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The year 2017 – A review on the run

What it is all about. My trusty old Condor at the De Jagersdrift turn-off. I was on my way to the Blood river museum here. This year had proven to be an exceptionally good year, so far. To be quite … Continue reading

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A veteran tourist and battlefield guide….

After Rob Gerrard’s memorial service at St. Vincents’ a few observations of this event and the people involved in this business made me think about the profession of battlefield guiding. There are currently three distinct groups of guides operating on … Continue reading

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The Silent Ones

The last shots in our border war in Namibia and Angola were fired in 1989, maybe even 1990. Many of us were there. Many of us were not there. The hundreds of thousands of us that were there, and did … Continue reading

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The Approaching Tide of Good Cheer – A Happy Little B&B in Dundee…

It is that time of the year again, and we would like to wish all our friends and family, from here to Northern Europe, the USA, the United Kingdom and wherever n the rest of the world you may find … Continue reading

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My reading list…..

My reading list (so far…..) 1. Boer Wars 1815-1902 Farwell, Byron, The Great Boer War, , MacKays of Chatham,  Chatham, Kent, Wordsworth 1999 Edition Crisp, Robert, The Outlanders: The story of the men who made Johannesburg, Mayflower Books Ltd., 1074, … Continue reading

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Touring the KZN Battlefields this winter…

It is turning out to be a very mild winter in the Battlefields so far. We have been blessed with perfect weather, albeit somewhat chilly in the late afternoon and at night, but the days have been glorious so far. … Continue reading

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Touring the Kwazulu-Natal Battlefields – A Happy Little B&B in Dundee Part 7

Well, it had to come. We were dumbstruck by a collossal increase in the fuel price of over 60 cents per litre last week. This now means that I have to fork out almost a thousand bucks to fill up … Continue reading

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A Quiet Morning among the Coronation Pines….

The images just would not come together. The laptop has a mind of its own, with the glare from the windows its accomplice. I wonder at the stubborn refusal of Windows Live Mail to to respond to my ill-tempered will … Continue reading

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Touring the KZN battlefields – A Happy Little B&B in Dundee Part Six

Young Brahman cow that fell into the school’s pool on a very hot day. A cool and fresh Sunday afternoon today. I have done two tours so far this year. The business is down, the weather is insane, and the beasts … Continue reading

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Touring the KZN battlefields – A Happy Little B&B in Dundee Part Five

It is pouring with rain this morning. Started last night. My universe is happy…..

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