Marievale and Rietpan

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6 years 4 months ago #53098 by gordon
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Hi All,

Sarah and I met up with Doug at Marievale on Saturday morning in freezing conditions. However unlike previous winter visits the cold temperature for the day was surprisingly mild at -2 C on the floodplain. Though with the cold front passing over Gauteng, the high temperature remained around 4-5 C for the day with a strong wind making it feel far colder!

Starting at Marievale with the normal special sunrise:


Then a few of the locals busy ice skating:




There were also hundreds of Yellow-billed Duck in attendance:


Then moving on to Rietpan and surrounds:




Spurwing Geese come here for their winter moult:


If you carry on driving further along the road towards Grelingstad you will find plenty of farm dams along this route with stunning scenery:


Cheers,
Gordon

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