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That's just amazing how fickle nature reclaims the land.
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Wow! That was some footage. Jeep and the camper manufacturer should be all over those owners trying to purchase the rights for advertising. I am amazed that with that velocity of the water that any of it was salvageable at all.

I still can't figure out how they got into that situation though. Were they driving in through floodwaters or had they pitched their camp right there in fit flood plain? Know you're location and know the weather, though easy for me to say.

We once pitched camp in our RV on what turned out to be an Alaskan outback airstrip where we built a bonfire, let the kids ride their bikes, where our friends also set up their RV. Bad can happen fast, but we were lucky.
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I lived in S.Africa Port Elizbeth for a few years, i didn't travel to far due to work commitments but what i did see was one beautiful country and the wild life was amazing

One day i'll go back with any luck
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I thought the same. Itís clearly a riverbed but get this, the campsite is in the Fish River CANYON
I don't think they camped there Minx, just parked there whilst
crossing the DRY riverbed ??
It looked cloudy so it probably rained upstream ??
I would never camp on all those rocks would you??
I saw one of the ladies had been swimming in the flood !!😀😀

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I don't think they camped there Minx, just parked there whilst
crossing the DRY riverbed ??
It looked cloudy so it probably rained upstream ??
I would never camp on all those rocks would you??
I saw one of the ladies had been swimming in the flood !!😀😀

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Donkeyman, I assure you, they set up camp there! The caravan windows and sleep area was fully opened !

Absolutely not! I would never camp in a Canyon. Iím quite particular and yes, the area is rocky but I think the flood waters brought the rocks.
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Wow! That was some footage. Jeep and the camper manufacturer should be all over those owners trying to purchase the rights for advertising. I am amazed that with that velocity of the water that any of it was salvageable at all.

I still can't figure out how they got into that situation though. Were they driving in through floodwaters or had they pitched their camp right there in fit flood plain? Know you're location and know the weather, though easy for me to say.

We once pitched camp in our RV on what turned out to be an Alaskan outback airstrip where we built a bonfire, let the kids ride their bikes, where our friends also set up their RV. Bad can happen fast, but we were lucky.
Yes! Itís great advertising. Itís really well built and weighs a ton.
Is it true that thereís lots of insects in Summer in Alaska? Would love to see Alaska as well!
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I lived in S.Africa Port Elizbeth for a few years, i didn't travel to far due to work commitments but what i did see was one beautiful country and the wild life was amazing

One day i'll go back with any luck
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The Windy City! You must have visited Ado Elephant Park! My favourite of the big 5 is the Elephant.
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That's just amazing how fickle nature reclaims the land.
Yes, its unbelievable and ruthless but thatís nature.
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The Windy City! You must have visited Ado Elephant Park! My favourite of the big 5 is the Elephant.
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Ado Elephant park yes fine memories of being chased by a bull Elephant and my wife nearly S*****NG a brick,

Yes and the Berg winds coming off the Sahara that was strong enough to take the paint off your car

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I lived in S.Africa Port Elizbeth for a few years, i didn't travel to far due to work commitments but what i did see was one beautiful country and the wild life was amazing

One day i'll go back with any luck
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Surely you went to Addo elephant park basser??
It's much bigger now and has some lions as well,living off the land
and not fed like the ones we see here!
I also lived in PE for a while !

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