Some free range benefits. The neighborhood herd keeps the grass freshly clipped. They provide speed enforcement in the residential areas. Help to fill the potholes . . .
30 March 2021
23 March 2021
16 March 2021
Barrel #2 has been packed and is ready to ship down to Bluefields. A Bluefields native who lives part time in FL has a business delivering empties and picking up and then shipping to Bluefields full ones. He travels up and down the coast from FL to NY. Excellent service. Once in Bluefields he can and does usually deliver the 46" tall full barrel wherever you want it to go. We provide him with a list of contents with photos and another for the end point delivery. Some of what went into the barrel, rug, sheets, cookware, hardware, towel rods, ceiling fan, bathroom mirrors...and more.
The above picture shows everything that has been documented and wrapped before you start playing the Tetris packing game.
09 March 2021
Is there an end in sight? Will the world start to normalize? Vaccines have been taken and its hopeful the pause button will be released and the play button on the Nicaragua project will be pressed soon. Trips have been missed and friends haven't been seen in to long.
But the regular flights are still being cancelled and pushed back. Even with vaccines there are still questions about testing procedures and quarantines. The task list is long and so much needs to be done. We will look forward to regular updates once the forward progress resumes again.
We are ready and waiting . . .
You may have never seen a travel carry-on bag packed this way. The above picture shows the hard to get electrical components needed for the cabins electrical systems (plus some small gifts for missed friends). Its packed and ready to take through TSA check points. I'm sure it will all make it through customs since it doesn't look suspicious at all . . .
22 December 2020
08 December 2020
Unfortunately with the pandemic everything has been moving in slow motion. The cabins haven't had any new work done. The barrel with building supplies is sitting in customs waiting to be checked out. Just waiting to see how the future unfolds. The vaccine is forthcoming. The snow is also scheduled to hit us here at home soon. Would be so nice to be down there getting some work done while dodging the cold weather.
07 December 2020
Wish we had some more news to post up for everyone that checks in on the blog but, the pandemic is slowing progress down for now. Hopefully things will normalize soon and travel can safely resume. No telling how long it will take for tourism to resume in the region.
One bit of interesting news, the blog just hit a new mark.
If anyone has any questions or needs any info please feel free to send an e-mail.
10 November 2020
There are not that many flowering plants that are truly salt tolerant. We are still looking and buying more to add to the garden. Flowering plants that can thrive and bloom near salt spray, not just salt air, are hard to come by. Several plants that had been recommended to us as salt tolerant suffered near the salt spray and had to be moved behind cover vegetation into the salt air zone. The mix of plants in the flower garden are growing nicely and bring in a huge amount of butterflies in all shapes and colors. The video does not capture them all as I was hoping it would.
27 October 2020
The head of the canal has also been cleared along the south side. When you reach the end of the canal you now have a much wider view of the beach line. This also helps to bring a bit of the beach breeze down to the pier so its not a muggy while loading and unloading the boats.
13 October 2020
To the Beach
Bluefields is a fun town to be based out of. There are a lot of fun things to do and great places to go. Unfortunately the beach is across the bay so you have to boat out to enjoy a good beach day. Totally worth it even on a choppy day!
29 September 2020
01 September 2020
The canal is about 800 meters long. A portion of the upper canal that had grown in has been cleared. You can see some of the lower section pictured below that will also need to be opened back up.