24/7 rain. No sun. Gray skies. Not that I mind it or anything, but shouldn’t God be holding something back for the next six months? What if he runs out? I hate to be critical of God, but he doesn’t seem to be planning ahead. Proof he’s a man.
OK, that was mean. Guess I’m grumpier than I thought.
bummer! sounds like you are affected by constant rain and overcast days the same way I am. Not a pretty sight.
And yet to come – the tropical depression building out over the Pacific coast…
If you are already tired of the rain, how will you be in 6 months?
The national news is reporting the tropical storm. No hurricanes in CR at least, but I still worry about land slides during really heavy rains.
I am ok with the rain EXCEPT for the fact that in a few days I have a trip scheduled…….and the season of ‘landing in Liberia and Panama’ has begun, so diverted flight…here we go
Day 6: rained all night, pouring when I got up at 5am, still raining now at 7am… sorry to hear CA has the same, Julie. It just can’t last. By the weekend, we will have sun. I officially predict (and hope) that’s true!
My sentiments exactly, James! How will it be in six months. But this is an aberration, everyone says so. May is usually a downpour every afternoon – this is very unusual. Still, as you point out: no hurricanes, no six months of winter ice and snow. Key West is suffering under a heat wave. You go from ac’ed car to ac’ed building there… at least the sun is shining!
Land slides are a huge issue, particularly for the poor people who squat near the rivers. The poorest, the newest immigrants live the furthest down the hill, closer to the cliff edge, closer to the river… their houses (if you can call them that) slide down the hill into the river first. Too much rain already here… this happens every year.
Along with road closings because of landslides, as well.
Hope you have a few good books to read, Wolfie! This too shall pass, verdad?
I guess we should count ourselves lucky that our early May vacation brought us only a half-day of rain? I couldn’t believe our luck, I kept saying “what rainy season?” when I woke up each day to bright sun, even in Arenal. It rained one afternoon in the Osa, and predictably, during our Nature Air flight back to San Jose. I guess rainy season was just a little late this year?
Hang in there and stay safe on the roads.
I am in Northern California right now for book stuff. he he he. Not in the rain. he. he. he. But I got to say it is frackin freezin here. Reminds me one reason why we made the move.
Bars and kiddie are still there – he said school has canceled some activities and the half full pool (leak) is now full again. I can’t understand the amount of rain you guys are getting.
Sure I will see it when I get back, but all day????
Wow. Stay dry,
So you visited our tiny pais, Island Chica? I have to visit your blog (ahem, you did not have a subscribe button last time I was there so it’s hard to keep up!!! you can get one at feedburner.com – I’ll be your first subscriber!), see what you thought!
JenPL: tropical wave, apparently and another one on the way. We had a little break… that was nice! Good luck with the book!!!
Okay, I’m working on the subscribe button. I’m having some technical difficulties (user error) that the Italian needs to help me with.
Anyway, I did visit your little paid and I loved it. We stayed at Orquideas Inn in Alajuela, then went to Arenal and the Osa Peninsula. If you haven’t made it down to the Osa, you should. What an incredible place.
I’ve just put some pics up on the blog. Enjoy!
I meant to say “little pais” not “little paid.” I don’t know why, but it strikes me as kind of a funny typo.
Funny – I thought you meant little “pad”! But I knew you meant my “place”. Of all the places I’ve been in Costa Rica, Uvita is my favorite place, I’d go there again in a minute. We didn’t make it to the Osa Peninsula, but that is the next new place to visit. love the photos… thank you!