Re: Betio sand
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:44

Thank you very much Peter. That is a great help. Now all I have to figure out is what to use on my display that looks realistic in scale. LOL

  • Betio sandPeter McQuarrie, Sun Oct 21 03:19
    Hi George, I lived on Betio for 7 years from 1969. The island is made entirely of coral. So the clean sand on the beaches was very white. Further inland it got greyish as it became contaminated with... more
    • Re: Betio sand — George E Proulx, Sun Oct 21 11:44
      • sandPeter McQuarrie, Sun Oct 21 13:47
        Hi George, It might be helpful to know that the white coral sand at Betio (and at other atolls) is quite a coarse sand, much more so than the fine white sand you might find on volcanic islands. To... more
        • echo that. mark, Thu Nov 1 11:56
          The sand Bob George sent me was fairly coarse and white.
          • Re: echo that. George E Proulx, Thu Nov 1 12:24
            In black & white pics of the battle the sand does look very, very light. I just wondered if the coral churned up during the assault discolored the beach sand at all and to any degree noticeable. No... more
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