Construction Progress Update #7

Progress is exciting as the exteriors of the bures begin to look finished, and work starts on the insides of the rooms and the Salty Fox.  The pool is beginning to really take shape.  Thanks again to Karen Robertson for all of the great pictures.

 Once we removed the lava flow, the crew began forming up the rebar and iron for the walls.  Notice how nice and close the pool is to the resturant?

Once we removed the lava flow, the crew began forming up the rebar and iron for the walls.  Notice how nice and close the pool is to the resturant?

 The construction of the pool has progressed nicely.  In this earlier picture you can see the forms in place.

The construction of the pool has progressed nicely.  In this earlier picture you can see the forms in place.

 The front edge (towards the sea) is an infinity edge.  What a nice place to watch the sunset!

The front edge (towards the sea) is an infinity edge.  What a nice place to watch the sunset!

 Floors have been poured inside the Salty Fox, and the concrete block is being set for the bar and interior walls.

Floors have been poured inside the Salty Fox, and the concrete block is being set for the bar and interior walls.

 Someone has been having too much fun placing bits of coral and shells in the aggregate finish of the bures.

Someone has been having too much fun placing bits of coral and shells in the aggregate finish of the bures.

 Needless to say, the aggregate finish is beginning to look really sharp.

Needless to say, the aggregate finish is beginning to look really sharp.

 The view is looking pretty nice from the sleeping area of the bures.  The short wall show separates the bedroom from the lounge. You can also see how the framing is taking shape at the front of the bure.

The view is looking pretty nice from the sleeping area of the bures.  The short wall show separates the bedroom from the lounge. You can also see how the framing is taking shape at the front of the bure.

Now for something a little different.  How about a boat trip around the island of Taveuni?

 Waves breaking over the reef at Vuna

Waves breaking over the reef at Vuna

 That she blows!  I think this is the Vuna blowhole.  Someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

That she blows!  I think this is the Vuna blowhole.  Someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

The remaining two pictures are neat views of some of the secret waterfalls on the eastern side of Taveuni.

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