Sixteen volunteers, staff and friends of the National Trust visited Cayman Brac for the Discovery Day long weekend.
The visit coincided with the Trust Council’s annual meeting in the Brac and included school visits and familiarization excursions with the nature tourism product of the Sister Islands. The trip was made possible with the help of Crighton Properties Ltd.
All Cayman Brac schools were included in the seven presentations by staff covering subjects from Past Industries to Native Animals and presentations were made to two churches on Historic Homes.
A survey of historic homes and graveyards was also carried out. As part of the familiarisation trip, the group took part in a range of activities including a visit to the Trust’s Eldemire House project, a hike to the Splits (a National Trust site on the West End of the island) and a snorkel trip to the Prince Frederick wreck. Various members of the group also dove the wreck of the Captain Keith Tibbetts. They also visited the natural attractions of Peter’s Cave, Nanny’s Cave and the Brac Parrot Reserve with Brac Nature Guide, Cantrell Scott and embarked on an island exploration to learn more about some of the Brac’s unique species of plants including the Brac’s unique cacti. The group also took part in observing a bat fly-out on the Bluff.