Message to Dave, Message to Dave, do not hunt, do not fish, do not leave camp A message will follow in a few days When I saw the airplane disappear in the direction of Sudan, my heart sank This was the airplane that was to have reconnected us to civilization Instead, I we watched in dismay as the sound of the airplane faded and our only connection to our civilization flew out of sight Four young American men stranded in the African wilderness Isolated from all but native people, whose language we did not understand nor they ours Sixty miles from the closest settlement, that was not a native African village, no roads, only animal trails and rivers We had no modern means of communication There were no telephones, telegraph nor two way radio It was a year of many surprising events We would have to hack an airstrip out of the wilderness with only hand tools It would take us 8 months Which Way Is Camp is the story of that adventure....
|Title||:||Which Way Is Camp?: An Ethiopian Spiritual Adventure|
|Publisher||:||Two Harbors Press May 14, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||184 pages|
|File Size||:||992 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Which Way Is Camp?: An Ethiopian Spiritual Adventure Reviews
I Love the story, in 1960 I was a nine year old boy living in Addis Ababa , my father ,an USAF Capt. worked in Debre Zeit training the Ethiopian Air Force , we were there for 4 years , we knew the McClures and Reeds, spent an Easter Holiday with Glen and Gail in Asmara, and I can remember many Sunday afternoons on the Floor of Dr. McClure's home as he told amazing stories of his time in the Sudan and western Ethiopia .. I can also remember when "Chuck " & " Charlie" came to stay at our home near Mexico Square in Addis for two weeks .. I remember being in awe of these two super cool guys ... and wanted to grow up to like them .. Thank you Richard for a wonderful story and for bringing back great memories of Ethiopia .. a part of my heart remains there and I return often now ...
As a life long reader and fan of first hand accounts, this book resonsated with me on several levels. From a historical perspective, it gave me a better understanding how events in the previous century in colonial Africa continue to impact the political dynamics today. The personal narrative related to the spiritual journey and growth is woven throughout the book, in a way that does not overshadow the ongoing story. As an outdoor woman, and somebody who has a wide range of comfort across rural cultures and situations, I appreciated the adventure of living in the wild, setting up camp and working with the existing community to build the airstrip. The author lets his life speak and I enjoyed listening.
As someone who has experienced the good and the bad of Africa, I can truly say Mr. Breckinridge does a wonderful job of building a great mental image of Africa. We as Americans can not start to imagine what it is like over there with out someone building that mental image. Great job.... with some unexpected twist.
I truly enjoyed this narrative about the falling away of beliefs from one culture as new life goals and needs are merged into modified beliefs in another culture. Amusing and amazing that so much positive work was accomplished with so little materials. Principles are timeless, mutual respect and hard work can over come most obstacles.
Once I got into this book,I didn't want to put it down.