Well a long quiet summer. we have had some great fishing. Both spin and fly have been great, Chuck Horner was back and got a super slam. Some great baracuda fishing on spin tackle was had and the summer boasted some really big bonefish. On the lodge front we are proceeding in adding our very own Padi dive center. Eight sets of BCs and regulators have arrived and we are expecting the delivery of our 9cfm dive compressor soon. now we need to get the word out. David and Kim Sheridan are here for the week and will be doing some work on the web site. Please watch for exciting news and stuff on that. We are offering a get aquainted dive package! You should book now because this will end Jan 1st 2010. Seven nights six days three dives per day including all food for just $750. per person double occupancy. For those that know Mango Creek that is the lowest price ever and includes the diving!
When I figure out how to add photos I will post some new shots of the cabanas. We have changed the roofing on cabana one and two and will be doing three and four soon. The new white metal roof stands out, are insulated so not noisy or hot, and the unexpected bonus is that the cabanas stay cleaner and there are less bugs arround. We were against losing the thatch look for so long but it has turned out that the metal is a huge improvement.
Cabana five and six are getting slowly underway. We have started the hardwood phase for our new family style cabanas and the wood is here drying. Carlos has started cutting the 8 x 10 logs into boards. We will make the doors and windows first and then put up the walls onto our over the water foundation that is already there. With the economy still lagging this will be a slow process. If on the other hand this recession is over then the cabanas might come faster. I’m afraid the tree houses will have to wait. It is our dream to have four tree houses and that will put us at the point where we can house over twenty people and be able to do destination weddings. That is as big as we see this place getting.
Patrice and I will be in Durango in October and some of November. John and Cindy on the sailboat Tagmoo, will be minding things while we are away. There are a lot of people out there that will come back to MCL this year, with the improving economy we hope you will book soon, we miss you guys!