07/02/11: Chapter 21 Evolution of a Lodge
For many years Jurie and I had been planning to build our dream lodge from scratch, along the drainage line that ran into the dam in front of Gowrie Camp.
21/01/11: Chapter 20 Thirty Seconds
Within a few weeks we had a trailer camera semi-permanently placed at Gowrie. The large dam in front of the camp was bone dry, but, as at Bush Lodge, we daily filled a cement trough with water from a borehole.
28/12/10: Chapter 19 AfriCam Part 2
For a short while there was a second camera at Bush Lodge. This camera was placed at the dam just to the west of the lodge, I think with the intention of having a more natural-looking setting to which we pumped water.
16/12/10: Chapter 19 AfriCam Part 1
It was mid-1998 when we met young Graham Wallington and Paul Clifford in Johannesburg for the first time. Jurie had long wanted to meet in person to hear more about their novel proposal.
10/12/10: Chapter 18 Fast Forward Part 2
We arrived back home amidst a frenzy of excitement with Hazel, Rykie, ZoŽ and Roxy all waiting to meet little Rebecca. ZoŽ became obsessed and decided her name sounded like ďBetty BooĒ, and Betty Boo it was to remain for everyone that came through our doors.