Friday, April 14, 2006

I finally got the mulcher. The only vehicle I could tow it with was in the shop being repaired. However, Joseph fixed it. Allied Tool Rental brought the mulcher over from St Thomas and I had to tow it 10 miles from Cruz Bay to Salt Pond, a long and winding journey. 10 miles at 20 mph. It was especially harrowing when the mulcher came off the tow ball while I was on a main roadway in Cruz Bay with the Police coming up the hill. Allied did not put the pin in the hitch. Yet, all worked out as Cheeky from Allied came out to help put the mulcher back on the tow ball. The police were understanding as they drove by.
The rock cribs continue to be built up. The wall has gone up fast. This will be the retaining wall for the lower deck of the Pavilion.
This was once a dirt and bumpy road. We had it paved last year; 2000 feet of road. It was a very smooth operation. Currently, our guests park along the road but, in the future we plan to provide parking near the road that leads to the pavilion. Rumor has it we will put the parking area on top of our new maintenance building.
This is E13, one of the accessible cabins along the road. We constructed these in 2004. We had a Disabilities Conference in July of 2005. Multi Design for People, LLC and Stanley Selengut collaborated on bringing 4 individuals with disabilities and mobility issues to stay in our Accessible Eco Tents. It was a week long event that ended in an Island Conference held at Maho Bay's Pavilion. Senators and Public Officials were present to discuss the future of making The Virgin Islands more accessible for people with disabilities. ST. John restaurants such as Rumbalayan's, The Westin, Caneel Bay, Miss Lucy's, Aqua Bistro, Cinnamon Bay, Skinny Legs and of course, Maho Bay's Pavilion Restaurant all donated meals to the cause. Rhode Island School of Design had interns come and assist on constructing ramps and assist in activties. The participants had a great time.
I can envision the pavilion and imagine the sounds of nature flowing through it's design. I can imagine the weddings, musicians, artists, and writers all spellbound. The full moon will be a site to behold from the decks. I hear rumor we might set up a high powered telescope and let people get closer to the amazing starry nights. Bring several wishes as shooting stars are a common site.


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