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    Ons kamp nou al vir so drie jaar langs die Vaaldam naby Oranjeville in 3 ou karavane wat permanent daar staan en wag vir ons. Daar is nie water of krag nie en ons moet met alles vir onsself sorg.
    Dis nou weer sulke tyd - ons pak vandag die gennie en die Engel met ‘n paar stukkies vleis, en dan nog bykomstige kossies in blikkies en so aan, ook nog ‘n paar botteltjies met belangrike “medikamente”, jy weet mos, daardie soort wat ‘n mens se gemoedstoestand deurentyd moet reghou ….
    More oggend net vinnig water en olie en banddruk nagaan en weg is ons.
    Sal sommer ook kyk of die slagter in Oranjeville weer vir ons ‘n skaapafval of twee het.
    Is daar nog lede wat by die Vaaldam kamp ? - dis lekker naby vir die Gauteng ouens ….vertel ‘n bietjie.
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    Terug na ‘n week, en moenie dink ons het net daar langs die dam gaan sit en sleg word nie – daar is drie karavane wat moes verskuif word na ‘n “nuwe” staanplek, met ‘n sinktoilet en ‘water on tap’ ook nogal ! Die woonwaens het omtrent plat op hulle pense gelê en dis nogal ‘ gespook om hulle op te tel sonder ‘n “trolley jack”. …. die nuwe plekke moes ook eers ge-‘level’ word

    Dit was nietemin lekker om weer weg te wees van blaffende honde, raserige musiek, vliegtuie, gillende mense – party mense sal mos vir mekaar skree al staan hulle net armlengte van mekaar af – en die beste was om van die ge-blêr van die taxis af weg te wees, rustig, rustig,


    Ek het my skaapafval ook saamgebring soek nou net ‘n lekker geleentheid om hom te 'gebruik'.
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    Die dam is amper vol - 95.4 % - en ek gaan dit nie mis nie.

    Die Honda Platkar sal doen vir die naweek, vertrek more oggend 4 uur, net met die heel nodigste proviant.

    Ons wil sommer ook sien hoeveel van die bloekombome nog staan nadat die alwetende hoog-wyse waterkenners daar boom gesaag het - hoop hulle het darem so 'n ietsie van 'n skaduweetjie gelos.
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    My folks stay in Denysville. Spoke to them this morning, they also comented about the dam being nearly 100%. My dad recons at the current rate it might even overflow soon. Apparently they pipe water in now from some other water scheme and have given assurance it will never fall below (i think he said ?) 75% ?

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    I hope it doesn't overflow again. A few years back they opened 20+ sluice gates and my Vaal River Cottage here at Orkney was over 2 metres deep in water. We paddled a canoe inside the lounge.


    And each time they say it will never happen again. But it does...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Family_Dog View Post
    I hope it doesn't overflow again. A few years back they opened 20+ sluice gates and my Vaal River Cottage here at Orkney was over 2 metres deep in water. We paddled a canoe inside the lounge.
    And each time they say it will never happen again. But it does...
    -F_D
    I think they can draw water from Katse, through Liebenbergsvlei, also Wilge river, also Sterkfontein dam ??

    The trick to control dam levels and all that is quite tricky - don't take their word for anything they claim about control of water levels.
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    Hi Johan,

    Ek beny julle! Julle moet die naweek geniet.

    Gert.
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    Dankie Gert, ons is terug - die dam loop nog nie oor nie maar is seker nou so naby daaraan as wat demmit aan 'n vloekwoord is.

    Vanoggend op pad terug by die wal verby kon ek iets sien wat na spatsels bo-oor die wal kan lyk. Rand Water se website is agter met laasweek se syfers, 95,4% dink ek.

    Maar wat 'n gesig om so baie water te sien, dis of die water jou teen jou kampplek wil vaskeer, en ek het nie 'n enkele dooie vis gesien nie.
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    Foto's van terwyl hy oorloop .

    Hierdie website het al die damme http://www.ewisa.co.za/misc/Dams/
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    Rand water se die vaal dam is nou 99.4% vol

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    Dankie Jacques,
    en as die Vaaldam, en die Gariepdam, en die Vanderkloofdam en die Bloemhofdam almal vol is gaan al die oorloopwater oor die Augrabies waterval ...

    .... en dis iets om te sien !!
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    Die Dam is net spesiaal.

    Desember 2009 het reen gebring, en wind, en reen, en stormweer ... nie 'n enkele dag sonder reen nie !

    En die bure was oulik,

    party het 'ernstig' in die water vergadering oor 'n glasie wyn gehad,

    Swambo het ernstig aan 'n tent gewerk,

    en ons het selfs 'n vis persent gekry !
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    Hey Johan, I was beginning to wonder where you'd got to! Now I can see that you had a good excuse for being off the forum for a bit. Happy new year to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeAG View Post
    Hey Johan, I was beginning to wonder where you'd got to! Now I can see that you had a good excuse for being off the forum for a bit. Happy new year to you.
    Mike
    Thanks Mike, 2u2 a happy new year.
    To catch up on three weeks' absence from the forum is quite a job, especially when you also have to unpack and try to dry some soaked tents, and offload and post some pictures - the dam is marvelous like always, just, this time not a single day had passed without rain - not complaining though.
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    Oom Johan daai lyk meer soos glasies BARREWYN wat die manne nuttig,dis n baie mooi foto van die reen tussen die bome.

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    Oom Johan dit lyk nou regtig lekker!
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