Travels with 20/20 Vision
St Francis Bay author Bartle Logie’s long-awaited new book about the Garden Route (including Kouga) and the Langkloof!
Adventurer, historian and raconteur Bartle Logie’s normal research pattern involves intensive deskbound research, accompanied by meticulously following the route of the planned narrative in the trusty Isuzu. However, this was not to be for this his 10th book – those plans hit a major snag in 2020: the Coronavirus Pandemic.
As he puts it: “Making plans is all very well, but we were no sooner on our way than we were faced with the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdown. This resulted in enforced ‘virtual’ travel while seated at home in a comfortable chair. Ultimately, in dribs and drabs, the journey was completed in reality, but unlike any other that we have undertaken.”
However, this has not in any way detracted from this eminently readable story of the history, people, flora and fauna of the Garden Route and the Langkloof – among South Africa’s most beautiful and fascinating regions – told in Bartle Logie’s easy, highly personal fireside style.