Rereading my posts of this week I realized I forgot to share some interesting stuff. So it’s catchup time…
Monday August 18: The Playitas road was graded. I am not sure how far north, but at least to Las Tunas.
Thursday August 21: It thundered and pounded in Todos Santos but barely rained. It drizzled for 5 minutes. Not a single mud puddle on the Playitas road. But in Pescadero, it stormed. There is still standing water on the side of the road and mud and dirt across the highway. I was told that the arroyo in Elias Calles had 3-4 feet of water flowing through it.
Friday August 22: It was a dark cloudy day from the beginning and it rained really hard in Todos Santos for 30-40 minutes. It didn’t rain a drop in Pescadero. Go figure. There is still standing water in the low spots on the Playitas road. The wonderful grading of the road has mostly been destroyed. It’s still better than it was before the grading but many areas have gullies and ruts and puddles. It almost always happens this way in the summer, i.e. when the road is finally graded, it rains within a week or two. Ni modo!
All this water and heat means two immediate things. Weeds have sprouted up overnight. And the insects have multiplied too. Expect more bobos and the mosquitos can’t be that far behind. There is a standing puddle on my walk to the beach and this morning it was swarming with dragon flies, happily munching away. Before the rain I had hardly seen a dragon fly for many days. Then the rain and bam! There they are. Nature is amazing!