Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Quote of the Day: “God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.” Jane Goodall
Rainy season slows lots of things down here, but nothing stops completely. Even roads that are closed to vehicle traffic can still be walked or ridden with a bicycle. The frequent power outages during rain storms only disable those without generators, but this happens so often that almost every little business has a small generator to supply power for lights, copy machines, phone chargers, and hair dryers to name a few. The big difference that is visible is that the people who are everywhere on the roads, assembled in groups and elsewhere just disappear. Something about the rain makes everyone head for cover. There are umbrellas available but those are used mostly to supply shade and not for rain. Rain coats, too, are available but only police use them routinely. If you have a good four-wheel drive vehicle, it's a great time to be out and about. All the pikipikis (motorbikes) are huddled under trees, so the roads are pretty much vehicle free. I love riding around Bunda in light rain, it is quiet, clean, the air smells wonderful, and it's easy to get just about anywhere. Maybe God planned these rainy season benefits. At any rate, we sure enjoy them even though our staff don't.