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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Juno😁
  2. Re: MediaRelease: Kingsley Holgate and the New Defender hit the road again

    Is there a route plan with dates anywhere? If they are visiting every lighthouse on the west coast that means a stop over just down the road from me in Port Nolloth. About the only chance I’m likely...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Lock down level 6 blues or that's what it's starting to feel like. With Aesir still confined to 5 minute walks twice a day and then on a lead. "What's a lead" he asked?

    New puppy duties, do you...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Hi RodS

    according to http://pza.sanbi.org/harveya-squamosa

    The plant is a Harveya squamosa. A strange root parasite, commonly seen with the whole plant coloured a glorious red to orange or,...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    When one gets to the ripe old age of 67 its not a good thing to wish away the days. This last month though has been one of those months that you wouldn't wish on your enemy.

    It started well...
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    Re: Port Noloth camping

    Hi David&Heather.

    As far as I know the only "formal" camping grounds in and around Port Nolloth are the municipal run caravan and camping site in Mcdougals bay, although there are plenty of self...
  7. Re: first confirmed corona cases, travel ban in effect.

    That's great! Thanks AboutAfrica:)
  8. Re: first confirmed corona cases, travel ban in effect.

    Thanks for the post AboutAfrica. I checked the web site but don’t see this document. Do you have a pdf copy you could post , it might help a friend who is trying to get into Nam for her PHD project
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Hi Paul, Ingrid who is my "contact" into the world of hyena conservation is busy in Germany working on a wolf / human conflict challenge so I don't get to chat to her as often as I used to. I think...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Agree with you Ian, the world is not a happy place at the moment, even tensions on The Forum are rising at a faster pace than a feeding frenzy at the PPE trough. Happily those found guilty by the...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Thanks Landyandy. Just be careful though. Like alcohol and cigarettes they can become addictive but, I suspect even Madam Zol would be hard pressed to find a reason to ban them ;D

    What brand /...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Up until a year or so ago we were pretty much exempt from load shedding. The line that supplies Port Nolloth was also supplying Namibia I'm told. Eskom changed that and now we suffer with the rest of...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    My first thought was also a riverine rabbit, got quiet excited about possibly finding a new clan of the little critters. Made contact with the RR specialists and they very helpfully pointed out the...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    East wind blowing out on the Wes Kus which means soaring temperatures and blue skies.

    Just the sort of day to hide in the garage and carry out an oil change on Jaeger Defender.

    Holding thumbs...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    And here's the star crossed lovers or maybe they are self quarantining ;D


    https://youtu.be/SzRqOHKn4aU
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    And so we find ourselves well into lock down level 3 and as the saying goes "the more things change the more things stay the same".

    Be it the news, radio or the well informed forum subsection,...
  17. Re: When can we go camping 4x4ing again? Or even camping?

    If you drive a Defender, like I do, any time after 1st June.

    The exercise part, allowed anytime under level 3, comes in when you have to push him home 😂😂😂
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    Re: Trip Report — Strange days, empty land.

    Now that's rubbing salt into wounds ;D Good luck, will be interesting to see what you find
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Thanks for the additional pic and story KimballR. In my time out on teh Wes Kus I think I've seen one leopard and that was from a distance with no camera to hand! I see you are fortunate enough to be...
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    Re: Trip Report — Strange days, empty land.

    Just what the doctored ordered even if it increases the itch every tine I look at Jaeger Defender.

    Great pics and I can hear The Doors playing behind each one.

    One day sanity will return and...
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    Re: Leopard kill, Orange River

    Ha Ha, yes they are a bit of a pet project for me.

    Retired to Port Nolloth back in 2016 and started a small Brown hyena research project to keep me out of mischief and from under SWAMBO's feet.
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    Re: Leopard kill, Orange River

    Some stunning images there KimballR, thanks for sharing.

    Living out on the Wes Kus definitely has its advantages. Social distancing really isn't an issue for us ;D

    I'm just south of the river...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Thanks for the kind words guys. Still early days but I can at least think of Eos without floods of tears now. That the trouble with dogs, they become a part of your life and invariably go too soon.
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Today was a sad day on the Wes Kus.

    Eos, one of my two German Shepherds, has been battling with an illness these last few weeks. Several visits to the vet had been unable to resolve the problem...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Hi Ian, not quite but some times it sure feels like it.

    I was going to draft a short update but as is often the case when I sit in front of a keyboard my fingers run away with my brain. Result?...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Day 1 done and dusted, although reading the various Covid threads and watching the news channels it looks like, as Robert Burns wrote, "The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry" or for any...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    So there I am walking through the veld, catching up on that's happening with "The Virus". Stock market crashes, bounces, falls and bounces again, maybe there's life in the markets after all....
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Hi Ian, you'll be pleased to know that out here on the Wes Kus we are blissfully corona virus free, at least for now.

    Been a couple of scare stories floating around on local whatsapp groups but...
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    Re: Is this it?

    Keeping well BruceT, retirement suits me. Very few farmers out this way who would be considering a new or an old Defender right about now. Other than myself the others all belong to local towns folk...
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    Hi BruceT, you clearly didn’t make it to Port Nolloth, last count we have 6 Defenders in town, one of which pulled a D4 and a LC out of the sand on Thursday 😁😁😁
  31. Re: Accommodation and supplies information please - Alexander Bay

    The local municipality camp site, its in Mcdougalls Bay. Peak season, December, it's extremely crowded, outside of season there's plenty of gaps between occupied sites. I've never stayed there and it...
  32. Re: Accommodation and supplies information please - Alexander Bay

    wagtail, I'm an ex Pom that ran away to Port Nolloth, if you're in the area with time on your hands drop me a PM. Would be good to catch up on what's been happening in the U.K. since I escaped;D
  33. Re: Accommodation and supplies information please - Alexander Bay

    Have to agree with most of that except for the closed off bit;D

    There is a garage and a small not well stocked spar in Abay but Oranjemund has a bigger better stocked spar, a woolworths AND...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Nearly 4 years of being out on the Wes Kus and I discover a new beach just south of McDougalls Bay. Locally known as Langstrand and it would seem to be as well used as Still Bay to the north of me....
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    And we're back as they say from the commentary box. Nearly four years down the line and I finally get a Brown hyena trigger in daylight and it pastes in front of the camera. What more could a poor...
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