Life in Pictures

[Clockwise from top let] Great-grandfather Arthur Charles, Port Natal settler 1843; father Barry goes to war 1942; Barry the town planner; Colleen, mother and me.
Bryanston High First XV; Bryanston Primary Under 10 A; the little Beatle aged 10.
David goes to war, Youngsfield artillery school; David goes to the Okavango, with Donald, Tony, Anthony and Neal at Maun “international airport” 1975.
Rhodes University, editor of Rhodeo student newspaper; making a movie “City of Saints and Sinners”.
Editing staff of The Soweton, with chief sub-ed Sydney, me, Sonia Fourie, Lance Cherry, Maureen Blogg and Phil Wydeman (the pale faces all Rhodes graduates); sub-editor at The Star; editor at Micro-computer magazines; climbing in the Himalayas with Paul Fatti.
The Getaway editor on assignment (Kings Pool, Linyanti); doing the Drakensberg “grand traverse”; climbing in the Ruwenzoris, Mountains of the Moon.
With Shirley Hunter, Okavango safari lodge managers; would you buy a magazine from this man – Getaway editor?; my first book as a publisher, Pachyderm Press; in the Drakensberg again for my book “Drakensberg Walks”.
Paddling the Selinda Channel the first time it flowed in 45 years; return to Xaxaba Island after my first visit 30 years hence; on Lake Zabidianja, with Josephine Bestic.
Riding the Spine of the Dragon with Steve Thomas; in Moab, Utah, mountain biking heaven; crossing Lesotho, the hump on the “spine”; the Tour de Tuli in Mashatu Game Reserve.
With Roger and Pat de la Harpe researching our book “African Icons” – swimming with whale sharks off Mafia Island, following lowland gorillas at Odzala, Republic of Congo, and the children of Chole Island.
Children and grandchildren – Daniel, Ben, Bella and Jessie; sitting on the dock of the bay, Marina da Gama aka home; Jessie and me; with Nigel Lardner-Burke at Afrika Burn.