BBC Documentary ( 2008 ) about Ras Kisimani

RK diving

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

Is it a house, is it a Mosque?

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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

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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

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Raised Beds research

RK raised beds 2

RK raised beds

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.