Thursday, May 27, 2010

A wet contradiction

How is it that it has now rained roughly 2 inches in the last 48 hours in Matagalpa (praise to the Cocoa Gods and whomever else!) and there is no running water in the apartment right now?

The transition from verano (Summer/Dry season) to invierno (Winter/Wet season) is dramatic. All of a sudden everything is green, as if I had put on green-tinted lenses. Everything is humid. The temperature has dropped by a few degrees Celsius. Dry creek beds have become frothy torrents. Country roads become riskier, as certain bridges are destined to fail and other bridgeless stream-crossings will become impassable during the heavier rains.

Most of all, producers are happy. This dry season was long and hit hard.

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