Boddam Island Bimble - Part Two
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Wed 26 Jun 2019 23:17
Boddam Island Bimble – Part Two
We found the church.
A coconut crab sitting on the top step.
The remains of the church.
School, community centre or hospital. A big building. Boddam was once home to a small community who kept some domestic animals, caught fish and raised a coconut plantation.
A window at the end of the building.
A clipping outlining the history of how BIOT came to be. Each citizen was given three thousand pounds, many signed with their thumbprint not knowing what it all really meant.
We found a couple of graves behind the church and sadly, lots of broken glass. We set off to find the main graveyard at the other end of the island.
Another building with rusted water tank attached.
Bear poses beside a house. Should anyone return to live here a massive amount of clearing and rebuilding would have to be undertaken. Trees have had freedom, the next track was far too overgrown for our footwear.
Back on the beach we saw a rope swing made from a ring off a boat called Wakanui (a familiar ding....mmm).
We came upon the well used by yachties (not suitable for drinking, so the books say)..........
....... beyond, an area set up for hanging laundry, a chair to sit and read perhaps.
The we saw quite a well maintained track and began to follow little strips of orange plastic tied to trees along the way.
A half wall and a water pipe.
We came to the graveyard and paid our respects (own blog).
ALL IN ALL LONELY, DARK AND LEFT ALONE
RATHER SAD BUT FABULOUS CRABS