‘Scaffold’ in Ambergris Caye, Belize.


Although I got up this morning at 5 am I was feeling slightly the worse for wear. Probably caused by only having around four and a half hours of sleep, concentrating on the cards we drew last night on the Poker Run and maybe, just maybe, the copious amount of Belikin I consumed. You would think that at my age I would know better!

The Poker Run, as always, was great fun made even more so by the high number of people that went on this one. A fact strongly confirmed by the winner’s prize ( not me I am sorry to say) of BZ$1,040.

For those of you that read this blog that either live on Ambergris Caye or are visiting soon the next Poker Run is Saturday 2 February. The big question is whether my constitution will recover in time!

Anyway, watched the Chelsea v Arsenal game that started at 7.30 am. A particularly frustrating and annoying game – yes, you guessed it, Arsenal lost. I had some breakfast before the Tottenham v Manchester United game started and did watch the first half but my heart wasn’t in it. I still felt deflated by Arsenal’s defeat so I thought I would pick up on where I left off in yesterday’s edition and update you on what other progress had been made on our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize.

Further progress had been made on pouring the lintels with a focus on the southern side of the house and laying the final two courses of ‘blocks.

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You can now see the position of the two windows in the store room.

With the lintels in place on the northern side of the house the final courses of ‘blocks had been laid.

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Daniel Camal, our building contractor,in the sweat top inspecting the work.

We could also see that a lot of effort and sweat had been expended on erecting the scaffold for the veranda on the western (lagoon) side of the house.

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Can’t wait until the veranda is there so we can really savour the view.

Once again wood features very strongly in our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize.

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Wooden struts hold the scaffold in place.

The base for forms and supporting posts to create the veranda on the eastern side of the house had also been installed.

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Ready for the five foot wide veranda.

And for you rebar fans out there work had also started on creating the frames for the concrete beams that will be poured soon to support the First Floor.

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Piling up.

Today’s headline is inspired by a challenge by my friend John in the UK (well actually he is currently on an extended holiday in Thailand) to include scaffold in the headline. The Scaffold was a group from England that included Mike McGear the brother of Paul McCartney. Their most famous hit was ‘Lily the Pink’ which reached number one in the UK Singles Chart in 1968.

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