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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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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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The Jameson Raid “Stump” Monument: Doornkop

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The Jameson Raid Vlakfontein Monument: Doornkop

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The Jameson Raid Surrender Memorial: Doornkop

There are a number of memorials associated with the ill fated Jameson Raid of 1896, and I have decided to split them as opposed to keeping them all together like they were before. My knowledge of these events is small, … Continue reading

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