Having stayed at the caves yesterday it was time to go up to Kew to do the sign up there. On the way we called in at the Readymoney Garden; a project by a North Caicos local who has a block of land which has passed down through generations in her family. It was originally bought with saved up cash, hence the name. The project is developing a fascinating garden on the poor limestone soils including a mix of natural and planted sections; water features; cultural features such as a pile for charcoal; and seating and hammock areas.
There are some special events over Christmas but we will be away for all but the New Year celebration.
Up at Kew we installed a new sign for the National Trust Shop and Wade’s Green ticket office in the village. We also picked up litter around the site, trimmed a very prickly bush from next to the path and generally tidied up in readiness for the main holiday season. We also called in to Wade’s Green again, checking on a short leaflet that Duncan has written for the site – it does still need a few changes.
Signage is one of the largest problems on the islands along with mixed information on opening times. It is not a problem restricted to the National Trust but one that affects everything. Locals know their way around so forget that visitors need a little more in the way of clues. It is a problem raised by a number of visitors as well as being apparent to us. The luxury of the brown tourist signs we have in the UK is a long way from the absent or poor examples that exist in the TCI.