The Project Continues

Work continues in Portsmouth – on island time…

Island Time... The Womens Club has the coldest beers!

Island Time… The Womens Club has the coldest beers!

Unfortunately, we’ve still not started on the moorings but the Pavilion is coming along nicely. It won’t look finished until the roof is done – which has been contracted out by a charity organization that Hank Schmidt operates – they’ve raised over $25,000 for the Portsmouth area – including the roof!

Preparing for the footing

Preparing for the footing

How many engineers to hang a flag?

How many engineers to hang a flag?

The kitchen counter takes shape

The kitchen counter takes shape

Chief Engineer, Bill from Alembic

Chief Engineer, Bill from Alembic

Meanwhile, we took some time off to do the Indian River Tour with Albert and his son Avin. Helen on Alembic had been insistent that Albert join us – his first trip up the river since losing one leg below the knee shortly before Maria struck. He was in fine spirits as Alvin rowed us up the river. Sadly the river is not in such spirits and I’ve included a couple of shots from last year to compare with this year’s river…

Indian River December - same spot...

Indian River December – same spot…

The Indian River pre-Maria

The Indian River pre-Maria

Indian River close to the Jungle Bar

Indian River close to the Jungle Bar

Pre Maria close by the Jungle Bar

Pre Maria close by the Jungle Bar

The Jungle Bar :-(

The Jungle Bar :-(

Even so, we had an interesting tour and saw quite a variety of wildlife.

A group of happy OCCers. From back left to front right: Albert, Carl (Northern Star, Bill (Toodle-oo!), Ardys (Northern Star), Helen (Alembic), Bill (Alembic), Laurie (Toodle-oo!)

A group of happy OCCers. From back left to front right: Albert, Carl (Northern Star, Bill (Toodle-oo!), Ardys (Northern Star), Helen (Alembic), Bill (Alembic), Laurie (Toodle-oo!)

Can't remember the name of this pretty bird

Can’t remember the name of this pretty bird

Green Backed Heron. (I think it had a different name on our last visit!)

Green Backed Heron. (I think it had a different name on our last visit!)

Green Iguana

Green

One thought on “The Project Continues

  1. Don Joyce

    Thanks for the great work. Portsmouth deserves all the help we can give. When you leave could you send me or Hank a list of things still needed? I can forward the list to Hank. Sometimes the PAYS people loose track of such things. We are coming down in the New Year albeit via the Thorny Path, so who knows when we get there.

    Thanks

    Don

    PS: Albert’s son’s name is Avin, not Alvin. He is simply too polite to correct you.

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