Index for Album Salt-Cay-2007: Salt Cay 2007

Salt Cay, Turks & Caicos pictures taken May 5-7, 2007. Includes eight panoramas. The island is so compact that pictures will jump around in location. For some I waited until the sun was a certain way before getting them.

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1 The Town Salinas The Town Salinas, as I’m coming in for a landing. The road across the back of the salinas is Airport Road.
2 The cutest airport terminal I've seen The cutest airport terminal I’ve seen.
3 Netty's Variety Store Netty’s Variety Store. Nettie managed the house I stayed at.
4 Looking northeast at Long Bay from Taylor Hill Looking northeast at Long Bay from Taylor Hill.
5 Looking southwest at Long Bay from Taylor Hill Looking southwest at Long Bay from Taylor Hill.
6 The homestead ruins on top of Taylor Hill The homestead ruins on top of Taylor Hill.
7 A panorama from the top of Taylor Hill looking at the Town Salinas and Balfour Town A panorama from the top of Taylor Hill looking at the Town Salinas and Balfour Town.
8 Another panorama from the top of Taylor Hill looking at the Town Salinas and Balfour Town Another panorama from the top of Taylor Hill looking at the Town Salinas and Balfour Town. This with a more zoomed out lens.
9 A sluice for bringing in fresh sea water A sluice for bringing in fresh sea water.
10 A panorama from the ridge inland from Little Bluff Lookout looking at the North Beach with Windmills Plantation off to the right A panorama from the ridge inland from Little Bluff Lookout looking at the North Beach with Windmills Plantation off to the right.
11 A spider that belongs to genus 'Argiope' A spider that belongs to genus ’Argiope’, family Araneidae (orb weavers). Species unknown. [??]
12 A panorama from the ridge inland from Little Bluff Lookout looking at town with the [name?] pond in front A panorama from the ridge inland from Little Bluff Lookout looking at town with the [name?] pond in front. Behind is an overly tall house built by an owner that used trickery to get it approved.
13 The Ft. Pleasant late 18th c The Ft. Pleasant late 18th c. canon at Little Bluff Lookout.
14 Looking south down the coast from Little Bluff Lookout Looking south down the coast from Little Bluff Lookout.
15 Looking north up the coast from Little Bluff Lookout Looking north up the coast from Little Bluff Lookout.
16 The Windmills Plantation on North Beach The Windmills Plantation on North Beach. You’ll have to scroll for this one.
17 St. John's Anglican Church from the road St. John’s Anglican Church from the road. [does church have web site?]
18 St. John's Anglican Church from inside the fence St. John’s Anglican Church from inside the fence.
19 The Purple Conch Cottage where I stayed The Purple Conch Cottage where I stayed.
20 The town beach taken from Dunscombe Point The town beach taken from Dunscombe Point.
21 Some crustaceans [type?] Some crustaceans [type?]. Locals call them "suck rock." At Dunscombe Point.
22 The cemetery behind St The cemetery behind St. John’s Anglican Church.
23 Inside St Inside St. John’s Anglican Church.
24 The Bermuda chimney on an old hitchen house just north of St The Bermuda chimney on an old hitchen house just north of St. John’s.
25 A panorama of the Town Salinas A panorama of the Town Salinas. Taken standing just north of St. John’s Anglican Church. Taylor Hill is the bump in the distance.
26 This was the headquarters of the old Salt Cay Benevolent Society This was the headquarters of the old Salt Cay Benevolent Society.
27 Inside the headquarters of the old Salt Cay Benevolent Society Inside the headquarters of the old Salt Cay Benevolent Society.
28 The White House The White House. A Bermudan salt trader home from the early 1800’s. The roof is Bermuda limestone. It is still maintained by descendants of the family.
29 The Brown House The Brown House. Built by shipwright-turned-salt baron, Alexander Harriott, in 1832, it is another of the historic salt plantation homes on Salt Cay. It is now being restored and will be rentable as a grand villa. [URL needed when rentable]
30 The salt warehouse ruins just north of The White House The salt warehouse ruins just north of The White House. Picture was taken from The White House deck.
31 A panorama from the South Creek Bird Sanctuary viewing platform A panorama from the South Creek Bird Sanctuary viewing platform. I saw no birds here.
32 A killdeer I found in the road below the bird sanctuary A killdeer I found in the road below the bird sanctuary.
33 The back of The White House showing its Bermuda kitchen The back of The White House showing its Bermuda kitchen.
34 The Salt Cay Methodist Church The Salt Cay Methodist Church, a classic example of British colonial architecture.
35 The Island Thyme Bistro The Island Thyme Bistro. They supplied most of my meals while I was there.
36 The North Beach The North Beach. I was standing just east of the Windmills Plantation.
37 The Grey Salina coming into view The Grey Salina coming into view.
38 A panorama of Grey Salina A panorama of Grey Salina.
39 The Old Govenment House The Old Govenment House. This was once the home of the customs officers and government officials. Its gabled tin roof, motley stone, brick and slate walkways, and large stone Bahamian-style kitchen are signatures of the island’s architectural heritage. The problem with getting someone to restore it is it is way inland and not on the water.
40 A sunset A sunset. I didn’t see any great ones.
41 A government cistern A government cistern.
42 An old salt shed now used as a government storage shed An old salt shed now used as a government storage shed. At the southeast corner of Victoria Street and Airport Road.
43 The airport terminal again The airport terminal again.
44 The Air Turks & Caicos Twin Otter comes to get us The Air Turks & Caicos Twin Otter comes to get us.

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