Saturday, December 15, 2007

They finally decided to remove the dead palm tree in front of our condo. Luis and Eddie did most of it with just one ax and a machete.

Luis is not young but he seems to do all the work that requires real muscle. He carries the 5gal bottles of water up 3 flights and he carried the marble tiles I bought up and then back down when I decided not to use them. Here he is laying into the trunk with the ax.

We were watching for it to fall but had come back inside, a big whoomp! and it was down.

This is Eddie beginning to cut it up.

It really didn't take very long for all of this, it's always amazing to me how much work they do manually and how quickly they get it done.

Almost done and the big guys take a break and let the young guy do the clean up.

Less than an hour from starting, the debris was gone, the sand was raked and only the roots remained. It's a lot of roots so we're wondering if they will leave them to decompose a bit or hack them out.

One of the things we love about our place is that we can spot turtles and rays in the clear water of the bay below us. Often we can see them when the snorkelers right next to them don't.

Getting a picture though is tough. Mimi got these this afternoon.

The first one is a ray, it's a little hard to see but you can make out the shape pretty well and with movement we could tell it was a ray.

This is a fair sized turtle coming up for air. There were two out there, one smaller and this one.

Pretty cool!


Blogger CancunCanuck said...

Jonna, you guys live in a spectacular place, wow. I love the pics of the ray and the turtle, how lucky you are to be so close to them, they are grand!

1:41 PM  
Blogger wayne said...

Congrats on the felling! I know it was bothering the shite out of you. Now you have a totally unrestricted view of the wildlife..both in and out of the ocean!

5:09 PM  

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