Woke up (later than normal) this morning with what can only be described as a sore head. The after effects of drinking a few too many Belikins last night when Rose and I started off the night by going to Legends Burger House to catch the inaugural Blues Wednesday. The place was heaving and the sounds were great.
After a few beers there (who was counting) we headed off to the Roadkill Bar to find the place equally as busy. It was packed with the Jerry Jeff Walker Pickin’ Parties who all appeared to want to take part in the karaoke.
It was a fun evening but I paid the price in the morning and it took me much, much longer to ‘get in to gear’. I did come around eventually and Rose and I set off to see what was going on at our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize.
As we’re driving down the road we could see a tipper truck parked up. When we got to the site we could see why. Wooden poles needed to be moved to allow the truck access to tip its load of sand for our castle.
Sam and Martin moving the poles.
They worked quickly and it wasn’t long before the truck was tipping its load.
Preparing for the concrete pour.
Even before the truck had departed Sam and Martin were back at work cutting wood to make the side form boards.
Watch your fingers!
The forms were being assembled in the shade near the bodega ready for moving to near our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize when the guys fixing the boards were ready for them.
How many more do we need?
Once again we could not get inside the house because of the scaffolding but we could see that most of the base form boards had been fitted because the inside of the Ground Floor was so dark. Very little sunlight was getting through.
Look how dark inside the northern side of the house is.
Looking through the clerestory window.
Dark inside of the western (lagoon) side of the house.
Close up of the main bedroom.
Looking into the living/kitchen room and the store room.
Walking around to the southern side of the house we could see that boards were being prepared for fixing for the veranda.
Measuring where to cut.
Let’s get the nails in.
It wasn’t long before another board was ready for fixing for the southern veranda.
Alfredo fixing it in place.
As we completed the final tour of the outside we could see that they were putting the final supports in place for the staircase.
Zapeda in cramped working conditions.
It was obvious that there is still some work to do before the pour for the First Floor can take place but hopefully this can be completed for Saturday. This is still obviously the target because as Rose and I were preparing to leave the tipper truck turned up. This time with a delivery of gravel.
It’s a tight fit.
The headline is based on the second track of side two of the ‘Axis, Bold as Love’ album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience which was released in 1967 in the UK and the following year in the US.