‘The Long and Winding Road’ in today’s headline is inspired by the song by The Beatles which was released in 1970 and was a track from the ‘Let It Be’ album. It made number one in the UK and US charts and was the group’s last number one in the US.
So why did I choose this song ? The road from the northern side of the bridge to our build in Ambergris Caye,Belize is not that long. At half a mile I would say ( can’t be precise because our golf cart doesn’t have a mileometer) it cannot be described as long. It does wind a bit though and that is reason enough for me. Plus, I think it is a great song.
The road ahead immediately ahead of us after crossing the bridge.
The next stretch takes us to the beginning of Reef Village.
And past the entrance to the Kama Lounge.
Past the main entrance to Reef Village.
The next stretch takes us past Reef Village.
The Jolly Roger behind us and Legends just in front with Pirate’s Treasure Restaurant and Bar in the distance and we are there.
The route there though is a dirt road and is a very bumpy and at times slow drive.
Just one of what seems like hundreds of potholes.
When we eventually got to our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize we were surprised, but pleased, to see that work on the concrete – contrary to what we had been told yesterday- had actually started.
There were eleven guys on site with four supplying the mixer to make the concrete, three on wheelbarrow duty and four managing the pour.
Boards were positioned across the water tank to provide access for the pouring.
‘Junior’ on the wheelbarrow with Anhill and Martin making sure that the concrete was poured in the right place.
Once again the vibrator was in constant use.
Martin in ‘charge’ of the vibrator
Some sections of the forms were too difficult to take the wheelbarrow to for direct pouring and it was necessary to shovel the concrete in.
Nicholas on shovel duty.
It still amazes me how they manage to move so much concrete in such a rudimentary way with boards placed together to create walkways.
Anhill nailing the boards together.
They will complete the pouring of the final sections tomorrow morning and I will be there after my early morning breakfast at Estel’s.
They are already preparing for the next pour though because another delivery of rebar had been made.
Further delivery of thirty-nine foot, six inch lengths of rebar.