Monthly Archives: December 2010

Salt, houses and heather

Squeezing everything on Salt Cay into a day was a little bit of a tall order, but we did our best! The island is famous for its salt industry and there are the old wind (brine) pumps that moved the … Continue reading

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Life on the Salinas

The salinas are disused salt pans scattered over Grand Turk.  They used to contain a complicated system of lagoons and wind pumps that would move increasingly saline water around and eventually dry it completely so that the salt could be … Continue reading

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Arboretum

There were two jobs being undertaken today at the museum.  The first was to finalise the graveyard data which involved retyping dates, due to incompatibility of software.  The second, and more interesting, job was to start the process of revamping … Continue reading

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Reef at Christmas

We weren’t working today but did have a chance at snorkelling over the reef to the east side of Grand Turk.  Reef life is certainly not a speciality of ours but it was well worth the look. The east beach … Continue reading

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Bones and Caterpillars

It was another day in the Graveyard with a slightly surprising find.  Logically, of course, it shouldn’t be a major shock to find bones in a churchyard but in general they are not all that visible.  Many of the old … Continue reading

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Into the Church

Another morning was spent at the graveyard plotting, transcribing and photographing graves. Today, however, we also managed a quick look inside the church.  Its roof is badly damaged and letting in water though there are plans afoot to do the … Continue reading

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In the Graveyard

We started our graveyard project today at St Thomas’s Church.  We began in the corner with the older graves and sketch mapped, numbered (on the map), photographed and transcribed the text on the gravestones.  Many of the graves, however, have … Continue reading

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