Back in November, Richard, Craig, Joe, and Lloydie had poured concrete in 2/3rd of the space below the cabana. It turned out great. We left the last 1/3rd to do until later so we could move the water vats off the sand onto the concrete and then pour concrete where the vats had been. This time Dennis was part of the crew and Seven took Joe's place. In the photo below you can see Dennis shoveling the newly mixed concrete into the wheel barrow so it can be poured on top of the wire mesh between the forms just behind Dennis. The concrete is all mixed by hand; it is actually faster than the little motorized concrete mixer we shipped down. Live and learn.
|Token photo of Dennis working. :-) Not true, he does his share. Lucky for me , I am the photographer.
|Seven and Craig are ready to go. Note the tamper (4x4 with a 1x4 base) used to flatten the sand base.
It progressed very quickly; the guys were good.
|Craig floating the concrete.
With everybody working hard, the work got done in just one day instead of one and a half.
|Richard dumping the next wheelbarrow load, Craig floating, Seven shoveling, and Lloydie at the ready.
The finished product looks great! We'll have 5 vats across the front and 4 more along the side we just poured.
|You can see the edge of one vat at the front. Two more will go to the left of it and then 4 down the side at the left of the photo.
It will be much easier to keep clean and dry now.
|View from the front toward the back.
After finishing early, Dennis took the crew for some liquid refreshment at Craig's bar. They got there just before the rain came.
The next few shots are all from the same perspective with different atmospheric conditions.
|A boat is trying to beat the rain to Monkey River.