another one or three if needs be, so you can still join us if you would like to. ;-)
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Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:00 am

Reminder.

You will need to be self sufficient in terms of camping and your meals (no shops nearby). There will be a braai on Sat evening, fires provided.
Also be sure to have sufficient fuel, apparently it's a long drive.
We will be meeting at the Spar in Stutt at (or before) 9 am Saturday morning and proceed as soon after nine as possible.

A suggestion ... E.L. guys can meet at 8am in Abbotsford at the Sasol garage and travel to Stutt together.
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Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:03 am

Wow sounds awesome Andy... wish I could be joining the group. I soooooooo need a weekend away, but soon hopefully..
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Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:28 am

Fly up on Fri after work Val .... we'll take you with us and you can fly back Sun afternoon to be back at work on Mon. :D:
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Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:28 pm

Would love to.... just too much to do... am desperately hoping to be free to make it to the National GTG, that about the closest I can look at a weekend away.
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Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:38 pm

Unfortunately ill have to cancel due to work
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Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:03 pm

That's a pity Jay .... you might be missing out on something special! :D: Nonetheless, of all people I understand what it's like to have a sole proprietary business, and sadly work comes before play. Hopefully we will see you next time. ;-)

So the list has changed .....

• Wade '4thGeer" and Donne x 2
• Edge "Haboob" & Vivienne x 2
• Andy "Muddog" & Sher x 2
• Tony :FirstGeer" & Annemarie x 2 (Now confirmed)
• Jurgen "jvt172" - x 1
• Ben "Whisky" & Bokkie x 2

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Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:38 pm

Andy what is the arrangement regarding washing facilities? Must I bring my own, I have my own shower arrangement so no problem.

Will the camping be in the feldt? Must know what to pack.

It will be Saturday picnic lunch, Saturday evening braai and Sunday morning breakfast. Do we then return home.
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Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:56 pm

Ben, I think bring the shower just in case ..... not sure if the facilities are going to be adequate (it's a house provided for Wade by his employers) ... we won't be camping in the veld, but as I understand, in a yard (hope the grass will be cut :D: ), so pack what you think you'll need. I've never been there, so can only tell you what's been told to me, but Edge and Tony have been and know the setup better. ;-)

"It will be Saturday picnic lunch, Saturday evening braai and Sunday morning breakfast. Do we then return home."
This is correct .... (but bring some Viennas just in case Tony gets hungry! :twisted: )
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Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:24 pm

Thanks Andy
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Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:04 pm

I think that all attending the Stutt drive should be as self sufficient as possible. The farm house will probably NOT be able to accommodate everyone with shower facilities. I do not think that Wade and Donne would object to the ladies using the toilet facilities, but the guys can water the mielies and grass in comfort. Parking will be available around the house for camping on or next to your vehicle. Wade will provide wood for the braai, but it is not guarenteed to be dry so bring a lot of refreshments while waiting for the braai fire to burn out. A good chat around the braai fire is guaranteed. Looking forward to the drive and the chat afterwards.
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Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:33 pm

Just to add to Edge's comments.I am sure the showering and ablutions should be no problem.Should the weather turn foul,we can all place matresses inside the house .I dont mind sleeping between your wifes. To Andy,Wade has made arangments to make it easy for your wife.Hope you guys dont mind Edge's snoring.LOOK forward to a great outing with you guys !!!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
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Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:05 pm

FIRSTGEER wrote:Just to add to Edge's comments.I am sure the showering and ablutions should be no problem.Should the weather turn foul,we can all place matresses inside the house .I dont mind sleeping between your wifes. To Andy,Wade has made arangments to make it easy for your wife.Hope you guys dont mind Edge's snoring.LOOK forward to a great outing with you guys !!!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
I believe so! Spoke to him last week .... I knew there was a reason why I liked that boy from the start! :lol: :lol: As for edge's snoring .... a well used sock should sort that out! :twisted:
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Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:10 pm

P.S.

Just looked at forecasts .... looks like we'll have an overcast day with little chance of rain. There might be some more rain during the week (Wed & Thurs) that might make things a tad slippery. Ideal! :thumbup:
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Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:08 am

Please do not forget to bring along something warm for the cold... That is a jersey Andy, not neccessarily RUM, but that does help as well...
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Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:03 am

Will try to remember that Edge - if I can manage to think past this rum induced stupor that's suddenly befallen me. :D:
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Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:42 pm

Jurgen, I sent you a PM yesterday which you have not yet read .... could be that you haven't been online and that your mail address has changed.

I wanted to know if you're going to make your own way through to stutt or if you want to meet at Abbotsford Sasol (8an Sat) and travel up together?

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Will join at sasol
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:thumbup: ;-)
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Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:16 pm

Andy, please don't be late again. It seems as though we have a longish route to complete, before we get to the braai fire. :tease: :boss: :laugh2: :lmao: :blackeye: :surrender: :oops:
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Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:45 pm

I can't help it if you set your watch ½ an hour early ..... Last time we were there at 8 bells exactly! (8.05 According to your watch.) :D:
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Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:25 pm

Haboob wrote:Andy, please don't be late again. It seems as though we have a longish route to complete, before we get to the braai fire. :tease: :boss: :laugh2: :lmao: :blackeye: :surrender: :oops:
.... and as I recall being told, we will stop somewhere and have a quick picnic lunch .... sandwiches / hot-dogs / whatever you want to pack for yourselves. The 'gesellige' braai is for the evening. :D: ;-)
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A little sample ..........
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From left to right: Viv (Edge's wife), 'Bokkie' (Ben's wife), Wade ("4thGeer"), Edge ("Haboob"), Thomas (Rance Timbers), Ben ("Whiskey"), Tony ("FIRSTGEER"), Kevin & kids (Rance timbers) and kneeling, Jurgen ("jvt172").
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we want to see some more pics please one is NOT enough.

Show us the one where your Hilux got stuck crossing that stream ha ha
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There's no vehicle that could cross that stream Simon .... it's a cascading waterfall on the face of a very steep mountain side.

This is looking straight down on the other side of that narrow bridge ....... the perception of depth is lost in the pic, you don't even see the four separate cascading steps through that water spray .... it's a least 15 - 20 meters down to where you see the water disappearing under the foliage.
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OK then, some pics as we went along ..........

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We spent much of the day driving up and down various vantage points to get great scenic views.
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"Edge!" .... "Yeah, what?" ..... "Don't go too close to the Edge" :tease:
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Ben & 'Bokkie' enjoying the view .... and some more besides! :D:
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One of the highest points.
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It was after coming down from that peak that my brakes failed :eh: ..... There's a separate topic on that ( viewtopic.php?f=3&t=34808" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ).
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Cloudy skies building as we circumvented the tail end of the dam down in the valley.
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We decided to get in one more vantage point before the weather closed in.
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The dam we had just passed (there are three in the area).
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Then the mist started rolling in and we had to make a move to get down ....
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........... but Keith's son was creating a barrier obstacle. :D:
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The mist came rolling in thick on the way down .....
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....... then Eskom decided to briefly turn off the lights! :D:
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On the way down we came across this spring in the hillside with crystal clear water gushing out at quite a rate. Some drank or filled bottles. (We were told that the Dept of Water Affairs had tested the water and said that it was one of the purest springs in the land.)
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We made our way back to Wade's home which was to be base camp. We had travelled some 96 km's through the forests, having cut the trail short by a further 30 km's due to time constraints and the weather creeping in .... a good outing nonetheless. When we got to Wade's house, Annemarie and Donne already had a fire going and the guys were keen to start braaing. The ladies had even made salads for us. Great effort! :thumbup:
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The banter and ragging continued through until 'lights-out'. Next morning everyone was up early, bright and bushy tailed after a good night's sleep (despite the odd snoring). We were treated to a scrumptious breakfast which was mostly a team effort between Tony, Edge and Ben. Thanks guys! :thumbup:
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The ragging between Edge and Tony is endless .... "Laurel and Hardy" (as one of the ladies had dubbed them) were jokingly outfitted for the occasion by Donne ...... and I don't think that's cooking oil in Tony's hand!
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Some people are just plain blessed to live in such surroundings! :drool:
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....... Complete with ducks and spur-wing geese around a big Koi pond.
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Chatting continued late into the morning before everyone split up to make their way back home. Jurgen and I travelled back to EL together ... it was great to meet you and have had you join us! :thumbup:
A very enjoyable and successful outing, thanks again one and all! :thumbup:

S'long 'till we meet again! :razz:
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Oops! Almost forgot ..... a very big thanks to LA Sport for the donation of prizes!! Much appreciated by all! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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pic 15 from above, is this the road down through Water Lilly towards Lenz Forest Timbers, if it is, I stopped along the way as well and had a dump amongst the trees when I was passing through this way, what an awesome experience indeed. My jack russel Scott was with me as well.
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looks like you guys had a good time
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Where are the other pictures or was Andy the only person there?
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Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:39 pm

Simon, Shaun knows the E/Cape fairly well and I think he's referring to the lack of effective governance and maintenance / improvement of infrastructure. In this case I think that sadly we would all have to agree. ;-)

Anyway, if one looks at this thread it looks like I was the only one there ......... where are the other pics, guys? :D:
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Thanks for sharing :thumbup:
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Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:48 pm

Thanx for the report Andy. Glad you also had the oppertunity to do something, as you know that Tony & I are digitally deficient. You still have not given us the promised computer lessons... Wade also sitting with a broken computer and Jurgen is probably awaiting his from Pretorsh. Probably also a bit shell shocked after Tony's poor behaviour over the course of the weekend. Will try to get him back to apologise and to rreturn the stolen property.
Thanks to all for attending and to Wade & Donne for their hospitality. Hope we see Jurgen again.
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jvt172
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Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:37 pm

We will certainly do it again. That is if I'm on the invitation list. Realy enjoyed the compony of everybody, some real toons attending. Lol. No just great people. Until we meet again.
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Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:09 pm

I browsed through my pic and will only duplicate what Andy has provided and his is far better than mine in any case.

Thanks to all whom was involved in this outing we enjoyed it and the company of everyone. Thanks to Wade and Donne for accommodating us in their house. Would have been a bit wet outside in the tent.

When is the next outing?

Ben
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