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I meant to say in last blog there were no photos of the animals we saw that was because, although we went out on an evening game drive, we were also going out on a morning drive the following day; but, it has blowing a gale and the rain was coming down sideways.
It worked out well in the end because it meant we could have an early start to the drive towards Bloemfontein. We were attempting to get about 400 miles that day to a place called Gariep Dam on the Orange river on ...
... De Wet's bike - coffee from my flask, biltong from Maree and fruit sweets from Rossouw and we were off - dirt road to Kenhardt - photos taken for Matts friend Wian - filled up with fuel - then on a beautiful tar road to Keimoes passed stunning vineyards - 40km further we got to Upington - luxury Bed and Breakfast at R450 per person - Rossouw and myself sharing - supper at a Irish pub down the ...
We were up at 5am to start the drive to the South African and Namibian border. As most of the mornings were early starts, we all got into a routine of sleeping on the truck - more than in our tents. Our campsite was next to the Orange River (or Gariep River). Here, we jumped into the river for a swim and to cool off. Tom made friends with the local labrador who wanted to play tug of war. The golden dog stood on the platform and pulled on one ...
... so the owners, who we know well, asked if their tenants could stay in our unit for a couple of weeks while we were away. This suddenly meant that we had a fair bit of tidying up to do before we left. This was not helped when Eddie, our 19-month old grandson was sent home from kindy after a bout of diarrhoea two days before we left, and as his mum had some lectures she couldn't miss, we minded him. Unfortunately he could mess up the unit faster than we could ...
22nd Jan I spent some time today in another one of the packhouses here on the farm. Although the packhouses are all much the same, they are one of the most important places within the business and so a lot of attention is focused on ensuring all is perfect. We looked at the results of a trial they have been doing on the farm where each bunch of grapes is sealed in its own bag when on the vine in order to protect it from rain. The grapes are ...