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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Hi Ross

    I hadn't heard of the hydrogen project, but out this way there is a never ending stream of rumours about developments that never quiet get off the ground. 60kms north of Port Nolloth are a...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    October, Christmas is just around the corner, my brothers' birthday in 6 days' time and still no un-escorted access on Alexkor property. What's a man to do?

    Well I can follow the norm for...
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    Re: The "parking rules applied" thread

    Jaeger Defender and his older brother enjoying a day at the coast😁630629
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Thanks Keith, but the reality is that I only use YouTube to get videos into this thread. I suspect most would find the short clips, viewed without their back story, as a little bit missing in...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Since my last post a country has fallen, an election postponed and then re-instated, floods and fires have wreaked havoc and a former president has fallen terminally ill at short notice and yet life...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    JFH, I can vouch for the effectiveness of crows when it comes to cleaning up carcasses.

    Had a similar incident last year with a dead seal pup. Camera placed in expectation of BH images only to...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Holding thumbs is for the dogs!

    Why oh why do people design stuff as they do? I bet 99% of all designers never ever have to work on the end product themselves.

    Jaeger Defender now has two...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Ha ha 😁I was going to write an update over the weekend but spent it out in the veld and now for the past 3 days Iíve been fighting the good fight with MTN over a contract that they are unable to...
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    Couple of long days in the saddle but all round a successful trip.

    Doc says I have enough functioning grey cells to last another year and looks forward to seeing me in 2022. SWAMBO is happy, her...
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    Re: Richtersberg Campsite

    Not sure of where the Spar is. It was next to Vespetti restaurant[/QUOTE]

    OK got it. Still there but fenced off now. Itís used for small gatherings and such like. For future travellers, I doubt...
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    Hi Francis, yes accident on horseshoe bend . They cleared it fairly quickly and being a stranger in town I thought it best to just sit and look at the mountains and grass. We donít see a lot of...
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    Running late so went the ďGarmin fastest routeĒ. Making good time until I met up with a traffic jam going into Sir Lowreys pass😩

    Oh well, itís a pretty enough place to get delayed.
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    Hi, I'm traveling down to Hermanus on Monday. Thought I'd take the scenic route rather than driving through Cape Town.

    Google maps says the R43 has limitations and or restrictions.

    Am I likely...
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    Re: Richtersberg Campsite

    @shfish. We have a bit of a challenge with illegal diamond diggers and with it an uptick in petty crime although nothing like you see in the metropolitan areas.

    If you are stuck or really...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Ian, this is a vaccinated post. It proves it works, there will be no mention of you what or you know who ;D

    Short update from yesterday. First the GPS coordinates were wrong. Although they show...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Hi RobS. Itís unlikely that you would get to the cameras even with GPS locations. They are on Alexkor diamond property , SANP protected areas or well off the beaten track.

    However if you have...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Stan, in keeping with an increasing trend on the Forum of members seeking irrefutable proof or peer reviewed evidence on just about any statement, comment or general opinion posted by others I have...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Next episode is coming to a browser soon ;D
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    Re: Security camera/trail camera?

    Just be careful with what you buy. I recently finished a series of tests using trail cameras that were being deployed for exactly what you are looking at.

    3 things to watch out for.
    trigger...
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    I ďfoundĒ Dr Peter Apps on a Facebook forum. His work on predator conflict management makes for interesting and exciting reading. Seems like there may well be a win win scenario developing.

    The...
  21. Re: Weather warning for the Northern Wes Kus

    4 days of hot east wind with plenty of sand blowing around, thankfully not the apocalyptic sand storms that were forecast.

    Jaeger Defender tucked up in the garage for now. If I need to go out I'm...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    It's been very much and up and a down month with more down than up.

    To begin with I've had to pull my cameras out of the Kleinsee seal colony. Mine security are having a battle with illegal...
  23. Weather warning for the Northern Wes Kus

    Posted on FB by one of the SANP rangers. Be careful if you are travelling out this way during the week.

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    Re: Springbok - Caravan Storage

    Hi PRA

    Thanks for the PM with size details. It will fit in my front yard so no problem there.

    As far as roads are concerned it really is the luck of the draw. Route from Port Nolloth to...
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    Re: Springbok - Caravan Storage

    Hi PRA,

    Does Port Nolloth count as ďsurroundsĒ If so I can probably host your caravan in my garden but need to know dimensions
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    Re: Elephants in the KNP

    Heck of an interesting thread with some really good inputs. Thanks for starting it Del.

    I was fortunate to listen in to a webinar given by Ian Whyte, he spoke about his life in KNP and towards...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Thanks for the kind words Stan and Ian. I've certainly been fortunate to have met some, really knowledgeable folk who have supported my interest in Brownies.

    You know you're getting old when,...
  28. Re: Southern Richtersveld Long Weekend Trip

    Hi Merwe, great pics as always. It sounds like you might have caught Port Nolloth on an off day though ;D

    Next time youíre in town let me know, Iíll show you the parts the tourists donít get to...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    They say time flies when you're having fun. I guess I'm suffering from an overdose of it because the weeks are simply flying by. However, its not been all good news this last month.

    Aesir, not...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    It's been a quiet couple of weeks out here on the Wes Kus.

    In between testing cameras on a salt pan in 36 degrees of heat, watch local diamond prospectors hoping they get lucky before their...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Old habits die hard. I see in my last post I said I would update this thread over the weekend. Luckily for me, after 40 odd years of working in IT service delivery, I have mastered the art of saying...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Ian, I wasnít going to say anything in case I jinxed things but...

    My 5th tonsil tickling COVID19 swab came back negative this morning, in just over 35 hours.

    Really impressed with Pathlabs,...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    That's an impressive looking security box there JFH.

    Maybe I need to contract you to help out on the project. With two seal colony sites opened up my boxes are going to rust quicker than a...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    And an even shorter video of a Jackal. Not the most exiting video but I enjoyed the lighting, at least on my iPhone it looked good ;)

    Its becoming a habit, lying flat on my belly taking pictures...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Another short Ebay video of a Brownie walking through the ruins


    https://youtu.be/6DFQMO8V55Q
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