Of the million-and-one projects I have racing around in my head everyday I had the opportunity to begin an experiment I have been wanting to start since coming down here to the island: Making Sea Salt. So here are the facts, from what I understand.
- Collect ocean water
- Allow to slowly evaporate in shallow pools
- Presto, you have salt
I may be severely underestimating the process and scale of this project but as I stated above, this is an experiment. I will you keep you up to date with my progress.
What the lovely photo above fails to express is the work it takes to haul 25 quarts of sea water over a quarter mile of deserted sand dunes! It will be worth it, even if all I get is one teaspoon of salt.