West Coast Easter weekend trip

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West Coast Easter weekend trip

Post by Nino62 » 05 Apr 2013 17:42

Groenrivier and southwards - PART 1

Well... suffice it to say, the weather was a "little" windy and chilly this past Easter weekend (nothing a little sherry couldn't ease) along the West Coast.

The "NEW" Patrol worked to perfection :woo: (barring the minor niggles (still to be sorted out by the "wayward Nissan Dealer".
I couldn't have been happier with my new Troll :blonde:

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Here...the tar roads ends .... for the next 4days :-)
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A communal braai was the order, at the end of the day, with campfire-talk, laughs and good scary tales for the younger ones .... :lol:
Quite a few mussel-pots were cooked on the first evening (Friday 29th March, that turned out to be the "warmest and driest" night... from the 2nd day on, the wind mounted-a-rally and there was rain almost all Sunday and Monday, with the occasional fall, throughout Saturday.
The end of the outing culminated in a "REAL" seafood chow-down at Lamberts Bay harbour restaurant.

Looking forward to the next West Coast outing .... even with no running water, no ablution block, no electricity and no shops nor cellphone reception .... :biggrin:
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Re: West Coast Easter weekend trip

Post by Nino62 » 05 Apr 2013 17:47

Groenrivier and southwards - PART 2
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Here's to the next 4x4 trip Good views, company & a good vehicle, can't be beaten - custom frnt & rear bumper+winch,TJM snorkel, susp. & steer. upgrade, Air Springs, front locker, FR roof rack+HM RTT+add a room+awn, drawer sys, XT120 +TTT

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Re: West Coast Easter weekend trip

Post by Jules » 05 Apr 2013 18:30

Great stuff, glad your Lorrie is sorted that you could have enjoyed the trip up west coast, please do fit an EGT as the members have recommended. Some great sunsets you guys enjoyed there, wish we could experience sunsets like that here on the east coast

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Re: West Coast Easter weekend trip

Post by David » 06 Apr 2013 06:35

Nino62 wrote: .... even with no running water, no ablution block, no electricity and no shops nor cellphone reception .... :biggrin:
Nice - I agree - everything you need for a nice trip :lol: Definitely on my 'To do' list for trips :thumbup:
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Re: West Coast Easter weekend trip

Post by Jorrie » 06 Apr 2013 14:44

Thanks for the nice photos!! :thumbup:
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Re: West Coast Easter weekend trip

Post by Nino62 » 06 Apr 2013 16:46

Hi Patrolers,

Thanks for the replies. It was a really good experience to make-do, with what you bring yourself, and a good learning-curve for future overlanding outings, where one has to be totally self sufficient.

My wife & I learnt what items we need to bring for the next trip, and the items that are space and weight WASTERS.... :think:

Thanks Jules for the reminder to get the EGT gauge fitted as well ... :salute:

Next outing is later this month to Pearly Beach, and hopefully, Botswana in June ... :wink:
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Re: West Coast Easter weekend trip

Post by Jorrie » 06 Apr 2013 17:43

Did'nt take long to get hooked, did it? :biggrin: :biggrin: :salute:
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Re: West Coast Easter weekend trip

Post by Peter Connan » 06 Apr 2013 18:04

Nice thanks Nino!

Some beautiful sunset pics.
Mag ons ons kenniskry met lekkerkry aanhoukry.

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Re: West Coast Easter weekend trip

Post by Tinus lotz » 07 Apr 2013 00:54

Nice man!!!!! Very nice pics!!!!!

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Re: West Coast Easter weekend trip

Post by Mark Greenhill » 07 Apr 2013 11:07

Very Nice, great Patrol and great Pic's
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