We'd been collecting Belikin bottles for awhile as I'd been enjoying the Sorrel Stout holiday brew leading up to and during the holidays. Barry, silly boy, doesn't really care for Belikin, so I can't even blame any of the empties on him. A few days ago, renters in the unit next door to us left us a large number of empty (and some full as well) soda bottles and a soda case that they hadn't had time to return to Belikin for their deposit. It looked like free money to us, so who were we to say no?
Since we don't have a golf cart, we have only one way to get such a load back to the distributor, and that's via bicycle. Fortunately, Barry has some excellent utility baskets on the rear rack of his bike that enabled us to get the whole load of bottles back to town. Good thing the biggest and only hill is the Sir Barry Bowen bridge
, as this was quite a heavy load, but Barry was up for the challenge. I bet Sir Barry Bowen himself would have been proud!
All loaded up and ready to go
Both baskets were brimming with heavy bottles
And we're off to town!
Wish I hadn't sold my full-suspension mountain bike -- it would help on these rough roads.
In front of Barry are workers heading from a job site back down to Grand Caribe's wood shop.
So far, so good
At our destination, we unloaded all the bottles and made $13.75 (BZD, half that in US dollars) for our efforts. This would have gone towards a Belikin "party can", which is the easiest and least expensive way for me to buy beer for home consumption here, but they were all out. I guess that was a popular holiday item.
Since party cans were sold out, I had to content myself with a few bottles of Belikin from the grocery store, thus beginning yet another bottle collection.