Construction Progress Update #1

We've shown you a few pictures on Facebook that Karen took, and I thought it might be fun to talk about them.  I really appreciate her help, and it helps she is a pretty fine photographer.

First,  we had to have Shah Construction bring in their heavy equipment from Savusavu on Vanua Levu.  Naturally the ferry was too expensive, so they brought goodies over on an inter- island freighter.  Below are a few cool pictures of the endeavor.  We've heard from a few friends at Aroha Taveuni that they started work pretty darn early/late (sorry!)

In the foreground is Shah Construction's cement mixer.  It will be very busy over the next few months.

In the foreground is Shah Construction's cement mixer.  It will be very busy over the next few months.

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Already to go!

Already to go!

It's official now!  Resorts and Peaches is on the way.  I've asked mom if the signature drink should be a fuzzy navel.  For those new to the business, the actual company name is Resorts and Beaches.

It's official now!  Resorts and Peaches is on the way.  I've asked mom if the signature drink should be a fuzzy navel.  For those new to the business, the actual company name is Resorts and Beaches.

Here you can see the construction crew laying out the foundations for the Salty Fox and the pool.  Check out the fresh sand that was quarried elsewhere on Taveuni.  They will also quarry aggregate on the Taveuni as well.  All this locally sourced material helps with our sustainability goals.

Here you can see the construction crew laying out the foundations for the Salty Fox and the pool.  Check out the fresh sand that was quarried elsewhere on Taveuni.  They will also quarry aggregate on the Taveuni as well.  All this locally sourced material helps with our sustainability goals.

Cutting the foundation for Bure #1.  These guys do very tidy work.

Cutting the foundation for Bure #1.  These guys do very tidy work.

Here the guys are beginning to layout the foundation for Bure #2.  We've adjusted some of the locations for the bures to maximize the views and privacy for our guests.  It is cool to think how fast the grass will grow back after the work is completed.

Here the guys are beginning to layout the foundation for Bure #2.  We've adjusted some of the locations for the bures to maximize the views and privacy for our guests.  It is cool to think how fast the grass will grow back after the work is completed.