Monthly Archives: January 2011

Building with straw

  The main trip on Saturday was to look at a house being built from straw, well, more accurately the walls are being infilled with straw around an octagonal timber frame structure.  The house has been designed and built by … Continue reading

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Mojave Desert

Crossing the Mojave desert is a rather different experience to driving in England.  The distances are huge and the towns small or non-existant.  It is possible to drive for ages without sight of a single house or even track leading … Continue reading

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Hoover Dam

We have made it to the USA (after a few flight problems) and spent our first day visiting the Hoover Dam on the Navada-Arizona border. It’s a huge and impressive structure now overshadowed by a new road bridge. The tour … Continue reading

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Castles in the Sand

There is a large amount of sand around Middle Caicos: it needs no expert to work that out. The miles of wonderful beaches and sand flats for feeding flamingoes and young conch are one of the defining features, providing azure … Continue reading

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To East Caicos (at last)

We were cutting it a bit fine but we finally managed to make it to East Caicos on Saturday. We got there on the slow but steady boat of Brodie Forbes, a local in Bambarra, on what was a near … Continue reading

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To the Pines

Sally has cycled along the King’s Road (the old road) from Bambarra and got wet and mosquito bitten in the process. Duncan had never ventured along it and had never managed to enter the internationally designated wetlands. The old road … Continue reading

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A quick trip to Provo

We had our guests to take back to the airport in Provo on Wednesday so we had to run the gauntlet of the Leeward Highway (main road on Provo) and a somewhat more frantic pace of life than on Middle … Continue reading

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