Expedition 27 - 26th June 1999
Smirisary to White Sands
A nice dry day with a cool breeze. The explorers were:
Anne Marie, Charlene, Claire, Iain, Laura, Karen, Margaret
and Robert plus Sandra and Sheila.
The expedition started from the Smirisary car park and
the first part of the journey retraced our route of
the previous Samalaman expedition to the point where
we left the shore. We walked along the shore examining
each of the ruined houses of old Smirisary, stopping
for a break when we reached the first renovated house.
We then walked through the pasture lands of old Smirisary,
taking a good look at Mrs MacIsaac's Jacob's Sheep.
When we reached the beach there was a fine precipitous
path which gave a great photo opportunity. From this
point the expedition took the path along the cliffs
until we reached the waterfall where another break was
The next stage, from the waterfall to the White Sands,
seemed to go on forever and several explorers were feeling
the strain. However, once the sands were reached and
the opportunity to paddle and swim became available,
all thought of fatigue disappeared.
lain did a nice comprehensive expedition drawing showing
the car, one of the reconstructed houses, two Jacob's
sheep and some explorers in the sea, Robert's drawing
was rather similar. Claire also showed people on the
beach and the rest drew houses or sheep.