Monday, 22 February 2010
Loading into the container
11th Feb and all is ready to go with the first load of boat and house gear to drive over from Placencia to Big Creek aboard "Kungo", my friend Paul's great workboat - kindly lent for the Belize extraction project! Huge thanks goes to Rudi, Bob, Bill, John and Dave for their help, friendship and handy muscles on the day.
All went like clockwork with just two trips across the lagoon needed to transport Cookie and all our house contents. The day threatened rain first thing, but the weather gods smiled and we had good dry conditions and nothing got wet - most importantly my wife Michelle's artwork!!!!!!!
Mr. Gustavo Carillo and his team at the Banana Enterprise Office in Big Creek Port were super helpful and laid the container on the ground right at the shoreline to make loading easy. The port guys all chipped in and helped get Cookie packed in safely - no shortage of hands at the ready!!
It was a great relief at 3pm to click the padlock onto the doors after customs had fixed their seal and the loading job was done. Time for beers all round!