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Jakals

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Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 10:25am

Atlantis dunes with Team offroad

The early morning wake up call, laying in anticipation of the day that lay ahead was all that was needed to jump out of bed, grab the gear and head out to the sand dunes of Atlantis, just 40km out of Cape Town for sand driving training and techniques with Team offroad. We met up at the gate, 8am to receive our permits and to share our latest gadget upgrades, mods and performance enhancements done to our pride and joy's also indulging in the trips done and experience gained since we last were together for 4x4 training in November. Now we were ready to hit the sand but Thys had an trick up his sleeve. He said "kerrels, ons gaan nie nou bande af blaas nie" and I thought what, how are we suppose to drive on the sand without deflating our tyres ?( It was only after experiencing the difference between hard tyres on sand and the difficulty to go with that, and deflated tyres on sand that I realized this was our first and valuable lesson of driving on sand. I was astounded at the difference's. :golly:

As the morning progressed we drove around on the sand flats and met up with our first dune "speed bump"... Thys and Riaan shared their expertise with us as how to approach the dune and how to get over it. The safety briefing was very important and very valuable as I could understand what would happen if you did not take the steps of seeing what was on the other side of that dune...as Thys say's "al wat jy sien is bonnet en blou lug" you cannot see what is coming from the other side or what lies beyond the top. Make sure of your surroundings :search: ...


It was funny to see us trying to climb our first dune and misinterpreting the hight and our momentum to do so. Also I found out the hard way why it is preferred to not have the nudge bar or standard bumper... :lol:
We eventually made it over and progressed to the higher dunes, growing ever so more in confidence we climbed bigger and bigger dunes until we reached that place where you just let go and feel as Thys said "that inner child coming out in you" Then we reached "THE PIT" After explaining to us that the Pit is usually much worse than it is today, I thought well with that being said I will go first into the pit and climb out of it without ease, no problem...en dis toe ek op my bek val :nono: After failing to get to the top of "Mount doom" I decided to take an easier way out but took the wrong line and angle up the dune and almost at the top...daar is hy nou, nou sit ek op my pens...vas in die sand. My naam is nou tottie :rofl: This brought me back to earth very quickly


Now having had a look at my situation we started digging from underneath en dis net sand oorals...Then a miracle happened...a Jeep appeared out of nowhere and pulled me out of "Hells hole" There was elation all around...for the first time I experienced what it feels like to be rescued, it is a conflicting but rewarding feeling. Ek het nuwe respek vir n Jeep gekry. This was a very good lesson to learn and an experience that I will never forget. If this did not happen to me I would have not know how to deal with the situation calmly and effectively with the guidance of Thys and Riaan. With the experience of the guy's from Team offroad it was over in a jiffy but not forgotten.


I say it again, it is always a pleasure and a good feeling having a day out with good guidance and good friends.


A GREAT DAY I WILL NEVER FORGET





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Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 10:29am

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Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 10:33am

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Nice foto's
Dit lyk vrek lekker

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Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 10:54am

Nice report!!! Dankie jakals
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Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 11:03am

Pretoria wens vir sulke sand walle....dit lyk vrek lekker

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Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 1:06pm

Dit lyk nou lekker. Baie nice fotos Jakals

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Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 3:01pm

Baie dankie ounes. Dit was beslis n wonderlike dag uit

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Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 3:17pm

Jakals, as julle hom weer ry, se vir Thys hy moet jou na "bad prop" toe vat :vain:

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Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 3:36pm

Dit klink sommer soos n plek waar jy nooit ooit weer sal uit kan kom nie :fie:

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Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 4:50pm

Jaques it is good to hear you had a great time. Judging by the
Dit klink sommer soos n plek waar jy nooit ooit weer sal uit kan kom nie :fie:

Good to hea ryou had a great time Jaques. Judging by the size of your eyes when you were stuck on the dune I guess it took a while to get the stains out of the seats.. :D

Daai gat waar jy op jou bek geval het was die badprop... Thanks vir die fotos.. :thumbsup:
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Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 6:05pm

Ek is nou so lus......

Kapenaar moet ons maar nooi.... :thumbsup:

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Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 6:52pm

Allen, as jy gaan, gaan ek saam!!! Maak sommer 'n konvooi hier af! Dan sleep ons vi thys saam dat hy ons al die spots gaan wys
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Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 10:46pm

Allen, as jy gaan, gaan ek saam!!! Maak sommer 'n konvooi hier af! Dan sleep ons vi thys saam dat hy ons al die spots gaan wys



Nou praat jy!

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Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 7:42am

Dit klink baie lekker!


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Allen, as jy gaan, gaan ek saam!!! Maak sommer 'n konvooi hier af! Dan sleep ons vi thys saam dat hy ons al die spots gaan wys


Ek kry julle daar haha

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Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 7:55am

Die manne van PTA, Gauteng, en moet nie die Oos kaapse ouens vergeet nie...julle is altyd welkom hier by ons in die Kaap. Hier is altyd goeie wyn, en dit beteken brandewyn ook Grobies(KWV), goeie vriende en baie hout vir braai. Laai daai FT's en kom se hello :beer:

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Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 8:01am

Dink ons moet so iets reel!!!
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Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 8:02am

Op een voorwaarde, dan moet julle hier kom kuier, dan vat ons julle biki Moegatle toe!!!
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Dink ons moet so iets reel!!!


Eks in. Ek gaan hoekal die Dec Kaap se kant toe haha

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Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 11:36am

Hier is nog so paar foto's wat ek gister aand ontvang het. Daai outjie het mooi vas gesit
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