Thursday, 29 March 2012

The beach one day before the 2012 season

These last days have been rather warm and sunny, today there is a fresh breeze, but nonetheless there are some people already tanning and enjoying the beach in front of us. The season starts as normal and tomorrow we open the campsite ! We will continue reporting on the progress of the work in the new pub, but the supermarket is ready, as well as the restaurant, the swimming pool and all the rest.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Supermarket getting ready

In three days the supermarket will open. Here you see the carpenter, Paquito, finishing changes in the furniture of the ice cream sales point: it will allow for more surface and for a new refrigerator that will come soon. There are still a lot of details to finish, but at least we will be able to open with the basic functionality.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Terrace progressing slowly

Work in the terrace is progressing slower than planned. While have had some rainy days, the delay is mostly due to the task taking much more effort than initially thought. Also, the carpenter will need much more days than planned. As a result, the opening day for the lounge bar will have to move to the beginning of June. Because this bar is a new offer in the campsite, this is not going to disrupt the normal functioning of the rest of the services.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Also wood inside, preparations

A wooden deck, also inside the new lounge bar, should warm the appearance, afterall an industrial design may be too cold when brought to its maximum. Here Ramon is putting some very light concrete between the wood pieces that are going to be the basis for the wooden deck.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Fireproof paint for steel beams

In order to assure some fire resistance, metal beams have to be painted with a special fireproof paint. Here a painter is protecting a steel beam. The paint is very toxic and therefore that misterious suit. Afterwards, a more normal paint is going to give the final colour, but this will happen in some more days.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

The basis for the new deck

Before the terrace can have a wooden surface, in our case a metal basis is necessary in order to have a flat surface. Here you see, from left to right, Jorge, Jesus and Fernando mounting that metal basis.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Now comes the terrace

The new lounge bar (the name is still not decided) will have a big terrace. At the beginning of this winter we removed all the gravel and insulating layers, and it was all ready for a big change in the slopes. We later decided differently and are going to keep the same slopes. Because of all the workers that were walking on the waterproofing layer, that layer was no more correct, so we had to reinforce it. Now the builders are putting a thinner insulation layer, and next comes some concrete to harden that surface. At the end, in some weeks a layer of wood will give the final appearance.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Adjusting the new ceiling in the kitchen

After some delays, the new kitchen's ceiling is going to be finished. Here you see a technician working in the join between the ceiling and the big extractor fan. In a few days the machines will arrive, but anyway we plan to open that kitchen in one month.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Still a mess inside the supermarket

Changes in the supermarket progress slower that planned. Here you can see a part of the chaos. However, the new kitchen will not need to operate until the 1st May, the day the internet cafe has to open. The rest of the supermarket should be finished when the camping opens, on the 30th of March.
Here you see a carpenter preparing a separator wall between the area with shelves (the exact supermarket) and the area with tables, bakery and takeaway food.