Rainy season is supposed to be predictable… around mid to late May it will be mostly grey and rainy for a couple of weeks, then the rest of the summer is sunny with occasional late afternoon cloudbursts, until late October, when we get the same grey rain stuff again for a couple of weeks.
So, this year it came late… for most of the last couple of weeks it has been “dreech”, to use a good Scots word. Of course the Scots have many, many words to describe rain and grey weather, much as the Eskimos have many words for snow.
At The Reef in East End, we get less than 40% of the rainfall of Seven Mile Beach and George Town, but this weekend I am sure even The Reef has been dumped on.
Here I am on Sunday morning, and it has been raining pretty much non-stop since, oh, 4pm Friday.
I’m just REALLY glad that this was not going on last Wednesday, when they had all the windows and doors taken out of the house by 7:30am and did not get the place “dried in” until nearly 7pm. Phew !