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    Blue moon at Hlaro - the magic of Gonarezhou – Place of the Elephants - 08-2015

    Hi Lazz, great that you'll be at Chilo in December. Where are you based.? Water will probably be up by then. We had no border hassles via Pafuri, other than being a bit slow and tedious, even though we were the only customers on the way in and out! That's four border posts in all: SA to Moz...
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    Blue moon at Hlaro - the magic of Gonarezhou – Place of the Elephants - 08-2015

    Part 3 Crossing the Save River (pronounced Savé) The beautiful Chilo Lodge overlooking the Save River. Runde Gorge near Chipinda Pools, another great campsite for the future. Back in Kruger we saw this huge tusker And an ambidexterous Buffalo
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    Blue moon at Hlaro - the magic of Gonarezhou – Place of the Elephants - 08-2015

    Part 2 Rob and Di baking bread at Hlaro. We had three nights at Hlaro. So plenty of time to explore the Cholojo Cliffs and surrounds and enjoy seeing the Vereaux's Eagle soaring at our eye level. Over lunch this breeding herd crossed the Runde gracefully at the Bopomela Causeway. Our low...
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    Blue moon at Hlaro - the magic of Gonarezhou – Place of the Elephants - 08-2015

    Many of you are familiar with this region. And Ken you will remember Johan from our previous trips. Enjoy! :icon-biggrin: Our second trip to Gonarezhou (GRZ), Zimbabwe – once in a blue moon [which we experienced], only strengthened our resolve to visit again at the earliest opportunity. This...
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    Who is doing what maintenance today?

    Just 'serviced' the roof-rack and re-installed it; as well as jerries with new locking system. Also added the LED flood: forward looking for game, and rearward as a work- or reverse light. :icon-wink: - folds away for heavy bush driving. This in preparation for our Gonarezhou trip in July.
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    Howzit

    Howzit Owen, welcome! That's a nice rig you have there? Whereabouts in ZA are you? I'm in Fourways.
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    80 Series resurrection.

    I am in awe Chris - the project, your workshop and your capabilities. Keep up the good work, looking really good :)
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    Mammoth Moth

    "Look at this black mamba I got sent the other day." Stu, this has to be photshopped.:violin: The fence posts are about 6 feet apart - making this 'mamba' about 18 feet long. I don't think so !
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    Morocco October 2015

    Chris, that's a really nice logo. Must say I've never been on a trip that develops a logo, terrific ! :cool: Re title, I was thinking "A-Marok-O" :crazy: Ok well it is Africa .... The traditional approach is also always good: How about 2015 المملكة المغربية [source...
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    Pilot sucide

    BTW I find the ad here [photo actually] about fat and pork belly revolting !!! Perhaps you guys get different visuals over there?
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    Pilot sucide

    Ja, was just reading this: http://traveller24.news24.com/News/Flights/Chilling-recording-of-the-last-10-minutes-on-Germanwings-flight-released-20150507 very very sad. so many people. as you say rather just drive into a bridge if you're so inclined. Gary, I will drive your supplies up once or...
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    3F improving fuel consumption tips and tricks?

    And of course as Rosco says everything follows from the basics - such as electronic ignition, ported head, proper exhaust branch, carb tuning, advanced ignition timing [12 degrees], tyre pressures... - for starters... but yes it's not easy !!!
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    3F improving fuel consumption tips and tricks?

    Ja boet! What to do. Since I bought bought mine here in RSA in 2008 the fuel price has more than doubled. Of necessity I bought a Kia Picanto platcar 1100 just for daily commute. So between trips I run the Cruiser to the shops on the weekends [so sad]. Yes, subscribed. 6 km/L is very hectic ...
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    Another Day in Africa: TR: A short break in a bush-paradise. 04-2015

    Just to keep your appetites for Africa whetted: :cool:friends invited us to spend this past long weekend [Mon 27 April = Freedom Day] with them at their Ingwelala hide-away adjacent to the Kruger National Park. There are many of these private properties bordering on Kruger, all fences down, so...
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