“Easy” in Ambergris Caye, Belize.


After all of the excitement on Saturday for the final pour – the roof – for our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize Rose and I decided we would have an easy Sunday.

We had a leisurely breakfast whilst we discussed the type of cabinets we are going to have for each of the bathrooms and the powder room. And the shelving in the hall closet and the utility (laundry) room. Nothing taxing at all.

Having settled on what we would like we decided that we would go to our build in Ambergris Caye, Belize later but first would spend a little time lounging on the beach in front of the condo we are renting. I took my Kindle and Rose took her iPod. Perfect!

After around two hours of really taking it easy we went in to have showers (it was really hot yesterday with very little by way of breeze) got dressed and drove up to Tres Cocos where, without any of the guys there, we were able to measure the exact spaces where the cabinets will go so that we could ‘sense check’ the decisions we had taken earlier in the day.

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Wardrobe space in the bedroom (Rose’s handicraft room) on the First Floor.

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Cabinet space in the en suite bathroom.

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Closet ( mud room) in the hallway.

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Cabinet area ( up to the red lines) in the powder room.

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Cabinet space in Rose’s bathroom on the Second Floor.

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And for my bathroom.

We continued this process for every room (apart from the two kitchens) for every room that requires cabinets, built in wardrobes or shelving but we worked quickly because it was very hot and there was hardly any breeze entering the house.

With our task completed I decided to see how the pour of the roof looked and got up there by using the scaffolding on the veranda of the Second Floor.

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Me up on the roof.

The concrete had started its curing process and I was able to walk on it without leaving my impression.

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Looking west.

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Looking east.

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Looking south.

I had thought that the views from the Second Floor had been good but up on the roof, some eleven feet higher, they are even better.

How about these views?

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Hopefully the plastering of the walls will start today and if it does there will be photos in tomorrow’s edition.

The headline is based on the 1977 single by the Commodores which reached number four in the US Billboard Hot 100 and number nine in the UK Singles Chart.

6 thoughts on ““Easy” in Ambergris Caye, Belize.

  1. What splendid views! Will you have central air conditioning? I’ve been researching rainwater collection systems: FASCINATING, right? Did your builder have previous experience with the kind you chose? I’ve seen the “old fashioned” kind; the kind that looks like a round hut perched on a rooftop before, and experienced how nice rainwater can be for showers. Impressive!

    • Hi Cindy. Yes, great views. The house will be fitted with AC. The rainwater system we will have will take the water to a 25,000 gallon tank under the house. Toilet flushing will be taken care of by a well in the garden. Pleased to say (although it was a necessary attribute for the contractor we chose) has experience . Regards John

  2. I’ve been in San Pedro for a week fishing and by total happenstance had a cart ride North of the bridge yesterday. As soon as I saw Pirates Cove I recognized your house-it’s much bigger than I had expected from your posts. I think the two of you will be very happy there. I enjoy watching the daily progress. Back in December, hope you’ll be living there by then.

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