We are still working towards opening in early March but we don’t have a fixed date yet. Steady progress on all fronts over Christmas and the New Year. The most visible change is for the water sports pier on the north side of the island . . . the pilings are in place and the supports and decking will arrive this month. Here you see the pilings taking shape. The stone supports allow almost complete water flow under the pier and into the mangroves and the pier runs out to the existing (relatively) deep water channel so we will be able to get our kayaks and paddle boards in and out at any state of the tide. During the very low winter tides we can walk out to the channel. High tides on the other hand will come up nearly to the top of the pilings . . . .
We’ve started the process of cleaning the area, laying more wood chips for the path and gravel in front of the buildings. The rains this month are letting grass grow all over the place so the paths are a pleasing (and comfortable) mixture of green and brown.
Kitchen planning is on the go and we look forward to being able to have a cold beer on site soon instead of having to bring it down in a cool box :). Walking home along the boardwalk the other night there were swarms of fire flies either side of us . . . .
To close, a shot of a crab that live in the mud around the pier; it’s about as big as half my thumb and there are others bright blue. What a pretty collection they make!