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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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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Looks like an all-round bad year is going to end on a high note for me.

    4 Cameras deployed on Alexkor property at The Cliffs and already a positive result and, DEFF have issued a new permit for...
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    Re: Namibia border December 2020

    Just a word of caution. I found out on Friday why I never received my CV19 test results. Pathcare captured my email address incorrectly, as far as they were concerned they ran the test and sent an...
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    Re: Namibia border December 2020

    I was in Luderitz last week. Went to Pathcare on Thursday after telephoning and confirming I would get results for crossing back to RSA on Saturday. I'm still waiting for those results.

    on the...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    A short update but hopefully some interesting days ahead.

    After more than a year of keeping quiet I can finally talk about my first adventure in Bakers Bay back in 2018 /2019. The full story will...
  10. Re: Ga-Ma "trail" on Klein Pella, Northern Cape for the adventurous

    Bex, that takes the meaning of the phrase "a labour of love" to a whole new level.

    Fascinating watching the way you clear the track. In fast forward mode it looks real easy, in normal speed I can...
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    Defender Re: Coolant leak

    Hi Neila did you find the problem?
  12. Re: hippopotamus-caught-in-a-massive-cable-snare-in-maputo-special-reserve

    Thanks for posting, that makes for interesting reading on so many levels not least of all the tongue being the only available muscle for the antidote. Good news :D
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    There's an old saying "It never rains, it pours", usually associated with a run of bad luck. Well in this instance it's the polar opposite.

    Both Alexkor and now De Beers / DEFF have opened up...
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    Re: Unexplained seal pup deaths in Namibia

    The attached image is from Luderitz Marine Research FB page. They are also looking into other seal colonies.

    I was at The Cliffs seal colony last week, 25 kms north of Port Nolloth, and did not...
  15. Re: Looking for budget Christmas gift trail camera

    Jfh a lot depends on what Swambolite wants to do with the camera trap and her expectations of picture quality. Thereís plenty of units available in that price range but, trigger speed and recovery...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Where did September go?

    One day itís the middle of winter then along comes Spring and now the town is starting to put its best face on ready for the mass inflow of Christmas holiday makers. Well,...
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    Re: You never know what's out there

    Juno😁
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    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 Iím 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...
  23. Re: first confirmed corona cases, travel ban in effect.

    That's great! Thanks AboutAfrica:)
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    Thanks for the post AboutAfrica. I checked the web site but donít 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,...
  33. 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 ó 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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