Relocate Frankia, then get a sweat on helping repair the ‘fallen Marquee with the busted boobies’, and end the day with a chilled Doombar – plan A.
My bike still has the ‘Brands Hatch 24hr Cycle’ race number, the uni-Cycle is in-board of it. It’s nice having my own wheels in Spain even though all my sits have been great letting me freely use their cars and bikes.
Onto El Nido patch and a catch-up coffee with Stu & Lynne, my hosts. The proposed way ahead they felt, was to support the new roof beams beams by sinking two 3.2 metre poles on the centreline of this massive marquee (a 6mtr x 6mtr unit), my alternative suggestion was four poles to manage roof weight and wind shear, and leave the centre area free .. work began on the pole footings….
Stu and I mixed concrete, dug and discussed the beer o clock tipple.
The cement mixer, ballast, marquee, water, are all on different levels on this site. Carting buckets of wet cement up flights of steps, lifting the small wooden telegraph poles and getting the steel beams on site all made for a shirtless work-out in the sun, and Day One was on track! We might finish part one in daylight too.