Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Rainy Season

The rainy season in Haiti is generally April to June, with hurricane season immediately following until the end of October. However, rainy season started about a month early this year. It has been raining, mostly at night, multiple times a week since the beginning of March. The good thing about rainy season starting sooner is that we need the rain. The farmers need water for their crops, and we need rain water to fill our cistern.

The unfortunate and unavoidable part of rainy season is the mud. I had forgotten about how much mud can develop overnight! The short cut I take to get the guest house hasn't been completely dry in a looooonnnngggg time and some days it doesn't seem I'll make it to the guest house without falling in the mud. Thankfully I haven't fallen, or lost a sandal, in the mud yet!

I guess the point of this post is to say this: If you're coming to Haiti this spring, bring your raincoat! And bring shoes that clean easily!

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