Encyclia caicensis: native orchids

Perfume ads tend to conjure up surreal empty fields filled with flowers that bloom aromatically, but at the end of Middle Caicos, at a place called Wild Cow Run, that dream really does exist. Following the single road that winds through sleepy villages like Conch Bar and Bambarra, places where friendly elders pass the time…

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salt cay life

rom the blue shores of the Atlantic through the beachside sluice gates and into the copper colored soul of Salt Cay run the legendary salinas. An artifact not only of the abandoned salt industry that drove the economy of Salt Cay 300 years ago, but also a place of memories for so many men, women…

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david bowen: keeper of the flame

In the presentations native Islander David Bowen gives visitors about the culture and history of the Turks and Caicos, more than words spin the tales. Conch shells, pearlescent and bright, sing out long-distance messages from the past. Fibers and grains evoke the fading eras of cotton and salt. He moves as he speaks, too, summoning…

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