Following in the Tracks of Giants - 23 January 2013.
A talk presentation by Ian
McCallum about the journey he, friends and other travellers undertook, to
explore external and internal answers to the environmental issues and the future
expansion and development we all face in southern Africa.
This was a 5000 kms journey by foot,
bicycle and kayaks, taking about 4 months.The support crew were the only
motorised personnel. Sharon, Ian's wife was the Project Manager and based at
times in Cape Town, co-ordinating all the logistics of the peoples needs,
arrivals, departures, supplies arrivals, destinations. Entry and exit permits to
countries and reserves were just some of the issues delt with.
There were some magnificent photographs in the presentation by both Ian and Ian Michler, of places, animals, vegetation types, landscapes and people and their activities.
Lucia and Sharon receiving the ticket holders.
The eats were sponsored by Food
Lovers Market, Tokai and the wine by Du Toitskloof Wines
Evanne and Terry Rothwell (ZVT
members, guides at the 2 Oceans Aquaririum,
Liz and Dave Wheeler (Friends of Liesbeek River, and more.....) catching up with friends.
John Green (Friends of Tokai Park
and a previous Chairman
It was a balmy warm evening and it was much cooler outside in the fresh air.
The people were arriving and enjoying the eats and drinks.
Julie at the table with ZVT
T-shirts and membership
The ever hard working Gerrard, modelling a ZVT
David Muller, the Chairman of ZVT
introducing the evening while
Ian checking everything is in place before he starts.
A screen shot of the route they followed.
The appreciative audience, some
rising to their feet, most were foot sore from the long
David thanking Ian for the wonderful presentation with the traditional ZVT gift.