Monthly Archives: November 2010

Tiny hummingbird

Duncan started the day working on a report on Wade’s Green before we got out to do our daily session of trail work.  Today we re-found the sign for the Crossing Place Trail and cleared the first section of the … Continue reading

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Yet more birds

It wasn’t really a day of work today but while out and about on a remote beach to the northeast of Middle Caicos we had some great views of the local birds.  A brown pelican was hunting along the shoreline … Continue reading

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Driven home by Mosquitoes

The mosquitoes at Bambarra didn’t seem to be too bad so we decided to try walking the Garden Pond Field Road at Lorimers.  Since then we have learnt that if Middle Caicos can be bad for Mosquitos then Lorimers has … Continue reading

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Middle Caicos Birds

The birdlife here is either big and bold or very secretive. Of the big bird species most are associated with water.  A coastal walk is always going to be accompanied by brown pelicans who demonstrate their remarkably graceful fishing technique … Continue reading

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A day in Kew

North Caicos has three main settlements, Bottle Creek, Whitby and Kew.  Kew is the old Capital of the Caicos islands and still has an, albeit slightly rundown, colonial type feel to it.  There were two reasons for us to be … Continue reading

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Back to Blowing Hole

We returned to Blowing Hole today via a shorter path from the road.  This is our final section of the Crossing Place Trail (and links) west of Conch Bar excluding the now completely overgrown part to the actual crossing place … Continue reading

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Crab, spider and conch

Sunday it may have been but the work continues.  We took the No 10 marker back to the Haulover Trail and walked to the end clearing a bit more of the vegetation.  It was quite quiet in terms of wildlife … Continue reading

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