River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Post by Herrie » 14 Aug 2015 09:03

Mooi voël fotos ook! :thumbup:
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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Post by ricster » 14 Aug 2015 09:10

Tick bites???.... Alex, you clearly did not drink enough in the evenings.....hahaha.... Red wine is not the preferred favorite of the ticks
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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Post by Tinus lotz » 14 Aug 2015 09:14

Me thinks its him and ben in that broke back mountain tent. .......lol :rolling:

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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Post by bogeyman » 14 Aug 2015 09:20

Alex,
I get bitten so much , the ticks get sick when they bite me :rolling:

Symptoms usually start with slight fever , headache and a stiffness in the neck muscles similar to onset of malaria.
Tick bite fever is not bad and lasts a couple of days , but tick fever(yes , there are 2) is more serious and can get you in hospital.
They also leave parasites in your body that is difficult to get rid of.

Worst are those pesky pepper ticks that are too small to see. They bite and run. When bite 1 starts itching , it is already at bite 4.
Only good thing about ticks is when you have to ask somebody (hopefully your wife :surprised: ) to help you find them..... :blonde:

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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Post by ricster » 14 Aug 2015 09:42

hahahaha.... so finding them an be fun??? :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:
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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Post by Alex Roux » 14 Aug 2015 10:29

Herrie wrote:Mooi voel fotos ook! :thumbup:
Die bruin slangarend het ek gesien by die begin punt van die Klein Letaba. Heelwat later kom Piet verby, toe sit hy lykmy nogsteeds daar
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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Post by Alex Roux » 14 Aug 2015 12:54

ricster wrote:Tick bites???.... Alex, you clearly did not drink enough in the evenings.....hahaha.... Red wine is not the preferred favorite of the ticks
As far as empirical evidence can go, I can positively confirm that red wine is most definitely not a tick bite deterrent!
Tinus lotz wrote:Me thinks its him and ben in that broke back mountain tent. .......lol :rolling:
Just for the record, we were in seperate tents!

Thanks for the advice, Christo.
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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Post by Peter Connan » 14 Aug 2015 15:35

...Continued
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Mag ons ons kenniskry met lekkerkry aanhoukry.

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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Post by Peter Connan » 14 Aug 2015 15:49

Eventually we made it through. By this time it was 11h00, and we were rather famished, so we swallowed a fast meal.
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Not much further, we found the other guys having a far more ornate and complex lunch. Thanks for the burgers Graham!
Since a number of guys had left for home already, we realized that this was probably our last opportunity to get a reasonable gruop photo.
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We then carried on with the intention of finding a campsite reasonably close to Giyani, but the locals in that area have comprehensively mined (read "destroyed") the river, and so we turned around and came back part of the way.

In the mean time though, some of the guys had found a pretty large waterhole and decided to have some fun. This seems to have gotten out of hand a little, culminating in the death of David's 4.2 TDI. Unfortunately I have no photos of this, so if somebody could contribute a few, I would appreciate it.
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Re: River trip 6 tot 10 aug 2015

Post by Stefan » 14 Aug 2015 21:40

Thanks for the trip-report Piet - sounds epic!

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