Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Progress on the Bailey Island bridge

I have been anxious to see how the temporary bridge was actually going to disappear. Boy, are they busy doing just that today! The top two pictures are of the bridge workers taking apart both sides. They are even taking the huge cement bases out. And a local contractor is lugging the huge boulders away at the same time. I would say at this rate, there will be little left when we open the Inn on April 1st.

Then they will have to clean up the site where all of their trailers and equipment has been for the past 2 years. There is rumor that the former "Rock Ovens" restaurant is suppose to open too. But, you never can trust rumor on Bailey Island. When I hear for sure, I will let you know. It would be nice to have another restaurant on the island. For those of you who do not know, that restaurant was in my family for decades. I even ran it for 7 years before opening the Log Cabin in 1980.

The third picture was taken from Cooks Point of the newly renovated bridge. And finally, the last picture is of Matt, busy at work painting and caulking one of the bathrooms. All 9 rooms will have a fresh paint job when we open (which is in 43 days).

We are ordering a new web cam for the Inn this week. The existing one is acting up, so we are upgrading. Hopefully it will be up and running soon. And, it is a much better quality, so we are hoping the picture will be much nicer.

Hope all is well with all of you, Sue