Again, two topics with pretty much NO link between the two. I’m throwing caution to the wind – and saying that this could be a new trend.
COULD be…it’s already making me uncomfortable. I did GOOGLE “conch and construction” to see if I could find a way to tie them together. I came up with a company called “Conch Construction Ltd” in Key West. And an interesting Wikipedia entry about a style of home in Key West at the turn of the 20th century called the “conch house”. Apparently people immigrating from the Bahamas were called “conchs”.
Interesting but not at all relevant.
So let’s continue.
A few pictures from town. You can see how the sargasso influx has darkened the water. Here’s yesterday…
Earlier this year in March.
They do a fried conch “steak” with rice and beans and it is heaven.
I’ll report back.
On to construction. This island is exploding with it. I wrote about the HUGE construction projects south of town just a few weeks ago. Here are some photos of smaller projects north of town.
The new trend in town seems to be rental retail space. It seems like every empty yard in town…someone is squeezing in a small store or shack to rent out. Even on the shore line…people with beachfront properties are putting in docks to rent.
I definitely get the idea…but how much rental space will we really need in San Pedro?
This project is about 2 miles north – across the street from Ak’Bol Eco-Resort.
And then a bit south again. But just north of the abandoned building called THE HOTEL. (Remember how impressed I was by it in 2012? Nah…me neither)
And then across from Stella’s Sunset…not on the beach or the lagoon.
That’s all for now…
I’m headed to town.