Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Digging in the Maldives afterglow

sunrise Wednesday over the East Beach Cafe

I had a good trip back by BA on Saturday, landing at Gatwick 6:10pm, 11 hours after taking off. I arrived at the flat around 8:30pm. Roger had arrived for one night so it was good to catch up with him over a couple of bottles Chianti. We had lunch the following day at the George & Dragon at Houghton.

These are Bandos Island land shots from the last day:
 My Beach Villa
fish in middle of jetty

Indian Myna bird
dive boat dock

sailing centre
main jetty
Thanks to Lewis for the following shots which show various members of our group on land and underwater:
Tricia and Cody, Peter
Hassan, head of diving operation
Chris from Germany, Peter and me
Adel, Tricia, Cody and Sydney
Chris, Peter, Cody & Tricia,
Me and Peter stuying manifest
Hassan and shoal at end of dive

On Sunday afternoon  I attended a club dig on pasture near Steyning and found a William III halfpenny in poor condition but with enough detail to identify. These coins were notable for the low grade copper alloy and most suffer severe corrosion. I also found an 1857 Victoria gaming token and a strange suspension hoop.

William III ((1694-1702)) halfpenny. 
above Obverse: Kings bust, laureate and draped, facing right. GVLIELMVS - (TERT)I(VS)
below Reverse: Britannia seated right with raised hand. BRITAN - NIA.

Victoria gaming token dated 1857 above and below.

The weather has turned icy cold and the forecasts say we are in for a freezing night. In compensation we had a lovely sunrise this morning:

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