Tag Archive | 1960’s

A Dog’s Life

A Dog’s Life

JOE’S JOURNAL From my Tanganyika diaries, 1960. It’s Friday night in a small town, the provincial (county) capital. The only hotel bar and lounge is crowded with locals and regulars home from the weeks work, out in the ‘bundu’ (bush), or ‘on line’ (railway). Here is the Central African crossroads: east – west railway interchanging […]

Processionary caterpillars

Processionary caterpillars

JOE’S JOURNAL From my Tanganyika diaries, 1960. This day’s drive had been interesting and easy, through the ‘Southern Highlands’ of Tanganyika, at a high altitude during a cooler time of the year. Even so, the lounge armchair soon had me in dreamland. A clink of china and a whispered “TEA SAH” returned me to this […]

Fire in the night

Fire in the night

Tanganyika, two days on the road, 500 miles more on the clock, frequently below top gear. The roads were in fact just dirt tracks and all for just two hours work at a remote site. Windscreen, sunglasses and throat full of dust and the sun now lowering into my eyes, but three hours more should […]

A bad short cut

A bad short cut

1000 foot or more sheer drop: The work programme completed, it was now time to head homewards, myself to the club and my driver helper Mohammed to his family … 

Hippo

Hippo

Hippo and Tick birds … 

Roan Antelope

Roan Antelope

Too shy for the camera, or perhaps not … 

A Guide and me

A Guide and me

Set the camera on a tripod and click delay photo …