Monday, June 20, 2011

Gotta love British humor!


"With over 900 years of motorbike building prowess behind them!"

After all

the pain and effort we had an awesome MX National!

There were still some ponds remaining from the previous weeks deluge!

Getting that hole shot!

Like ducks is a row!

Spectators! Wow the biggest turnout ever!

7th Heaven! The jump that seems so terrifying but loved by all that have mastered it!

Pit lane!

A view from the Marathon Mountain!

A very fine day after all!

This was the morning after the day before, hard to imagine how busy it had been, then the front end loader arrived and the post race fix up was done, this was the first time we have done this and the track should stay in this condition for at least 3 months now, I hope all the locals appreciate Anton's effort as well.

Anton doing his thing! If I ever win the Lotto I will buy him a tractor!

Cornering at speed!
Well done to Anton and all the other members that did their part in making this 20th anniversary BORC National a great success!
"No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it." H.E. Luccock

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Our trapeze artist is in heaven


Sadly little Misha was hit by a car today and died in L's arms. Not how we planned the day at all.
We will miss her terribly.
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. " (Anatole France)
"No heaven will not ever Heaven be. Unless my cats are there to welcome me."

Thursday, June 09, 2011

I was getting worried here

what with all the rain since Monday night I was starting to think we would be having a replay of 1988 when we had major flooding here in the Free State... turns out that there has been some flooding plus the fact that most harvesting has come to a slushy stop!
Here are two galleries of flood pics on the local newspaper site and the story of one flooded farmer.
I must say that I was following the storm on Oom Koos's site and he has some pics too! The satellite images were quite dramatic! Today it shows most of the system out over the Indian Ocean.

Amazing what tools we have today but still we are impotent at the power of nature, all we can doe is trust in God.
"The hurricane flooded me out of a lot of memorabilia, but it can't flood out the memories."
Tom Dempsey