Visited the stunning Ortinola cocoa estate today for afternoon tea and a tour. Located in the lush and vibrant green hills of Maracas Valley, the Ortinola estate has existed since the late 1700’s. From the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s the estate was owned by the Cadbury Bros. of England and produced fine Trinidad cocoa for their confections. The great house of Ortinola was restored in the early 2000’s and was once the home of the Cadbury manager of the estate.
We enjoyed tea with its unique treats like savory katchorie and cassava pone. I also got to dance on the cocoa beans, this is the traditional (only) way to polish the beans!
On Friday 21st September 2018, the AAPGYPTT led a field visit for Schlumberger to the Los Iros Disaster Zone. Their group comprised of individuals with from wireline operations, subsurface, information solutions, facilities managment and even mud engineering.
The AAPGYPTT introduced the group to the deformation features that our team has observed in the area since the earthquake. We related the timeline of events and gave possible explanations as to how these features may have formed. The Schlumberger group observed slickensides, offset roadways and farmland, the heavily faulted driveway at the famers house, the thrust deformation on the beach and the evidence of ancient mud flows and ongoing mud volcanism.
Simultaneously the AAPG conducted a trial test on using a handheld geiger counter to determine the location of faults. Preliminary results thus far are encouraging - stay tuned for details.
The AAPG YP TT thorougly enjoyed hosting Schlumberger for this trip and for the opportunity to have our observations, learnings and models, shared throughout their organisation.
We look forward to and will be hosting more groups in the coming weeks! Email us at email@example.com if you wish to tag along on a future visit to the Los Iros area.
This exciting set of adorable jars are filled with sugary treats for your lips.
Combined with jojoba oil,a wee bit of castor oil,sweet almond oil and vitaminE this jar of lip scrubs will beautifully exfoliate your lips,getting them ready for the smoothest lipstick or gloss application.
Now comes in a 1.5 oz jar
Choose from an assortment of decadent flavours.
💋French kiss (fuchsia pink)
🍉Watermelon (light pink)
🍫Chocolate truffle (dark brown)
☕Coffee babe (light brown with coffee beans)
🌴🥥Coconut (blue and brown)