Monthly Archives: March 2015

Ikoga Lagoon

Ikoga Lagoon was then, in 1992, a little known lagoon on the Okavango Panhandle. Borrowing a trailer to carry my boat, Sheila and I decided to take her brother, Tom Maling, there for his long-weekend visit. We had arranged for … Continue reading

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Head On

My Land Rover was having the brakes repaired and as it was due to be ready on the afternoon of 1st September 1992, Adie de Koning offered to take Sheila’s Landy, that I had been using, home for her after … Continue reading

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Swamp Boats & Hippos

After our trip by boat up the Boro River, John Riley, Andy Dry and I decided that we had to have boats of our own. We plumped for fourteen-foot aluminium swamp boats built locally by Aliboats, a successful enterprise started … Continue reading

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The Immigrants

It will be obvious that I mention names of some people met, sometimes with no relevance to the tale. However, already, several of these have now found themselves here on the Net, and contacted me, renewing friendships and reminding me … Continue reading

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Of Operations, Rabies and Floods

On the Saturday following Sheila’s departure, I sat up in bed with a big cup of coffee, played her Chris de Burgh tape, and missed her. She had returned to the disasters of the farm mismanagement. News about my old … Continue reading

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