Thursday, March 12, 2009

Beach Deck

In September 2008, Hurricane Ike came through the Turks and Caicos Islands and Salt Cay with a vengence. The boat Mike built was on the beach deck and when the winds reached the island, they tossed the boat around enough to collapse the roof of the deck. The boat either drifted off or is in pieces at the bottom of the Sea.

We did find all the pieces to the roof of the beach deck though... and this week we collected beach reed (aka bamboo) and Mike spent endless hours going up and down the ladder to put the beach deck back together.

During the hurricane, the high seas caused about a foot of sand to be relocated (we now have a wider beach but it's a foot lower!) Note the "interesting" scaffolding arrangement -- that scared the heck out of me -- he devised to get to the front of the beach deck roof!

Here's another view of the lengths of bamboo being attached to the backside of the beach deck... as of today the back is completely done. Yesterday afternoon we went out to East Beach and picked up the final bits of beach read to go along the sides... picture to follow tomorrow after it's completely done.
It's so great to have our outside room back!

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