The 85' dish under construction
with a 100 ton crane in the background.
If I remember correctly, there was a single switchback out of
Asmara that changed the direction of the road from eastward to southwestern
bound. The road then proceeded for several miles to the escarpment above
Nefasit. This is that switchback.
Remember going around that curve where there were, I think 3
huts between the road and the dropoff? It was only maybe 5 or 6 km from Asmara.
This was taken from the window of a '52 Studebaker
- can't remember who's.
Another shot of the gate we
(most) knew and loved.
This is the boat that 4 of us
hired for a day to go about 12 miles out in the Red Sea. We snorkeled at a reef
out there and fished on the way back.
This is the 85' with apex service
tower on the right.
When Stonehouse was originally built - there was (I guess) 25
to 50 local laborers working the job. This
gentleman who kindly allowed this photo seemed to be in charge. I guess he
was the local equivalent of a job foreman or union steward. Incidentally, the
license plate number might be readable on the original slide.
This is of a trip some of us took
from Asmara-Nefasit-Decamere-Asmara. This was taken between Nefasit and
Decamere. >From Left to right - I don't remember his name but he worked at
tract C, Jim Katzung and his 500cc 1929? Moto Guzzi, Richard Belenica who sold
me the '49 Land rover when he took off for helicopter flight school and Jerry