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Sat May 04, 2013 7:26 pm

Went for a drive today to look for a spot to go and camp for a weekend and to do a bit of fishing. Took a few pics but there was not many flowers yet as it is still a bit dry in the area where I went. Some pics of the river and some rock formations.
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Sat May 04, 2013 7:29 pm

Some more pics.
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Sat May 04, 2013 9:01 pm

Maar die plek lyk mooi en eensaam waar is dit..En moet n ou 4x4 om daar uit te kom

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Sat May 04, 2013 9:57 pm

Yes Gavin, it is a very isolated place in the Richtersveld, the road there is not too bad. Some places the sand is a bit thick but a 4x2 bakkie will drive it. Today I saw a sight that I will never forget. A young man with a lot of klipdrift in him took part in a fishing competition and drove a few month old Nissan Juke down that road, I could not believe my eyes when I saw the car there. Spoke to the chap and he said he was also supprised to get there. took his number plate no to make sure that I never buy that car second hand. :lol: The spot is about 35 km from the main tar road at the border post, about 40 km from my house. :taunt: :thumbup:

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Sat May 04, 2013 10:13 pm

Magnificent scenery, wild Collies and all.
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Enjoy it!
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Sat May 04, 2013 10:57 pm

Dankie ja die vrou soek ook een van daai nissan jukes maar ja .Hoe lank se ry is dit dan van die kaap af die plek lyk sommer baie lekker dis die soort plek wat n ou kan lekker omtspan

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Sat May 04, 2013 11:03 pm

Nice Roger...up here I have to pay to go fishing anywhere...

What species are you targeting? I presume there to be Carp & Barbel...what about yellow fish and the rest?

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Sun May 05, 2013 9:53 am

Ok Roger,you have to stop with these fantastic photos :sick:

You are killing me,tar and plastic bags are the order of the day here :laugh2:

Looks great :thumbup:
Post the pics of your camp and the beauties you catch :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Sun May 05, 2013 10:10 am

You are truly blessed Roger to have this part of the world so close to you. I envy you
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Sun May 05, 2013 2:04 pm

Blikskottel ek sal darem self daar wou uitslaan - jaloers is ek nou

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Sun May 05, 2013 5:28 pm

Hi Roger, The pictures of Haboob are taken near those kranses(Rock formations) in your photo's, but on the main gravel road during August, 2011.
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Sun May 05, 2013 6:15 pm

Stef wrote:Nice Roger...up here I have to pay to go fishing anywhere...

What species are you targeting? I presume there to be Carp & Barbel...what about yellow fish and the rest?
Hi Stef, there are mainly yellow fish and barbel in the river here. I am not a great fisherman, I just catch what bites. For me it is more about getting out into nature and enjoying the peace and quiet, not that I dont have peace and quiet at home as well. Its just more relaxing next to the river with good company and a few captains. I will post some pics of the camp and fish if I catch some. :thumbup:

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Sun May 05, 2013 11:18 pm

Beautiful, and those rock layers are fascinating! :thumbup: ;-)
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Mon May 06, 2013 6:29 am

Thanks for sharing Roger. As Andy also said, those rock layers are really fascinating
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Mon May 06, 2013 8:53 am

Beautiful, is my favorite part of the country.
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Mon May 06, 2013 10:35 am

Froll wrote:
Stef wrote:Nice Roger...up here I have to pay to go fishing anywhere...

What species are you targeting? I presume there to be Carp & Barbel...what about yellow fish and the rest?
Hi Stef, there are mainly yellow fish and barbel in the river here. I am not a great fisherman, I just catch what bites. For me it is more about getting out into nature and enjoying the peace and quiet, not that I dont have peace and quiet at home as well. Its just more relaxing next to the river with good company and a few captains. I will post some pics of the camp and fish if I catch some. :thumbup:
Sjoe! Roger.

I went up Dec last year, wanted to give you a call to meet up somewhere but never got to it.
This seems the perfect place to get some rest, have a yellow tug on the line, sink a captain whilst listening to the black and white on the radio.

Might just have to cancel a few trips to go back your way.

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Mon May 06, 2013 4:08 pm

:drool:
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