Monthly Archives: October 2013

Overland Roads – Guest Post

Marian’s 1976 Africa trip. Of wild Africa in the 70’s, Kiwi MARIAN GELLERT, met in London in 1969, mentioned in my earlier blogs and with whom I recently reconnected, writes: I came across this letter written to my mother when … Continue reading

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Zambezi Delta

1973 still had some wild Africa in it for me before the year shut its door. After the birth of my daughter, I flew back to Beira and headed for the Zambezi to join the crew surveying its delta. We … Continue reading

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Birth

In October of 1973, I flew south for a week to attend the birth of my first child. I knew it would be a boy. Greet, with her big tummy, was staying with my parents on the farm near Warmbaths, … Continue reading

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Ibo Island – Mozambique

Understandably, there was a fair amount of envy by my work-mates in 1973 when I was sent to Porto Amelia, to undertake an oil-seed potential soil survey, due to its proximity to coral reefs. With haste, three of them organised … Continue reading

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PORTO AMELIA

As the Inhaminga area survey drew to a close towards the end of 1973, I was asked to head up to northern Mozambique to do a solo survey for an oil-seed company looking for suitable land to grow oil-seed crops … Continue reading

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