In 2008 the BBC made a documentary about the worlds oceans. One of the DVD’s was about the Indian Ocean and its Coastal Waters, and on this DVD was a section dedicated to Kisimani Mafia, the ancient town that once was on Ras Kisimani. In 1872 it was hit by a hurricane and partly dissapeared in the ocean.
This part shows and discribes underwater remains and findings right in front of our beach.
Some more screenshots taken from the DVD are in this presentation:
RK – BBC Oceans DVD presentation
A Bush Baby! Nice that we have these lovely creatures on RK. This picture was taken by our WWOOFer Tyler Jones, of a monkey hanging in our Papayas.
Here Tichafa and Aurelié are making the basement for the “Simtank” of 1.000 liters. From here the drip irrigation system will be installed to water 10 raised beds of 10 meters long. Great!
Aurelié from France, Emma from England/Zimbabwe and Tyler from the USA are visiting us. Aurelié has the idea to start her own Eco Lodge, Emma has knowledge of Bee Keeping and Tyler has interests in Composting.
Apart from our subscribtion at “WOOF Independants Africa” we have also been given the opportunity to enlist at “WWOOF Tanzania”:
See our WWOOFING tab on this website.
This ancient building is located about 500 meters inland on the east borderline of our farm. We are trying to find out whether it is a Mosque or some sort of residence for a whealtier person. This is one of the best remained buildings on RK
When you take a closer look at the picture below even old wooden framework can be found ( left on pic behind bush ) This could mean that this building was still inhabited maybe in the early 1900’s
As we have sandy soil on RK you can imagine that the water needed for our plants goes straight down. To halt this Tichafa has made various types of raised beds to determine which type is best. So under our mulch we put 1. nothing, 2. two types of plastic sheets, 3. cardboard. Permaculture Research!
In the coming weeks we hope to install a Bucket Drip Irrigation System from Chapin Livin Waters.