Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Rain rain go away
We did know it was going to be the rainy season when we arrived in Cameroon. However English rain does not prepare you for it. Here in Buea we are not far from second wettest places in the world. I think this is because we are close to the ocean and next to a mountain.
The rainy season is approximaly April/May to September/October. It rains just about everyday. Sometimes all day and sometimes for days in a row with no break. We have to take our umbrella everywhere we go. You get no warning we never know when it is going to rain. The sky opens an it pours. Sometimes it is so heavy you cannot hear each other speak. It keeps you awake at night. I feel sure the roof with cave in sometimes with the power of the rain. We have a couple of leaky spots in the house, often you get up in the morning and the parlour floor is one big puddle.
Life will begin when the dry season starts. We will visit the villages. Many roads are impassible during the wet season.
This is our road, we live just down on the right. It is a dirt track, after a days rain it is a mud bath. You have to jump over puddles. If we come home late (by that I mean after 7pm then it gets dark) we need a torch to see the puddles with.
I am sure in a few months time we will be complaining its too hot!! But at the moment it is just too wet!!