Monday, 5 March 2018

Seeing A Salt Farm In Thailand

Nothing like seeing dehydration at work. Just outside Bangkok, near the Gulf of Thailand, are a series of salt farms. It's kind of a misnomer, the process of making salt is more a matter of moving water around until evaporation leaves behind the salt.

Ponds and pounding. The brackish water is moved between various levee divided areas, upping the concentration of salt. In between water washes, the salt gets compacted. 

Typical pond. Bringing the pain: a steamroller-like machine, looking a little like Fred Flinstone's car.

Operator portrait. Woman power!

Lunch is on a humble, covered wooden platform in the middle of the ponds. A bowl, spoon and pillow for utility and comfort. Getting close to the final product.

Portrait two, in a storage warehouse.

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