Guest blogger… Kotoni masquerading (with wife) as two drowned rats!
I’m from Scotland and I certainly know what rain is.
I’ve even gone through cyclones when living in Bermuda… but the sideways torrential rain we had yesterday was… well it was very very wet and bloody cold too.
This was not what we signed up for.
Our recently repaired road in front of the house has taken a turn for the worst and I feel like I am back in Orange with pot holes galore.
The best shoe option are again our trusty crocs which can tackle these tricky terrains and get us through these weird Pacific weather extremes.
Watching life continue unabated is also an eye opener with school students walking home, umbrellas turned inside out… or soaked through while waiting for their bus in bare feet carrying their shoes. They seem unperturbed by the puddles and wade straight through the muddy waters nonchalantly while we try to skips and jump over and around them.
People zoom past sitting or standing on the back of sodden trucks but still yelling out ‘bye bye’ which seems to be the palangi (westerner) standard greeting whether we are coming or going. I am pleased to say the cold snap only lasted one day and we are back to high humidity and everything feeling damp. I wonder how long it will take for mildew and mould to develop… and just when we were enjoying the dry toilet paper!