The Rainy Season
We’ve never experienced this much rain before
As the rainy season draws to a close, there’s a prevailing sense of relief on the island. This relief stems from the fact that we’ve been fortunate to avoid a significant weather event this year, unlike what the island experienced a year ago. It’s a relief to finally have stretches of days without rain and to be able to hang dry laundry after weeks of being unable to do so. Relief from flooded streets, yards, and even homes as the water slowly begins to recede. The end of our first rainy season is less than two weeks away. Let the sun shine. This week's newsletter focuses on how this little community navigates the challenges the rainy season brings. Let’s dive in.
The heavy rains have done a number on our sandy roads. Because our roads aren’t paved, the stretches of intense rain create potholes everywhere, making it difficult to navigate whether by golf cart, bicycle, or by foot. The village council’s hardworking maintenance crew will go around and fill the potholes with more sand, then flatten them with a massive bulldozer type of machine. This is simply a temporary fix as the next rainfall will wash away more sand, uncovering the potholes again. The end of the rainy season will allow the potholes to stay covered longer, which will undoubtedly be a welcomed relief to the residents and visitors of the island.