Plans are made, adjusted and negotiated, and then finally the workers are called so that something real comes of the plans. In this case its a lovely walking trail and bridge that connects two beaches.
The first of two bridge support runs are in place. The view across to Echo Beach.
Up close and personal with half of the bridge support. The view across to Pererenan Beach.
On the Echo Beach side there’s a lovely, curving path that leads to local food vendors, the famed La Brisa restaurant, and seafood grill operators.
Back at Pererenan Beach, only 800 meters from Ohana, workers are finishing up the concrete tile floor for a semi-circular welcome area. This entire project is shaping up nicely.
Our builder, Wayan, is a leader in his local village and twice a year hosts a Balinese ceremony.
(Photo: Wayan to my left, his partners, and the site foreman – in a striped shirt)
Wayan invited Shelly and I to a post-ceremony celebration of music, dance and Balinese cuisine at his home. It was a privilege to be a part of his extended family. Everyone was generously and genuinely willing to open their hearts to us.
If there is one constant here in Bali, it’s that of dynamic change. Trying to capture a particular “neighborhood” is at best a blurry snapshot, as cafes pop up, villas and shops appear, and the landscape is suddenly, almost magically different.
Swipe your way from Pererenan beach to the main road, Jalan Raya Canggu:
During one of the numerous meetings with our architects it was casually mentioned that they’re designing a restaurant in Pererenan, not far from where our retreat will be. I found it back in May:
I immediately liked the look, and I was also told it will be serving Spanish food. I thought oh tapas that will be great!
In June I finally met Jose, the Brazilian entrepreneur behind Pescado:
The rumors were true about Spanish food, but it wasn’t going to be a tapas place. Jose was bringing a chef from Spain, who will train local chefs for at least two months in the intricacies of Spanish cooking. Wow!
The results, on display at the soft opening on Sunday, July 22 was over-the-top delicious!
Getting ready for the crowds.
Jose and his business partner’s niece.
And the happy crowd.
Please visit Pescado when you’re in the Canggu area. It will be worth your while, especially if you like fish.