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The Arrival of Brenda (2)

Caitlyn, Amanda and Dawn were outside on the balcony, it was a pleasant morning, not too hot and with a nice cool breeze blowing. I could hear them playing, and while they were so engrossed I went and fetched yet … Continue reading

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Things with wheels

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SAA Museum

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Boscombe Down Aviation Collection

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Oranjemund Antarctic Adventure

Oranjemund Antarctic Adventure By RA Young. Returning to her homeport Durban within the next few days on completion of a remarkable record-breaking voyage is Unicorn Shipping’s smallest and oldest vessel, the 2,000 dwt mini-tanker ORANJEMUND. The diminutive tanker was chartered … Continue reading

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The Loss of the OSV Voortrekker.

Many people contributed to this page, and it is dedicated to the crew and families of the OSV Voortrekker. The offshore oil industry in South Africa was never a very large one, most of the activity seemingly taking place off … Continue reading

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Crimean War Memorial

At the time of moving this file to the blog, there are ever increasing tensions in the Crimea as politicians once again jockey for power and generals get set to flex their muscles. The Crimean War Memorial is situated on … Continue reading

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Seafarers Memorial

Technically this is the International Memorial to the World’s Seafarers, past, present and future. And when I first saw this I had to do a double take, because visually it is magnificent, it is almost as if a ship was … Continue reading

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Garden of Remembrance, Brakpan

The Garden of Remembrance in Brakpan should rather be called “the wreckage of remembrance”. I am sure that when this memorial was built it was really impressive, but alas now it is a travesty.  At the time of writing (November … Continue reading

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Rand Pioneers Monument: Pioneers Park, Johannesburg.

Rand Pioneers Memorial in Pioneer Park, La Rochelle This is not a memorial in the conventional sense of the word, but rather an enclosed “lodge” lined with plaques bearing the names of those who were considered “Rand Pioneers”. I am … Continue reading

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