Tag Archives: Bruce Barichievy

TO DURBAN – Many Birds, one stone.

Setting off from home in Haarlem at about 08h00 on 2th August 2009 in my 1976 Peugeot 404 on the 650km journey to the east of East London, I had two goals in mind. The first was to find my … Continue reading

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Honeymoon Eclipse

Keep in mind that I had smashed up my poor Land Rover and panel beaten it with a four pound hammer, sticking the lights in with masking tape. I packed it with my belongings and set off from the Zambezi, … 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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The Lion’s Share

Not long after the survey of the Zambezi delta by helicopter, during which my wife, Greet, stayed with Ann Merryweather in Mutarara while I was away, she flew back to South Africa in the AOC company Dakota. There was a … Continue reading

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A stepping-stone to REAL AFRICA.

Remember Bruce Barichievy, from a visit to the Transkei Wild Coast? I spotted him crossing Church Street, Pretoria in late November 1970, and followed him to his room in the Eureka private hotel where I surprised him. That has to … Continue reading

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