Dune -pic

Submitted: Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 07:38
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The pic below did not come out all that well because I scanned it from my print database. The pic was taken in 1984 at the front of one of the highest dunes in the world at Sossusvlei, Namib Desert, Namibia( west coast of Africa ). I had to drop my wife, Judith, off about one kilometre away so that she could fit the dune and myself and the Suzuki into the frame.

The local Namib Desert Fishing Club(they actually drive acros the dunes to get to the coast to fish) took three days to winch three Toyotas up the back of this dune. Then it was a very scary slide down to the bottom as the dune is incredibly steep. They took heaps of photos and then sent them off to Toyota HQ in Japan. A reply came back saying thanks for the pic but one can do anything with trick photography these days!!!

Two days prior to reaching this dune we were caught in a sandstorm. In very poor visibilty I saw what I thought was some farm ruins and drove to look for shelter. At the back of the buildings I found a Unimog and on knocking on the door found a hunter and his helper cutting up a Gemsbok(Oryx). He was a likeable fellow and invited us in. We saw the storm out, stayed two days and drank most of his whiskey. Every couple of hours the workman had to shovel the sand, which had blown in under the door, in to a wheelbarrow and take it to the leeway side, out of the house. We slept on a bed that was covered in sand. Quite an adventure.

Cheers,

Willem Move over Big Red..this is a dune!
320 metre sand dune, Sossusvlei,Namibia
(note myself and Suzuki in foreground)
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Reply By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 07:53

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 07:53
That sure is a lot of sand...is that you...the speck in the front? Great story..

LynLife - Live it , Love it !





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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 07:59

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 07:59
Normally I am lifesize...but in this pic I am just a speck...hahahahaha

Cheers,

WillemMove over Big Red..this is a dune!
320 metre sand dune, Sossusvlei,Namibia
(note myself and Suzuki in foreground)
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 08:01

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 08:01
larger than life...xxLife - Live it , Love it !





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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 10:20

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 10:20
I thought that speck was one of those thorny devil creatures BEAM ME UP SCOTTY


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Ray
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 10:31

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 10:31
could be..some sort of devil anyway...hahhahahaLife - Live it , Love it !





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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 10:46

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 10:46
Yes. There may be a devil in de skys in that photo BEAM ME UP SCOTTY


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Ray
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 11:00

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 11:00
Ray...lol..yes definitely...ahhahaLife - Live it , Love it !





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Follow Up By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 12:52

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 12:52
Ray, and sometimes he's "T"hornyDare to Lead not to Follow
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 12:59

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 12:59
Des...how do you know?Life - Live it , Love it !





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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 19:42

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 19:42
I managed to enlarge you to near life size again Willem

Willem enlarged
2001 Landcruiser 100S Turbo Diesel
"We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing"
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 19:48

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 19:48
ahh..you've met Willem then Andrew...

LynLife - Live it , Love it !





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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 19:51

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 19:51
Andrew...you are a sad case. No wonder the world is in such turmoil....Move over Big Red..this is a dune!
320 metre sand dune, Sossusvlei,Namibia
(note myself and Suzuki in foreground)
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 19:57

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 19:57
Willem - you sound just like my wife.
Lyn - Now I know why you were so nice to him. I bet your thinking, "If I was 70 years younger........"2001 Landcruiser 100S Turbo Diesel
"We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing"
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 19:59

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 19:59
Damn! the man is physic as well. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lyn
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 20:22

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 20:22
that should read psychic...what can i say I've become forgetful in my dotage....Life - Live it , Love it !





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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 20:26

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 20:26
I thought you mis-spelt because you were holding up your computer with Willie's image and singing, "Lets get physical"2001 Landcruiser 100S Turbo Diesel
"We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing"
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 20:30

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 20:30
you ARE psychic !!

I had better turn Livvy down..what will the neighbours think..and there's a noise curfew in the home too.....Life - Live it , Love it !





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Reply By: Member - JohnR - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 08:26

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 08:26
Willem, forgive me but the pic that comes up for me to see is looks remakably like the front of your Nissan with the bull light......... and the one with the trailer with the other shot. Has everyone else got a different pic?Regards

JohnR - Not enough of the right travelling, some here..... some over there.......
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 08:41

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 08:41
Hi John

when I click on the dune pic..I see an enlarged sand dune with a little speck at the front...and the other pic is Rosie with her trailer

LynLife - Live it , Love it !





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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 09:50

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 09:50
John, hold the control key down and click refesh BEAM ME UP SCOTTY


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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 09:52

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 09:52
Refresh BEAM ME UP SCOTTY


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Ray
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 18:20

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 18:20
Lyn and Ray, thanks for that, there was no change this morning when I looked but it has tonight without pressing refresh for some reason. I did also click on Willems' pic this morning to see Rosie in both. Thought you must have been on Willems smokes.Regards

JohnR - Not enough of the right travelling, some here..... some over there.......
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Reply By: Member - Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 10:00

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 10:00
I reckon that it is a teatowel we are looking at Willem!2001 Landcruiser 100S Turbo Diesel
"We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing"
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 10:14

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 10:14
Can't read Welcome to "Sossusvlei, Namib Desert, Namibia" though...lol..

LynLife - Live it , Love it !





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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 18:35

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 18:35
Thanks for your support Mrs Al.....I tend not to take much notice from blokes who show a pic of a bogged Toyota....Oh what a digging!

Cheers,

WillemMove over Big Red..this is a dune!
320 metre sand dune, Sossusvlei,Namibia
(note myself and Suzuki in foreground)
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Follow Up By: Member - Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 18:51

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 18:51
Willie you know I care...

LynLife - Live it , Love it !





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Reply By: Member - Cocka - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 12:01

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 12:01
Gee life's tough Will. Just when you tell an interesting and educational storey, they want to take the mickey out of you. Just jealous I guess.Carpe Diem
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 18:39

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 18:39
G'day Cocka.......Yeah, unfortunately some of the posters are only hoi-polloi and of no consequence....I ignore them.

Cheers,

WillemMove over Big Red..this is a dune!
320 metre sand dune, Sossusvlei,Namibia
(note myself and Suzuki in foreground)
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog Morgan (Geelong) - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 21:38

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 21:38
Hey Cocka, my mates are always taking the mickey outta me. Must be because of all the good work I do :) Tell ya what though, they're that first ones there when I need a hand...yeah, gotta love this country BEAM ME UP SCOTTY


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Ray
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Reply By: Boeing - Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 15:37

Monday, Feb 02, 2004 at 15:37
Willem, Must have been a big dune to make you look small!

Cheers

Mark
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Reply By: Dennis (Brisbane) - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 08:59

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 08:59
Afraid the pic doesn't work for me either.

And no amount of CTRL'ing, ALT'ing or refreshing makes any difference.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 10:20

Tuesday, Feb 03, 2004 at 10:20
Dennis,

I can send you a pic of the dune if you wish. Send me an email through my website www.kempen.id.au

Cheers

Willem1958 Patrol Pretty flash eh?
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