Tag Archives: Mozambique

Return to IBO ISLAND

Our friend, Henry, whom we met in Inhaminga, was a slightly built Portuguese of about thirty, who spoke English, as well as some of the local languages. Actually, his name was Henrique, but if I ever knew his surname, I … Continue reading

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House of Ants

When your Land Rover is in bits with the local back-yard mechanic in Inhaminga, Mozambique after a head-on collision with a fully loaded timber truck, your illegal pistol is in the hands of the police and the timber company blames … Continue reading

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Head On

A few weeks later, Jack, my friend and foreman, Shakwe, my dog, and I were travelling one of the tracks in the area east of Inhaminga on a Saturday morning. It was sandy and narrow, winding through thick semi-deciduous Millettia … Continue reading

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INHAMINGA, Mozambique

In late April, we travelled west to Inhaminkala, a sawmill and Safari Camp, not to be found on any map, only fifty kilometres away but the trip took us several hours due to awful condition of the road, to visit … Continue reading

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A Tent in INHAMINGA

The agricultural survey firm I worked for became Loxton, Venn & Associates after Hunting, the British partner withdrew, as was the form in the early 70’s as the world tightened the screws on South Africa, with sanctions and embargoes, in … Continue reading

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INHASORRO – Mozambique

Mid-August, 1972: My good friend, Bruce Barichievy, was now an item with fellow-field technician, Joey Bowbrick. The two of them had plans to either go to the Comores for a few days, or Paradise Island. The field staff of Loxton, … Continue reading

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PYTHON WRAP.

During the next week, I introduced Charles Howard (Jed, as I called him) to the local soils and vegetation. Each day we went out to dig new test holes and to describe the ones dug the previous day. There were … Continue reading

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