Bandelierskop

This weekend was my first solo ride with the Old Lady, the KLR.

Last week we had brilliant winter weather: Sunshine, blue skies, and mild temperature between 22 and 25 degrees centigrade during daytime.

I wish I had 77 senses so that I could absorb the beauty of life, colours and smells much better. And then I realised that I miss the long and lonely days that I’d spent on the KLR. I had to spend some time on the KLR.

I packed the bike early Saturday and left north, to the Far Northern Transvaal. (I will not tell my oncologist) The sunshine disappeared and soon I was riding into a misty cold bushveld. Neither the cold misty weather nor my frozen body could lessen the joy of being alive. THANKS dear Lord!

A place that had a very special place in my youth memory was Bandelierskop, a station on the main railway line to Zimbabwe.

The two photographs will tell the story of sweet memories.

(On Tuesday I am back at the hospital, innocent as a biker only can be)

Ruins. The human beings again showed no appreciation to preserve our heritage.

Ruins. The human beings again showed no appreciation to preserve our heritage.

Sad.

Sad.

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7 Responses to Bandelierskop

  1. Heidi Hoffmann says:

    Hi Lodie, sooo goed om van jou te hoor!!
    Wonderlik dat jy weer die “Ou Lady” vir ‘n trippie kon vat en dit geniet het!
    JY S A L gesond word – jy het al tot hier gekom en jy gaan dit definitief ook verder bring – vertrou net op ons Hemelse Vader!
    Dink aan jou en bid vir jou –
    Heidi.

  2. George Meiring says:

    Lodie, dit moes lekker wees. Wat is die jeug herinnering wat Bandelierskop bring? Jy het my nuuskierig.🙂

    • Lodie says:

      Ons het moes met wedvlugduiwe geboer. Op die noordroete was Bandelierskop altyd die voorlaaste wedvlug op die kalender. Ek onthou die afstand nog presies, 431 lugmyl van Ladybrand. Dié wedvlug was altyd ‘n klipharde een en meestal moes die duiwe langs die pad oorslaap. Nou was dit lekker om te sien van waar die duiwe altyd gevlieg het. Toe Ronelle gedoop is, was dit juis op ‘n naweek wat die duiwe vandaar gevlieg het. Die duiwe het eers die Sondag ingekom. My ma was glad nie beindruk toe ek voorgestel het dat ek sou klok en dan kan hulle maar doop toe gaan🙂

  3. lou says:

    GROOT thumbs up vir jou!!

  4. George Meiring says:

    Ek weet dat jy passievol was oor die duiwe. Ek verstaan ook dat jou Ma nie baie beindruk was nie. 😄

  5. Louis de Villiers says:

    Dis ‘n pragtige ou gebou Lodie. As hy maar net ‘n paar woorde wou se!

  6. Guillaume Francois says:

    Lodie I’m pleased to see that you are up and about doing what you love.
    Thinking of you,🙂
    Francois

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