Monthly Archives: February 2015

Mud Safari

The day before we went to recce the route to Qorokwe Lagoon, (with the view to having a big company camp-out the coming Easter Week-end) Sheila and I went to see Craig Hilton-Barber‘s art exhibition at Riley’s Hotel. Sheila, as … Continue reading

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Chief’s Island

In mid-March 1992, I had the chance of visiting a tiny village in the Okavango Delta called Ditsiping when I followed American, Doug Maher and his son, Terry (9) to see Gai, Doug’s Motswana wife, Terry’s mum, who was staying … Continue reading

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Swamp Airstrips

South African political milestone: 17 March 1992 – SA (whites only) voted YES! for One Man, One vote. My survey team was reinforced by the addition of Zulu surveyor Elija Ndlovu who flew back with us to Maun at the … Continue reading

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Managers from Hell

In the quest for a farm manager to look after her cows on our farm near Warmbaths, South Africa, so as to get away to visit and stay with me in Maun, Botswana, Sheila advertised in the Farmers’ Weekly. Francis … Continue reading

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