Stutt forests

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Wed Mar 19, 2014 3:05 am

I stopped along the way as well and had a dump amongst the trees when I was passing through
Simon, could be that it's still there ..... we passed a place that was cordoned off with barrier tape and Bio-Hazard signs! :twisted:
as you know that Tony & I are digitally deficient. You still have not given us the promised computer lessons
Speak for yourself, Edge .... you're just too stubbornly set in your ways! :lol:
That is if I'm on the invitation list
You're welcome anytime, Jurgen! Glad that you joined us! :thumbup:
When is the next outing?
Hopefully soon Ben, hopefully soon .... depends on how many weeks it's gonna take to teach Edge how to upload pics! :D:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

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Life is like a jar of Jalapeño peppers ... what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
Don't take life too seriously ..... no-one gets out alive.
It's not about waiting for storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
And be yourself ..... everyone else is taken!

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Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:25 pm

OK then, thanks to Andy's help, I can now properly resize and post pics! :D: Not only that, I can even crop, adjust brightness / contrast / colour and a whole lot more! :yahoo:

So please forgive me if I go overboard a bit here with my new-found abilities :lol: Yes, I've got plenty pics (thanks to my stellar better half, Viv that took all the photos) :razz: . I really dunno what I'd do without her, probably have to go buy my coffee ready made at the local Wimpy. :?

I did say to Andy that there's a lot of duplication to what has already been posted, maybe the only difference between his and mine being that someone is looking the other way or has their eyes closed (if Tony's eyes are closed it's because he's napping! :lol: ).

Gathering in Stutterheim. Can't believe that Andy wasn't just on time, he was there before time! :twisted:
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Love the co-incidentally similar stances in this pitcha. Looks like Andy and I are squaring up to each other. :lol:
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On our way!
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The area is covered with little mountain streams and pools. The kids seemed to love drinking from the icy clear water, some of the adults as well.
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Every now and then we had to share the narrow roads with forestry vehicles.
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Ben coming around a ben d. (Some of us 'went around the bend' a long time ago! :smile: )
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If Andy had no hands, he wouldn't be able to talk! :lol:
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Neither would I !
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Many sections were heavily wooded, but the cool shade was a welcome break from the sharp sun.
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Fire-marshall look-out. I think his ladder is missing.
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More streams.
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An edible Kowa (Termitomyces) according to Andy. This one was old and soggy, so we left it. (Would have been nice to add to the breakfast scrambled egg.)
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Viv also caught them 'in the act'. I think Ben just enjoys holding on to Sophia and makes an excuse about holding her steady for the shot. :D:
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Does anyone know what species there lilac flowers are? They are quite plentiful up there.
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At least Ben was chivalrous enough not to send Bokkie in there to get the shot. :D:
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HABOOB means "Dust Storm"

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Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:02 pm

Well done! Proud of you, Buck! :lol:
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Life is like a jar of Jalapeño peppers ... what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
Don't take life too seriously ..... no-one gets out alive.
It's not about waiting for storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
And be yourself ..... everyone else is taken!

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Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:03 pm

This is fun! Almost as much fun as being on the outing itself! :lol:
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HABOOB means "Dust Storm"

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Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:07 pm

Is that all? :D:
When your road comes to an end ...... you need a HILUX!.

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Life is like a jar of Jalapeño peppers ... what you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
Don't take life too seriously ..... no-one gets out alive.
It's not about waiting for storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.
And be yourself ..... everyone else is taken!

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Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:08 pm

OK, more.
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An oak avenue.
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Stowaways!
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And plenty pine avenues.
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Kings of the mountain! There was an awesome view from up here!
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It was after coming down from there that Andy had his brake problem. Amazing how quickly everyone rallied around to help!
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He was confident enough in his vehicle that we still climb another peak before heading back.
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Love the contrast in this lone dead tree, the lush green and the purple bossies. Excellent pic by Swambo! :thumbup:
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Andy, there was no-one up here but us. We didn't need a car-guard! :twisted:
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Amazing, up here in the middle of nowhere, a cycad and 'red-hot-pokers'.
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The mist came out of nowhere and descended on us fast. Time to get out of Dodge!
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The mist was still thick the next morning, this guy's web was beautifully decorated overnight.
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And the Koi pond had an eerie look about it.
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These guys were enjoying every minute.
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My rig set up for sleeping, while the others slept in the house.
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After Breafast the mist had lifted a bit, creating the perfect backdrop to what was still the best looking vehicle on the outing! :twisted:
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And the 2nd best! :D:
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The pooch agrees! :lol:
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HABOOB means "Dust Storm"

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Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:48 pm

Regtig stunning, iets heel anders as ons kaal vlaktes en woestyn en duine. Baie mooi!
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Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:30 pm

Baie mooi :drool: :drool:

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Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:03 am

WELL DONE EDGE. Great pics by Viv and nice trip report :yahoo: :yahoo:
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Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:44 pm

Thanks to all. The pitchas would nothave got off the camera card if it wasn't for Andy & Anthony who took the pitchas to Andy.
Thanks again to all for the lovely week-end. :thumbup: :celebrate: :yahoo:
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