Progress update from Abaco…

Hello from the Miami airport!  I am on my way home to Talladega after a short trip to check on the houses and inspect the progress on The Bridge House at Schooner Bay.  I am SO EXCITED!  The Bridge House is just as I hoped it would be!  I can’t wait to see it finished!  The finish dates keeps moving farther out.  (Is that surprising to anyone?)  I think it is possible that it could be finished the end of February, but there is still a lot of work to be done.  Luckily they have large crews that will work on the different finish processes – such as tile work, painting, etc.

The Bridge House on Harbour Island at Schooner Bay, Abaco, Bahamas
The Bridge House on Harbour Island at Schooner Bay, Abaco, Bahamas

As you can see in the picture, the Bridge House is PINK!  There is trim on the main level that still needs to painted white and the landscaping will help tone down the pink.  Right now I think it looks TOO pink!…but I hope you can envision it with more white trim and some nice landscaping.  🙂

We will park our golf carts under the roof by the back porch.
We will park our golf carts under the roof by the back porch.
The back porch has a nice view.  The pink clouds from the sunset make a nice background.
The back porch has a nice view. The pink clouds from the sunset make a nice background.
Another view of the Bridge House.
Another view of the Bridge House.

The main floor has 2 bedrooms (that will have king beds) each with an ensuite bath, and there is a powder room off the living area.  The ‘pop-up loft’ has 2 more bedrooms and a ‘Jack & Jill’ bathroom setup – where each bedroom has a powder room with a door to a shared tub/shower.    The views from the loft are WONDERFUL!  These pictures will give you an idea of the views:

The mouth of the harbour and Iron Shore - with walking trails and FABULOUS views!
Looking at the mouth of the harbour and Iron Shore – with walking trails and FABULOUS views!
The 'Captain's Cottage' and 'Guest House' on the harbour entrance
The ‘Captain’s Cottage’ and ‘Guest House’ on the harbour entrance
Looking over the harbour bridge and at Schooner Bay
Looking over the harbour bridge and at Schooner Bay
Looking over the harbour and to Little Bridge Beach
Looking over the harbour and to Little Bridge Beach

 

Another view of Little Bridge Beach
Another view of Little Bridge Beach in the distance

As you may have read, a big part of my last post was about moving the 3 huge coconut trees at Casuarina Point.  We put the two smaller trees (each about 25 feet tall!) at Kokomo and the very tallest (about 30 feet) in front of Abaco Palms.  They were transplanted around the beginning of October, and about 4 weeks later THE BIG TREE FELL!  WOW!  I bet the neighborhood shook!  I was so sad when I received the call.

This is the top of the big coconut after it fell over.
This is the top of the big coconut after it fell.
And this is the trunk of the big coconut tree.  You can see the root ball, too.
And this is the trunk of the big coconut tree. You can see the root ball, too.

The GOOD news is that the tree was quickly replanted, and has now stood for about 5 weeks – through some really high winds!  I HOPE it is safe now and will make it.  It has a new pod of baby coconuts – so I think that is a good sign.  We are still watering it every day.  While it was on the ground they removed some more of the palm branches to help minimize the wind resistance.

The big coconut tree at sunrise this morning.
The big coconut tree at sunrise this morning.
Camp David's grass and landscaping are looking good!
Camp David’s grass and landscaping are looking good!

That’s it for now!  Almost time for my flight….

 

 

 

 

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