This drying wood is becoming rental cabins. FALSE BLUFF is tethered between the sea to the east and a lagoon to the west. A boat ride from the lagoon up our private canal brings visitors to a world of unimagineable beauty.
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Its been a few years since we started this family blog to document the progress of making False Bluff a reality. The slow expansion has taken a lot of time and effort. None of this could have been accomplished without the great people we have met and worked with in Nicaragua. Thanks again as always.
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Clearing and planting South False Bluff is progressing at a steady pace. The southern farms were purchased a few years ago before the power line had been cut through. The vegetation was very thick and difficult to get through. Using Google Earth we could see a very large brown area which appeared to be an estuary. The jungle was difficult to get through and you couldn't see much of the estuary. When the power line was cut, it opened everything up and allowed for a wide view of the estuary so you can start to get an idea of just how large it is.
In the few years since the power line was cut you can see how quickly the vegetation has grown back up.
You can now start to see the extent of the estuary. Hopefully one day after the trails have been cut in a nice viewing platform can also be built.
Several different types of landscape fencing have been tried out at False Bluff. When we originally started improving our farm we tried using galvanized barbed wire. It turned into dust in less than 2 years along the Caribbean beach side due to the salt spray. We then tried using old fishing nets. They are fairly plentiful and cheap. They could be cut up and installed easily and withstood a lot of UV damage. Unfortunately they were still nets and one day a large bird got hung up and had to be cut out before it could be set free. We decided to try and find something better. Our caretaker was able to locate some aluminum scrap cable from a recycling center and we have been installing it as fencing for a couple of years now. It holds up great in the salt air and its now being installed along South False Bluff.
It has only been a couple of years since the electrical transformer was installed. The salt in the air was beginning to corrode the transformer. An employee from Enel, the National Electric Company, had to be hired to come out, clean the transformer off and paint it with a salt resistant epoxy.
The national road to Bluefields is more than 90% completed. The public buses have been running for about a year now on the new road. There were some issues in the beginning but it sounds like things are smoother now. It will be interesting to see how much commerce increases once the final parts of the road are completed.
Selective clearing has begun on south False Bluff. Some of the undergrowth will be removed to start planting more of the native coconuts. This will produce more coconuts to sell while also providing a very nice beach area for our visitors.