Windy ! Wednesday
Trip Start Feb 25, 2008
8Trip End Mar 24, 2008
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This morning I noticed that one of the unique sounds of this place comes from people sweeping leaves and sand with a walis-ting-ting -- also a good name for the sound, which is like whisk, whisk -- Oh, yeah, wisk broom! They're about 2 feet long with no handle, so the folks bend at the waste. Why no handle ? Not traditional. They are made of coconut leaves with the green leafy part taken away and just the center spine left. Another broom -- walis tamboh -- does have a handle, but still very shoot -- it is made of a soft fiber and is used for dusting sand out of the floor of the rooms.
All for now -- it's 10:45 pm -- by the time I get to the internet cafe I'm pretty sleepy. The days rush by. I'll try to fill in the previous 2 days at another time -- but they include climbing the steep rocky steps behind the Orchids to Lynn & Herman's house high on the hill, beautiful views and sunset. A long visit with them and with Trevor Long and Eli (Elizabeth) Burleigh who lived in Africa for many years. Maybe I wrote this before. See ...too late.
My good 14 inch Sears clamp vibrated loose and fell into the water. Even with GPS we could not get to the same spot. Amanda and 2 boatmen swam with masks looking for it -- Oh, Well. A contribution to the sea. Instead of the clamp we are using the ubiquitous nylon line (like weed wackers use) and rubber from an inner tube to tie on the transducer mount. Almost Everything is tied together with the nylon line -- even the bamboo buildings are built with it.
More later ------ Hope All Are Well.
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