Throwback Thursdays : Highlights of 1983

Throwback Thursdays : Highlights of 1983

First summer with swimming pool …

Copy of Carl's 8th birthday - 1983

In April, we holidayed at the Blyde River Canyon in Mpumalanga

Blydepoort - April 83 - View point P J & C

Blydepoort - 3 rondavels  - April 83 - from View point

Blydepoort Dam - April 83 - from View point

Blydepoort -  God's window- April 83

Blydepoort -  Wonderview - April 83

Blydepoort - Kadishi Valley - April 83

Blydepoort - April 83 - J & C

My photographs of the Bourke’s Luck Potholes were not very good hence B&W shows up rock formations better …

Blydepoort - Potholes - April 83 - from View point


Blydepoort - Bourkes luck Potholes - April 83 - from View point _0001

Blydepoort -  Potholes3 - April 83 - from View point

For added interest on Bourke’s Luck Potholes, I have copied a write-up and photo from the Sabie website   

This natural water feature marks the beginning of the Blyde River Canyon.  Through countless eons the swirling whirlpools which occur as the Treur River plunges into the Blyde River caused waterborne sand and rock to grind huge, cylindrical potholes into the bedrock of the river.


The Potholes were named after a gold digger, Tom Burke, who staked a claim nearby.  Although his claim did not produce a single ounce of gold, he correctly predicted that large gold deposits would be found in the area.

The Potholes is located 35km north of Graskop town on the R532 road. The informative visitors centre details some of the interesting natural and socio-historic features and is the starting point of the 700m walk to the potholes

Exploring Pilgrim’s Rest ..

Pilgrim's Rest - April 83

We haven’t been back to Blydepoort since then (shocking!!)  and the last time we visited Pilgrim’s Rest was in 2003 whilst spending a long weekend at Crystal Springs

June : Jeanette’s 11th picnic birthday at the Vaal River

J's 11th birthday at Vaal River - June 83 J's 11th birthday at Vaal River 2- June 83

August : additions to our house – we converted the garage into a study-cum-spare room and added a second lounge and patio ..




The children went to an After-care, as I worked full-time,  where they were taken to ice skating lessons once a week.   There was also modern dancing classes which Jeanette attended

Ice skating comp. - After Care - Nov 83

After Care concert- J modern dancing- Nov 83

Afro hair style was all the rage in those days !!   .. and Carl was at that age of making funny faces for the camera!!

Family photo - Dec 83

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