Sunday, May 25, 2008


Janne talked to Willie last week and they discussed logistics. When we build the house in August, Willie and his crew will need a place to stay- and that means essentially camping, at least until the small house is done and can be used to sleep in. And of course all these strapping Swedes will need feeding and watering. It might be 5 or 6 guys for 5 or 6 days, so that's a lot of chow and a lot of sleeping rough.

Janne had the suggestion of using a helicopter to lift everything from the dock to the building site. It's only 400-500 meters or so, but it's going to take all of us probably 2 days to hand carry it all uphill and overland. Janne's point is that we could do all that with a copter in a hour instead, with a lot less chance of injury or damage, and a lot quicker start to the actual building.

It's not cheap, of course, but saving 2 days of Willie's time has a lot of value. Plus it is pretty cool. I wonder if I could play "Ride of the Valkyries" as we circle the island....

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