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Capetown

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January 30, 2004
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departing by train from Parow to Capetown for lunch and fieldtrip with Dr. John Rogers
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past Goodwood, where my wife Mercia lived in the 1960's
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arriving at the Capetown train and bus terminal
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Fakela, Phatiswa and Fajeka, 3 happy vendors
two Cape Malays, one Xhosa
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View of Table Mountain
Portia and Lilianna
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African Curio Market
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John and Phil Rogers and the Victoria clocktower at the Waterfront
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"My" Boland Bank
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a fine restaurant with good conversation and a beautiful view
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Seapoint again! Mercia and I lived here in 1964
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Two geologic "monuments"
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John is a Geology Professor at the University of CapeTown
(kickstarting its 175th anniversary to-day, Mar 11)
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He and I wore identical Namibian seal fieldshoes and share numerous friends and colleagues
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contacts of igneous - metamorphic - and sedimentary rocks
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"Bouma a-b-c sequence"
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returning by train from Capetown to Parow after a delicate fieldtrip
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imagine little Mercia riding her daily train . . .
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. . . through this miles-long cemetery,
Steve King!
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